Course curriculum

  • 01


    • Overview

  • 02


  • 03

    Applying Daily Forecast in the Field

    • Weather Factors

    • Quick Reference

    • Test Yourself

  • 04

    Snowpack Evaluation Basics

    • Why we dig

    • Where we dig

    • What we dig

    • Quick Reference

    • Test Yourself

  • 05

    Companion Rescue

    • Intro

    • Transceiver, shovel and probe

    • 1:1

    • Group Companion Rescue

    • Example 1

    • Example 2

    • Quick Reference

    • Test Yourself

    • Presentation

  • 06

    Pre-Trip Planning

    • Reading a map

    • Digital Products

    • Avalanche Forecast

    • Weather Forecast

    • Rescue Plan

    • Quick Reference

    • Test Yourself

  • 07


    • What is in your pack

    • Skis, Skins and Boots

    • Use of backcountry skins

    • Split-Boards

    • Layer up!

    • Quick Reference

    • Test Yourself

  • 08

    Wrap up

    • Intro

    • Case Study

    • Special thanks to:

    • Final Quiz


Instructor Bio:

Born in Red Deer, Alberta, Ross discovered the mountains as a teenager visiting Western Canada's best winter destinations as a sponsored snowboarder. At the age of 16 he was introduced to rock climbing through a local Whistler guide. This experience completely captivated him and opened his eyes to the huge potential the mountains present. In the following years, he completed his certification as an International Mountain Guide. “I feel privileged to be able to work as a mountain guide and look forward to sharing the thrill of the mountains with my guests.” Ross has guided, climbed and skied in the European Alps for the last several seasons. When he's at home he can be found working as a heli-ski guide in winters and climbing alpine rock routes in summer. @ross_berg_

Ross Berg

IFMGA Mountain Guide