8 days


67.5 hours


Certification accredited by PTIB

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The Ski/Snowboard Guide Level 3 course prepares students for guide-level testing. The curriculum focuses on necessary skill sets needed to complete ACMG level testing in avalanche safety, 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.

  • Skills required by ACMG/IFMGA
  • Further avalanche safety training
  • Forecasting and route planning
  • National and international guiding regulations
  • Backcountry skiing technique and etiquette
  • Rope and climbing skills
  • Risk management and ACMG rescue system
As per ACMG course specification the course outcome is:
  • Prepare students for Canadian Avalanche Level 3 Certification
  • Select, utilize and set up guided client’s standard backcountry equipment
  • Plan and forecast routes for ski/snowboard guided trips
  • Demonstrate rope and climbing skills as they pertain to guided ski trips
  • 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
  • Demonstrate skills required by ACMG/IFMGA and other international guiding standards relevant to the industry
  • Possess and demonstrate knowledge in advanced backcountry skiing technique and etiquette
  • Generate risk management protocols and ensure safety for clients
  • Explain safety protocols, protection placement and multi-directional anchor
  • Demonstrate the ACMG rescue system
  • Employ basic lowering and brake systems for guide/client rappels
  • Demonstrate multi-day ascents and descents with emphasis on guide techniques

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