Dates and Fees

All CMSG course dates and fees are subject to change without notice.

Rock guide

Application deadline: March 1, 2017
ProgramDatePlaceFee
Guide Training Rock June 10 - 18, 2017 Canmore $2320
Guide Training Rock June 10 - 18, 2017 Squamish $2320
Application deadline: May 1, 2017
ProgramDatePlaceFee
Rock Exam Prep Course July 10-13, 2017 Squamish $1370
Apprentice Rock Guide Sept 5-11, 2017 Squamish $1880
Apprentice Rock Guide Sept 5 - 11, 2017 Canmore $1880
Rock Guide Sept 5 - 11, 2017 Canmore $1900

Ski guide

Guide Training Skiing — application deadline: June 1, 2017
ProgramDateFee
Guide Training Skiing - Alpine Skills 1 Sept. 18 - 22, 2017 $970
Guide Training Skiing - Alpine Skills 2 Sept. 22 - 26, 2017 $970
Guide Training Skiing – Mechanized 1 Dec. 1 - 7, 2017 $2600
Guide Training Skiing - Mechanized 2 Dec. 8 - 14, 2017 $2600
Movement Skills Screening (ski or snowboard) Jan. 19, 2018 $300 - $500
Guide Training Ski, Touring 1 Jan. 21 - 27, 2018 $2000
Guide Training Ski, Touring 2 Jan. 28 - February 3, 2018 $2000

* Note: Candidates only take one section of each GTS course (1 or 2); Alpine Skills, Mechanized, and Touring . Remain flexible in your dates as the CMSG office reserves the right of candidate placement.

Apprentice Ski Guide Exams — application deadline: Oct. 1, 2016
ProgramDateFee
Apprentice Ski Guide March 23-31, 2018 TBA
Apprentice Ski Guide April 1-9, 2018 TBA

* Note: Candidates applying to the Guide Training Skiing program do not need to apply for the exam. Exam placements are considered after completion of all training programs.

Ski Guide Exams — application deadline: Oct. 1, 2016
ProgramDateFee
Ski Guide Exam Prep Course (optional) Whistler, BC Feb. 12-15, 2018 TBA
Ski Guide Exam Prep Course(optional) Lake Louise, AB March 13 - 16, 2018 TBA
Ski Guide April 6 - 14, 2018 TBA
Ski Guide April 13 - 21, 2018 TBA

Alpine guide

Application Deadline: for AAG and AG exams May 1, 2017
ProgramDatePlaceFee
Guide Training Ice Jan. 2-6, 2018 (application deadline Sept. 30, 2017) Canmore $1,400
Guide Training Alpine July 3 - 11, 2017 Banff $2150
Alpine Exam Prep Course July 14 - 17, 2017 Columbia Icefields $1100
Apprentice Alpine Guide Exam Aug. 22-31, 2017   $2790
Alpine Guide Exam Aug. 27 - Sept. 5, 2017   $2790

Hiking guide

Spring courses: application deadline: March 1, 2017
ProgramDatePlaceFee
Assistant Hiking Guide May 23 - 31, 2017 Lake Placid, NY CANCELLED
Assistant Hiking Guide June 17 - 25,2017 Jasper, AB $1920.00
Hiking Guide June 17 - 25, 2017 Lake Placid, NY $1920.00
Fall courses: applications deadline: June 15, 2017
ProgramDatePlaceFee
Assistant Hiking Guide Sept. 5-13, 2017 Canmore, AB $1920.00
Hiking Guide Sept. 15 - 21, 2017 Golden, BC $1500.00
Winter course: application deadline: Oct 16, 2017
ProgramDatePlaceFee
Winter Hiking Course (Optional) Dec. 9-11, 2017 Banff           $650.00

Climbing gym instructor

Application deadline: Complete applications must be received a full 30 days prior to the course start date. Full payment will be due upon acceptance into the program.

Please note the closing dates are firm to allow for adequate preparation.

Fall 2017 Course Dates and Locations
Course LevelLocationDatesFees
Level 1 Canmore    Sep 29 - Oct 1 $385.00
Level 1 Victoria      Postponed $385.00
Level 1 Calgary Nov 17 - 19 $385.00
 Level 1    Lower Mainland  Nov 24 - 26  $385.00 
Level 1 Edmonton Dec 1 - 3 $385.00
Level 1 Victoria Dec 1 - 3 $385.00
Level 1 Toronto    Dec 1-3

$385.00

Level 2 Coast TBA $400.00
Level 2 Calgary Dec 8 - 10 $400.00
Level 2  Toronto Sep 26 - 28 $400.00
 

Top rope climbing instructor

Application deadline: eight weeks prior to the listed course date, full payment is due with registration.

ProgramDatesPlaceFee
TRCI May 6 - 8 , 2017 (Training)
May 13 - 14 (Exam)
Canmore, AB $950
TRCI May 13 - 15 2017 (Training)
May 20 - 21, 2017 (Exam)
Squamish, BC $950
TRCI May 25 - 30, 2017 Whitehorse, YK TBA
TRCI June 26 - 30, 2017 Squamish/Banff $950