AST2, Ymir Lodge, avalanche terrain, backcountry skiing

AST2 in the Kootenays 19-23 January 2022

Wed, Jan 19/22 - Sun, Jan 23/22 (5 days)

1750 / Person
Ymir Lodge and Nelson, BC

AST2 Kootenays Payment Options

You will experience 5 days of guided, catered ski touring as well as the option to obtain or refresh your avalanche skills with the CAA AST2 course. Classroom curriculum will be covered in the mornings and evenings so you can spend more time on the snow, skiing and analyzing the terrain.


Prerequisites: Strong intermediate skier in good physical condition.

PeakSTRATAGEMs AST2 Trip Pricing includes: 3 nights accommodation at Ymir Lodge and 1 night in Nelson, 5 guided days with ACMG guides, 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners.

Price: $1750

Dates Available: 19-23 January 2021.


AST1, moderate fitness and strong intermediate ski ability

Prerequisites are meant as a guideline. Please Contact us if you have any concerns over the prerequisites.


Day 1: Meet at Kootenay Valley Helicopters time @ 0830 PST. Companion rescue training, introduction to the local snowpack and a short tour.

Day 2-3: Review of forecasts and planning meetings over breakfast. Interactive ski days around Ymir – we learn while we ski, discussing terrain choices, snowpack and gathering data as required. Expect full days of skiing. Evening meeting, classroom sessions and social.

Day 4 : Morning skiing before flight out midday.

Day 5: Ski tour around Kootenay Pass followed by final debrief.

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PeakSTRATAGEM AST2 Course Details 19-23 January 2022

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