PO Box 966 Squamish BC V8B 0A1 CA

Start date: Friday, March 1 2024.


 From Friday, March 1, 2024 at 12:00 AM until Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 11:59 PM

 Brohm Ridge Chalet

Location: Brohm Ridge Chalet | Brohm Ridge, Squamish, BC, V0N1T0


BlaskTusk Snowmobile Club
Avalanche Skills Training
Level 2. Sled

Niko Weiss, Rob Hanna, & S. H. BCSF, CAA, CSC

The BlackTusk Alpine Learning Centre at Brohm Ridge is pleased to be hosting its Avalanche Skills Training Program (AST-2). Instruction by BackCountry Safety Training ltd and avalanche guru Niko Weiss. The Blacktusk clubhouse provide a unique learning environment, its location at 6000 feet maximizes field time, interspersed with classroom, and evening discussions. Engaging with other sledders, trading skills, ideas and stories makes the course fun and helps to reinforce knowledge. Enjoy chef prepared, dinner, lunch and breakfast.


Included in the price

AST-2 Certification

Avalanche Canada qualified instructors

Two night lodge based accommodation

6 meals (dinner day 1, breakfast & lunch & dinner day 2, breakfast & lunch day 3)

Snowcat transport sleeping gear

Avaluator trip planner, text book, handouts, snow study tools

New friendships and knowledge.

Not included in the price:

Transport to and from the course, personal clothing and equipment including your sled.

*Self supplied sled, beacon, probe, shovel in good working order

You must provide: overnight gear - warm sleeping bag, pillow, indoor shoes, Saturday lunch, beverages, snacks (some gear can be transported via the snow cat)

*please advise if you have food allergies. Special diets not accommodated.

Blacktusk Snowmobile Club


Zoom meeting Feb TBA

Alpine learning center (brohm chalet) March 1 - 13  2024

Course Outline: 5 day course:

Day 1 on Zoom: Terminology. Formation and nature of avalanches

Day 2 on Zoom: Various avalanche problems

Day 3 on the field: Snow observations, weather observations, snow testing, information collection, terrain identification, rescue practice

Day 4 on the field: Travel planning, slope management, decision making and more field testing

Day 5 on the field: writing objectives, putting it all together, forecasting for a week out, wrap up


Students need to bring: avalanche gear-(backpack/shovel/probe/beacon), snowmobile in good working order.


Email enquiries: info@btsc.ca

Website: https://btsc.ca/

Website: www.bcsnowmobile.ca

*fees are subject to change


Price: $849.00 Taxes waived

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