Every 2 years (for the last 20 years) the Canadian Ski Guide association holds a 9 day long exam for ski guides that want to lead or supervise a cat or heliskiing operation operation. This winter 5 guides managed to pass this gruelling ski guide test. The exam involves terrain selection, group management, rescue, crevasse rescue, Transceiver search and much more. The crevasse rescue was held at 9,000 ft in the northern Monashee range. This course was hosted by Mike Weigle Heliskiing.
The Level 3 qualification allows guides to supervise a cat or heliskiing operation. The level 3 takes a minimum of 6 years to complete and involves:
This winter the guides that guide cat skiing that passed are:
Congratulations to all these guys – why not go to one of these operations and request to ski with one of these guides