Journeyman Lodge - AST Lv1 - Immersive

Dec. 18-19-20/ 2015 (3 Days) 

Jan. 15-16-17/ 2016 (3 Days) 

An early season opportunity focusing on the basics of skiing in the backcountry. The perfect Christmas present!  This is a course for those just branching out from downhill skiing and wishing to acquire appropriate entry level safety skills, proper instruction in uphill skinning techniques, assessing mountain environments and of course, the fun of powder snow skiing.

Learning outcome: AST lv 1 certificate and developed understanding of winter hazards with increased confidence in decision making in avalanche terrain.  

Course Outline:

Location: Unlike other programs available within the coast mountain range, this course takes place at a backcountry lodge nestled deep in the pristine setting of the Callaghan valley. This location is ideal for hands-on learning, providing ample opportunities for our students to apply course theory in the field.

Duration: 3 dayscallaghan lodge

Difficulty: Challenging

Terrain: Simple to Challenging

Total Distance: approx.. 8-11 km. per day

Elevation Gain: 650m + per day

Ratio: 6:1

Prerequisites: Strong intermediate/advance skier/boarder comfortable on black runs and variable snow conditions. Good fitness level.
No previous Backcountry experience required

Cost: $ 990 per person + 5% GST

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Includes: Parking, trail passes, transportation to the lodge, luggage transfers, guiding sevices and overnight accommodation at the Journeyman Lodge
- All meals: Day of check-in: lunch, Après-ski appetizers and a 4-course dinner, Full lodge days: Continental breakfast, bagged lunch, après-ski appetizers and a 4-course dinner, Day of check-out: Continental breakfast and bagged lunch, Non-alcoholic beverages (coffee, tea, milk, juice & hot chocolate – please note we do not serve soda but you are welcome to bring your own)
- 3 days of direct instructions by professional guides
- Avaluator booklet, handout package, and completion certificate.
- Use of Journeyman Lodge’s very own Scandinavian sauna

Rentals: Backcountry ski/splitboards and avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel available at a prefered rate.

Cancellation Policy: Full payment is required upon booking this programs. Cancellations and changes to bookings must be made in writing (email, fax, mail) or by phone to Coast Mountain Guides and are not considered canceled until acknowledged by return email or phone call by Coast Mountain Guides. You can cancel for any reason, at any time for a full refund till with 30 days before the start of the trip. Cancellations made 30 days or less to the program start will result in forfeiture of the full amount. We highly suggest that you purchase trip cancellation and travel medical insurance to avoid penalties related to a change in plans or injury. We take payments with Visa, MC, Amex, bank transfer and Paypal invoice.

OPERATION CANCELLATION / INTERRUPTION: Coast Mountain Guides reserves the right to cancel trips due to insufficient bookings or lodge unavailability. In this case, a full refund or alternative dates will be offered.

Terms: We do not offer refunds or transfer reservation dates due to personal illness, family emergency, or injury. ** Please remember that transportation to and from the lodge is weather dependent and delays can happen. Callaghan Country Wilderness Adventures is not responsible for delays or cancellations due to poor access conditions, poor roads, restrictions on trail access, or weather not conducive to outdoor recreation pursuits. *** Backcountry recreation is not without risk. Reliable prediction of factors such as weather, snow and terrain conditions is impossible. All guests will be required to read and sign a comprehensive "Release of Liability and Waiver of Claims Agreement" prior to departure. ****We strongly urge our clients to purchase appropriate trip cancellation and medical insurance prior to booking. Insurance can be purchased with your personal travel agent, or locally with Sunsational Vacations: 604-892-5991/

Sample Course Itinerary & Important Information- AST Lv 1 - Immersive>

*all participants will be required to sign a Coast Mountain Guides Waiver/Release of liability form - WCMG Waiver 2015-16>


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