Safety Training

Programs for beginners and experienced mountaineers

Avalanche Skills Training: Level 1


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

2021 Course Dates & Times 
Jan. 9-10, 23-24 SOLD OUT
Feb. 6-7, 20-21 SOLD OUT
Mar. 6-7, 20-21 SOLD OUT

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

$275 (includes admission to Grouse Mountain)

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.


From all of us at Grouse Mountain, thank you for joining us during our winter season! We'll see you on the slopes next season! Guests should adhere to current public health orders and travel restrictions. Indoor dining has been paused until May 24th, 2021 but takeout and patio options are available - learn more