Join me for 7 nights at Snowfall Lodge for both your AST 2 and a Glacier Travel Course!

South Illusion Peak, Snowfall Lodge
South Illusion Peak, Snowfall Lodge

During this course, we will spend most of our time ski touring and learning along the way. I try to have the students leading as much as possible while I supervise our exposure to hazards and search for learning opportunities.

Location - Snowfall Lodge (Selkirk Mountains)

Snowfall Lodge is a remote heli-accessed lodge nestled in the Battle Range, South West of Rogers Pass in the Selkirk Mountains. It has a deep snowpack with granitic peaks and glaciers to explore. You will get a LOT more out of this course location compared with Rogers Pass, because once we arrive, there will be 7 days with no driving, no valley bottom slogs, and no tracks to follow.


Day 1: Meet in Beaton and fly into Snowfall Lodge, Avalanche Rescue Practice and AST 2 classroom session.

Days 2-7: Complete AST 2 and Glacier Travel Course while skiing!

Day 8: Fly from Snowfall Lodge to Beaton and say goodbye

Beowulf Glacier, Snowfall Lodge
Beowulf Glacier, Snowfall Lodge


This course will be taught by myself and fellow IFMGA Mountain Guide Pierre Hungr  if we have enough people for a second group.


  • Strong ski/snowboard skills to manage navigating crevasses and steep trees.
  • Good fitness to access glaciated terrain.
  • At least 20 days experience ski touring.
  • AST 1 or equivalent training and experience.
Illusion Glacier, Snowfall Lodge
Illusion Glacier, Snowfall Lodge

Skills you will learn?

Glacier Travel

  • How and when to use rope(s)
  • Anticipating crevasses
  • "Reading" glaciers
  • Recognizing crevasses in poor light
  • Travelling on a glacier in a white-out
  • Snow anchors
  • Arresting a crevasse fall
  • Crevasse rescue techniques


  • LOTS about decision making and how to avoid avalanches. Please see more details here
Snowfall Lodge
Snowfall Lodge

Dates and Price

December 12th to 19th 2021            7 nights         6:1 ratio          $2495 + 5% GST        (5-6 per group)    FULL

This course is full. Please send me an email if you'd like to be put on a waiting list.

E-Transfer is the preferred method of payment, otherwise please contact me for alternate payment. Please make sure you have read through my booking conditions before making a payment.


  • Accomodation and food at Snowfall Lodge
  • Return Helicopter flight to Snowfall Lodge from Beaton
  • 7 days of guiding/instruction at 6:1 ratio with IFMGA Mountain Guides
  • AST 2 Course
  • Glacier Travel Course
  • Ropes


  • Travel to and from the staging area in Beaton
  • Personal glacier travel equipment
  • Accommodation in Revelstoke

Equipment list

  • Shovel
  • Probe
  • Transceiver (3-antenna)
  • Ski Touring Skis or plitboard
  • Skins
  • Personal repair kit specific to your equipment
  • Ski touring boots/snowboarding boots
  • Ski poles
  • Headlamp
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal first aid supplies
  • Toque
  • Minimum 1L water bottle or Thermos
  • Gore-tex (or equivalent) jacket
  • Gore-tex (or equivalent) pants
  • Puffy jacket
  • Warm layers for upper and lower body adequate for below freezing temperatures and wind
  • Thick gloves
  • Spare gloves
  • Lightweight harness (if possible otherwise climbing harness will work)
  • 3 locking carabiners
  • 4 non-locking carabiners
  • 240cm sewn sling (or 5m of webbing)
  • 5m x 6mm accessory cord
  • Personal prussik
  • Micro-traxion (optional)
  • Tibloc (optional)
  • Ice screw (between 12-22cm)
  • 40L backpack
  • Avaluator 2 (can be shared with another participant)
  • Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain fieldbook (Recommended, can be purchased from
  • Face Mask (COVID)