Mountaintop
Safety Training

Programs for beginners and experienced mountaineers

Avalanche Skills Training Level 1

Participants must have intermediate ability in either skiing or snowshoeing and be moderately fit.

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Avalanche Skills Training: Level 1

This two-day course offers both theory and practical training in Avalanche Awareness. 

2018 Course Dates & Times 
Jan. 6-7, 20-21 
Feb. 3-4, 17-18
Mar. 3-4, 17-18

8:30am - 4:30pm
Includes both indoor and outdoor sessions.

Price
$225 (includes admission to Grouse Mountain)
$199 for Grouse Mountain passholders

Participant Info
Participants need to be on the 08:15 Skyride to meet the instructor at 08:30 by the fireplace inside the Chalet.

What to Bring
  • Alpine touring / telemark / split board / snowshoeing equipment (skiers and snowboarders need reliable climbing skins) 
  • A backpack (30 litre capacity minimum) 
  • Warm clothes appropriate for mountain travel 
  • Extra pair of gloves 
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen 
  • Small personal first aid kit (band-aids, blister care, personal medication…) 
  • Food and water (lunch time on Day 2 is spent outside in the field) 
  • Optional: Thermos of hot drink and down jacket. (long portions of the field sessions are fairly low intensity) 
  • All avalanche rescue equipment is included but you are encouraged to bring your own if you have any. This will ensure that you get instructions and practice with the equipment you will use on future trips.

Grouse Mountain reserves the right to change or cancel programs and schedules without notice. Products are non refundable and non transferable.

Announcements

Please be aware, Altitudes Bistro is undergoing renovation. Lunch service with the Altitudes menu will be available in The Observatory beginning at 11am. Grouse Grind coffee bar open 7:00am-10:00pm and Grill board menu available from 11:00am. The Observatory will be open 5:00pm - 10:00pm.