Each year we put together courses for skiers looking to gain new mountain skills or upgrade and have a refresher. After each course you can expect to gain the nesscary experience to travel safely in mountains. If you're looking for a combination of these courses or would like to go on a hut trip and boost your skills, please get in touch.
CAA Avalanche Skills Training
Want to learn how to travel safely in the mountains?
This course will be a great opportunity to understand how to ski and travel in avalanche terrain. During this 2 day course you’ll use the avalanche bulletin and apply it to the type of terrain you want to ski. If you have questions this is the best place to start. If you’re new to the backcountry and wanting to go beyond the ski resort this is perfect first step.
Interested in skiing on glaciers?
This two day course will cover crevasse and cliff rescue techniques using a variety of ropes and hardware available. The goal of this course is to give you the ability to travel safely and confidently when skiing in glaciated terrain.
Navigation plays a key role in a succesful day out ski touring, without it time is lost, runs aren't skied or worse. This two day course is to help those looking to improve their skills in order to be confident and self sufiicient in the mountains. Learn how and when to use your naviagtion you have a solid idea of how to travel effeciently through the mountains. We will cover a wide range of applications and techniques using GPS, compass map, google map and other resources to make the most of your future trips.
Ski Mountaineering - The Basics
Are you wanting to ski that steep line but are unsure ?
Over 4 days we'll take a hands on approach covering a wide range of . The first day will be covering the equipement, techniques and proper application for ski mountaineering/steep skiing. The following 3 days we'll start from scratch from the planning to finally and skiing the objective. Given the nature this course is run in the spring for favorable conditions
Winter Camping and Leadership Course
Are you looking to gain skills to prepare yourself for a committing ski trip?
Learn the tricks on how to have a successful trip rather then an epic! From winter survival to white out navigation this 7-day course will give you the confidence to venture on one of the many committing ski traverses. The first 3 days will be a mix of lectures and ski sessions. A day spent on trip prep followed by a quick 3-day traverse.