This course focuses on the skills necessary to travel, ski or snowboard safely in the backcountry in winter. These skills include ski touring equipment knowledge and proficiency, route finding, avalanche terrain and hazard evaluation, group travel management, and companion rescue.
Minimum Credits: 2 Length: 52 hours Prerequisites: Students must be strong intermediate skiers and/or snowboarders and have completed the MAST 146 Avalanche Skills Training. Must be physically fit and capable of traveling in mountainous terrain under adverse weather conditions. Delivery Method: On-campus Course Outline: https://sps.cotr.bc.ca/Outlines/Course Outlines/MAST143.pdf