Backcountry Classroom: AIARE Level 2 Course at Ymir Lodge


Thu Oct 21st
9:00 PM


Do you aspire to become a better skier this season?

Register for free and join us October 21st for this live info-session with Rob Coppolillo, AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide and guidebook author.

With the backcountry season on our doorstep, it’s once again time to look for the perfect ski getaway. But the off-piste wilderness, as we all know, can be as harsh as it is beautiful. To enjoy its gifts to the full, a backcountry traveler has to be able to recognize hazards, utilize avalanche gear and employ high-level rescue techniques. So how do we reconcile the need for advance avy training with the desire to shred the gnar?

In this one-hour session, Rob will show you why, instead of the usual three days of theory and practice, an extended course allows you to fully grasp the lessons and master avalanche safety procedures in the field.

If you want to make the most out of your future days in the backcountry, learn how to stay up-to-date with your avy education and get tips from the author of guidebooks other guides turn to for info, tune in for this free webinar!



  • Skills you’ll gain from this deep-dive AIARE 2 course
  • Why BC has the ideal climate and terrain that makes for legendary powder and perfect skiing conditions
  • Tips on how to improve your backcountry skiing and avalanche education
  • Why the Ymir Lodge is the perfect basecamp
  • Exciting photos, videos and stories from his former courses


Rob will follow up with a live Q&A session, where you can ask him anything you want to know about this AIARE Level 2 Course or backcountry skiing at Ymir Lodge. Get free professional advice from an AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide, whose guidebooks are what other guides turn to for reliable info!

After hearing Rob’s story, you’ll want to pack your skis and head for the iconic Kootenays on the first available flight!

Webinar host

Rob Coppolillo

AMGA/IFMGA Rock, Ice and Alpine Guide

Rob Coppolillo is an AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide and the owner of Vetta Mountain Guides. In fact, Rob’s one of the first 100 Americans to have earned international certification through the International Federation Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA). Having lived in Boulder, Colorado, for 30 years, he now bases in Chamonix, France, with his wife and two sons. He’s a freelance writer who speaks English, Italian and French, and his most recent book, “The Ski Guide Manual,” was published by Falcon Guides in November 2020.

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