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    KGN
    215 Posts

    Looking for feedback from people who have taken this course in BC. Worth it? And where did you take it. Was looking at Whistler area as its within a few hours, but open to most areas. Seems there is a big difference in price from area to area. Rogers pass course was 800 bucks plus, Whistler was 500 plus, ect..

    Wondering if I have enough experience as well, only one season touring, maybe out 20 times. Plus however many times I could get out before the course starts.

    Big question is, did you find the course worth the money?

    #646927
    scottnfld
    39 Posts

    Hey KGN,
    i’ve been looking into doing my AST 2 as well and found these guys….http://www.skiguides.ca/courses/avalanche-skills-2.html
    $350 a person if you can muster together a group of 6 people with your own private guide for the small group.

    cheers,
    Scott

    #646928
    treetop
    63 Posts

    wow, scottnfld, that’s a good price for an AST 2.

    last year, I called up everyone I knew that snowboards and put together a crew that was interested in an AST 2 and then got in touch with Greg Johnson, but he was way too busy to put together a course for us (I’m glad he is doing well for himself, he is a super nice guy). He recommended Scott Newsome, but by that point, I couldn’t get any time off and the whole thing fell apart. I’ve seen that Scott is doing great things these days too, so I bet he is also pretty booked up.

    I think I would learn more by doing a course with a guide that sb’s (but they seem to be in super high demand these days). So far, I’ve taken a few mountain-skills courses, all with skiers, so I really want to see how a good snowboard guide manage the terrain in the mountains on a snowboard. If that was available, I would jump on it in a second. Is there any interest in trying to organize something?

    #646929
    KGN
    215 Posts

    I would be interested in something potentially, depending on what dates it would happen obviously. After New Years for sure for me, as I would like to have more practice first, with pits and stuff.But price is a driving factor, thinking about accommodation and stuff too depending on where it is.

    I still would like to hear from somebody here who has taken the course :thumbsup:

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