Guides Course

Guides Course
From CAD CA$410.00
  • 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.


Schedule


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

  • Building anchors

  • Beacon exam

  • Map and compass work

  • Creating a route plan

  • Human factors


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

  • Touring techniques

  • Track setting

  • Downhill skiing assessment


Day 3 - February 24
7:45am - 4:30pm

Meet at Rogers Pass Discovery Centre

  • Glacier travel

  • Route finding

  • Navigation

  • Downhill guiding

  • Prize giveaway  


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:

  • ACMG guiding

  • 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