Students in the Selkirk College Ski Operations & Management Program had the opportunity to learn in the outdoor classroom at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing in late-January where they took part in avalanche training and had the chance to experience one of the world’s most renowned outdoor adventure destinations just north of Meadow Creek.
“To see the look on these student’s faces when we first let them out of the snowcat at the top of a mountain is priceless. They come from all over Canada and the world, and many have never before been exposed to the mountain environment on this scale,” says Martin Keyserlingk, the Selkirk College faculty member who ran the students through the AST I course. “It’s very rewarding to expose these keen students to the world of backcountry skiing, avalanche skills, safe travel and companion rescue. It all plays an important part of the overall ski industry—especially locally here in BC.”