Alpine Guide Training

Canada / Vancouver

  • Tuition Fee : CAD5,000 / Entire Course
  • Duration : 6 Months
  • Language Requirements : International Certificate in English at B1 Level


The Alpine Guide Training Program consists of 157.5 full time hours completed over a 6 month period and introduces the fundamental skills to alpine mountaineering techniques and backcountry guiding. Students are able to strengthen their own alpine techniques and/or to prepare for a career as an ACMG/IFMGA guide assistant.

Students learn the fundamentals to alpine mountaineering and are immersed in the alpine of the Whistler valley, where they practice their newly learned skills in “real world” situations. Throughout the program, students will be building a resume of trips and backcountry experiences to help prepare them to reach an ACMG/IFMGA level, if chosen.

General Requirements

-All students applying to WAS must be 18 years or older.
-Receive a valid Canadian Study Permit before program starts.

Language Requirements

Students must meet the following English Requirements (or equivalent) to be enrolled into any course or program:

-IELTS General Training: Listening: 4.5 | Reading: 3.5 | Writing: 4 | Speaking: 4
-CELPIP-General: Listening: 2H | Reading: 2H | Writing: 2H | Speaking: 2H
-IELTS: 4+
-TOEFL iBT: 52-62
-Cambridge: PET (Merit)
-CLB Stage: 4
-Online test results: B1 minimum



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