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Chill Alpine Friends
Four day MSC-endorsed courses take the two-day Snow Safety into more complex terrain and explore the avalanche phenomena in greater depth.
This is the official MSC-endorsed certified Backcountry Avalanche Course (BAC). Aimed at experienced tourers, the course will provide a hands-on approach to alpine travel and snow assessment. The Course is run by Anna Keeling Guiding and based at Cheeseman Ski Area, staying at Snowline Lodge.
Who is it for? It is designed for individuals who spend time travelling in an alpine environment, outside of ski area boundaries who are wanting to increase their knowledge and decision making capabilities.
The course will suit those who have a basic understanding of avalanche phenomena and spend time travelling in alpine terrain as part of tramping trips, hunting, mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding or other outdoor experiences. This course is not for walkers however - everyone must be on skis or snowboards and must be of an intermediate or better standard in all snow conditions. You will be out all day, you will be hiking on skins. Seewww.annakeelingguiding.co.nz/faq for information on fitness, ski ability, and gear hire.
There will be a mix of indoor and outdoor learning with a major focus on hands-on practice in the field.
Date: 24-27th August 2023
Venue: The course is taught in uncontrolled terrain (outside of a ski area boundary) of low to moderate-angle where rope protection is not required for safety. There may be some exposure to heights. It is delivered above the bush line in a snow-covered environment.
Course cost includes:
*please bring lunch on the first day.
What to Bring: a full list of what to bring will be sent out as part of course registration.
On completion, the participant will have a theoretical and working knowledge of:
This course includes a formal assessment of avalanche rescue skills. On successful completion of a transceiver test, a Certificate of Competence is issued by the provider. Participants also receive a Certificate of Attendance.
This course is taught by NZMGA Ski guides with a minimum qualification of MSC Avalanche 2 (or equivalent), who hold a current outdoor first aid certificate.
An online pre-course training package, three-hour theory evening and four-day field training.
- Full refund less 15% deposit (admin fee) if you cancel more than 21 days prior to start. Processing Fees are non-refundable.
- If you cancel 21 days or less prior to the course start there is no refund. No refunds or reschedules will be provided in the event of injury, illness (including Covid-19), equipment failure, lack of fitness, or ability.
- If the course is postponed due to weather conditions on day one, a refund less 15%.
Please note: Chill will confirm in the week prior to the course whether the course is on as scheduled or not. If the course is cancelled, due to weather conditions or not enough participants, you can either apply for a refund or book for another course later in the season. Processing fees are not eligable for refunds.
Our Cancellation Policies are subject to change, please contact us if you have any questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 03 365 6530.
To avoid paying the processing fee, you can pay via bank transfer. In the checkout process, select "Bank Deposit" as your payment method and please transfer the cost of the course into our bank account