Advanced Weather - Revelstoke (November 5-7, 2019)

 Hillcrest Hotel, Mount Revelstoke Room, Revelstoke, B.C.

November 5-7, 2019


Last updated: June 6, 2019 – Check this page again 2 weeks prior to your course start date

Dear CAA Advanced Weather participants,

Welcome to the Canadian Avalanche Association’s Advanced Weather course.  

This advanced course is designed to build upon the weather interpretation and analysis skills participants obtained in the Introduction to Weather course, and to deepen their understanding of how weather affects the mountain snowpack and avalanche conditions. In addition, students will be introduced to the more advanced principles and tools of mountain meteorology, such as numerical weather prediction models and weather forecasting techniques. Taught by leading forecasters and meteorologists in Canada this course is designed for anyone interested in knowing more about weather and its interaction in mountainous regions.

This 3-day course is full and intense. What you get out of this course will be in direct proportion to the time you spend on your pre-course work.

Besides the mailed student resource package this will be the only written correspondence from the CAA regarding your course. Please contact the CAA directly (250-837-2435) if you have any questions.

Below you will find pertinent information for your course. Take the time to read it carefully.

We wish you well on your travels this winter and success during your course.



Emily Grady

Industry Training Program Manager

Pre-course preparation checklist

  • Check this page again 2 weeks prior to course start date.
  • You will be mailed a package containing a variety of resources. Please arrive to course prepared having completed the mandatory readings and pre-course questions found under the Lesson Outlines & Pre-Course Materials tab of your student manual. 
  • Until you receive your student manual, please refer to your online registration confirmation email for a view-only link to the manual. 
  • We encourage students to review the optional pre-course tasks and readings. This includes the CAA online weather resource webpage.
  • Internet resources play a large part in the study of weather. We encourage students to peruse the website links found in Appendix D of your student manual. Learn what weather information websites present, how they present the weather information and how you as a user can read it. Come to the course with questions.

Location and Start Time

Start time: 8:00 am sharp on November 5, 2019

Location: Click here for a map of the course location Hillcrest Hotel, Mount Revelstoke Room, 2100 Oak Dr, Revelstoke, BC V0E2S0, Canada, 250.837.3322

Equipment List

The Advanced Weather course is a classroom-based course. Come prepared with your laptop, power cable, student manual and pen/notepaper. As this is a classroom course and most of you will be used to being active during your day, mentally prepare yourself for a classroom setting and come to class having exercised in the morning or plan to exercise at lunch if needed. Snacks and any specific hydration needs should be organized in advance and brought to class. There is a lunch break but it is not long so having a prepared lunch is beneficial.

Sample Schedule

View a Sample Schedule for the Introduction to Weather course.


There will be a written exam at the end of the course which you will be required to pass with 71%. The exam will pertain to the readings and classroom lectures. The exam is “open book”, including access to the internet, but does have a time limit of one hour.

Plenty of opportunities are presented for students to ask questions of instructors over the duration of the course. We encourage students to make use of these opportunities to clarify any necessary materials.


All students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the course location. For those wishing to carpool a list of student emails is sent out a few weeks prior to the course start date for that purpose.


There are a lot of options for accommodation in Revelstoke. You can visit or for information on local hostels, hotels, motels, campgrounds, and B & B’s.

Student Policies

The CAA has many student policies. Please go to our Student Resources webpage to view them.
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