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Freeride 5-day training CSA 1+2

Are you considering improving your technical freeride and avalanche safety skills? This 5-day training program with Philippe, a certified guide, will teach you everything you need to know.

Mountain RangeArctic Cordillera
Duration5 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr
Type of tripNot specified


How can we use avalanche safety knowledge to maximize our freeride excursions? Where can we find the best powder snow? What is the best course of action in a powder snow avalanche scenario? These are some questions this program will answer. 

I would like to invite you to a freeride 5-day training in which we will learn about the mountain environment and the most important avalanche skills. I offer this course once a year, and it is available for all experienced skiers and snowboarders that want to improve their mountaineering techniques.

The main objective is to provide an intermediate level for taking decisions combining avalanche concepts of the CSA 1 and CSA 2. We’ll also be accompanied by a Quebec freeride professional.

At the end of this freeride course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the relationship between security and freeriding in the mountain;
  • Understand the basics of avalanche formation;
  • Have a different perspective of the mountain environment;
  • Identify avalanche prone terrain and use the proper techniques in avalanche situations;
  • Learn how to use the Avaluator ™ tool that uses the terrain exposure scale and reports where there is snow;
  • Understand the different steps to plan and carry out a trip;
  • As a final point, perform a self-rescue and understand the limitations of knowledge.

This a perfect program if you want to integrate freeride concepts with avalanche safety. Consequently, it will give you valuable tools for future off-piste skiing experiences.

So, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any interest in this training program. It’s a great opportunity to improve your technical mountain skills. Don’t miss it! It will be my pleasure to be your guide and accompany you on this valuable learning experience!



About the guide

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It is at the Manoir du Lac-Sainte-Marguerite in Lucerne in the Laurentians north of Montreal where Philip in his first memory of old slides in 1986. Armed rental skis bought at the end of the season is great family adventure in winter sports. The station closed doors and the family migrated magestueux Mont Christi few winters. Another closure and the family is on the slopes of Mount Owls Head.C'est on these flanks Philip discovers the atmosphere of the ski race. It's really thanks to this team atmosphere that Philip survives a Bachelor of Administration at HEC Montreal where he gets entrepreneurship award. He then trained as avalanche forecaster and as a ski guide in western Canada. He goes skiing during the months of summers since 2001 in South America. More snow and skiing, it's the people that motivate Philippe.

Heliski guide, hiking and alpine ski mountaineering, British Columbia, Chile, Argentina and Quebec.
Professional Course instructor for the Canadian Avalanche Association Avalanche.
More than 12 years of experience in the Chilean and Argentine Andes.
Production consultant for research and logisitique Adventurer Alpine since 2010. (Series: South America, Western Canada and participating in Europe)
Development, production and field logistics for US television projects in remote areas (Expedition Impossible - Morocco 2010, 72hrs - Tasmania 2012).

Avalanche forecaster the Centre of Haute Gaspésie 2005-2010.
Research and writing of alpine touring itineraries guide in the Chic-Chocs in the work as a forecaster at the center of Haute-Gaspésie Avalanche.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

CAD 614 each

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