- Duration: 3 Days
- Location: Revelstoke, BC
- Product code: P84HPZ
Consider this course to be a pre-exam to the official guides exam. This course is built for ladies who want to become ski guides or who are curious about the possibility of pursuing that path one day. It's a perfect course for you if you’ve been gaining industry experience and would like some more focused mentorship and confidence building. We will spend three hands-on days exploring your skill set and working with you to affirm your strengths and work on your weaknesses.
This course will have a one guide to three student ratio to simulate the official guiding exam, while also allowing you the opportunity to ask questions and gain direct and personal feedback. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a personalized report card with an overview of your skill set.
The skill set we will go over in the field is as follows:
Day 1 - February 22
Revelstoke - town based
9am - 4:30pm
Meet at Okanagan College Revelstoke
Crevasse rescue: tips and tricks
Map and compass work
Creating a route plan
Day 2 - February 23
7:45am - 4:30pm
Meet at Rogers Pass Discovery Centre before beginning the day out in the field
Daily plan and guides meeting
Downhill skiing assessment
Day 3 - February 24
7:45am - 4:30pm
Meet at Rogers Pass Discovery Centre
While it’s not mandatory, we do suggest that ladies who sign up for this camp have their CAA Operations Level One and 80-hour wilderness first aid certification, as well as crevasse rescue skills. This course is only open to expert skiers in order to ensure that you and your five fellow participants get the most valuable experience possible.
This course requires:
1. To be very proficient at glacier travel, beacon use, and crevasse rescue. This will be more of a testing and practicing scenario than a teaching scenario.
2. Need to be an expert skier and have no problems moving through any type of terrain. We will be analyzing your skiing and giving you feedback.
4. It is very important that we match everyone in this course at the correct level to ensure that we're providing the best training grounds. You need extensive amounts of touring and backcountry experience.
This camp includes:
Personalized and professional coaching
Hands on knowledge and feedback to better set you up for your guiding goals
The chance to win some awesome goodies at our prize giveaway