8 days


67.5 hours


Certification accredited by PTIB

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The Ski/Snowboard Guide Level 2 course follows the ACMG/IFMGA curriculum educating students on skills required for a successful backcountry mountaineering experience.

Students immerse in avalanche training, route and terrain selection, trip planning and navigation, advanced rescue techniques, client management as well as the business of managing a guide operation.


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Students enrolled in the full Ski/Snowboard Guide Training Program.

  • Planning equipment and routes for multi day trips
  • Rope climbing skills, anchors and glacier rescue
  • Customer service management
  • Advanced backcountry skiing technique and etiquette
  • Terrain evaluation, hazard mitigation, risk management
  • Advanced avalanche rescue skills
As per ACMG course specification the course outcome is:
  • Complete Canadian Avalanche 2 Certification
  • Students will be able to select, utilize and set up guided client’s standard backcountry equipment
  • Plan and forecast routes for ski/snowboard guided trips
  • Demonstrate general rope and climbing skills as they pertain to guided ski trips for guide clients
  • Convey an understanding of customer service in relation to the ski guiding business and clientele
  • Demonstrate and interpret regional, national, and international guiding restrictions and regulations as well as permit and land management issues
  • Gain foundational skills required by ACMG/IFMGA and other international guiding standards relevant to the industry
  • Possess and demonstrate knowledge in basic backcountry skiing technique and etiquette
  • Generate risk management protocols and ensure safety for clients
  • Demonstrate advanced avalanche rescue techniques

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