Dates and Fees

Please note: As of April 30, 2018 TRU will no longer be administering these training courses.  All programs after this date will be administered by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides directly.  For more information on these courses, and how to apply, please visit the ACMG training website, or contact the ACMG at tap@acmg.ca.

 

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

Rock guide

Application deadline: March 1, 2018
ProgramDatePlaceFee
Guide Training Rock      
Guide Training Rock      
Application deadline: May 1, 2017
ProgramDatePlaceFee
Rock Exam Prep Course      
Apprentice Rock Guide      
Apprentice Rock Guide      
Rock Guide      

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, 2017
ProgramDateFee
Apprentice Ski Guide March 23-31, 2018 $2900.00
Apprentice Ski Guide April 1-9, 2018 $2900.00

* 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 $1135.00
Ski Guide Exam Prep Course(optional) Lake Louise, AB March 13 - 16, 2018 $1135.00
Ski Guide April 6 - 14, 2018 $2900.00
Ski Guide April 13 - 21, 2018 $2900.00

Alpine guide

Application Deadline: for AAG and AG exams May 1, 2018
ProgramDatePlaceFee
Guide Training Ice      
Guide Training Alpine      
Alpine Exam Prep Course      
Apprentice Alpine Guide Exam      
Alpine Guide Exam      

Hiking guide

Spring courses: application deadline: March 1, 2018
ProgramDatePlaceFee
Assistant Hiking Guide      
Assistant Hiking Guide      
       
Fall courses: applications deadline: June 15, 2018
ProgramDatePlaceFee
Assistant Hiking Guide      
Hiking Guide      
Winter course: application deadline: Oct 16, 2017

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
 Winter/Spirng 2018
Course Level Location Dates Fees
Level 1 Canmore,AB Cancelled $385.00
Level 1 Vancouver, BC  Jan 12-14 $385.00
Level 1       Burnaby, BC Jan 19-21 $385.00
Level 1 Toronto, ON   $385.00
Level 1   Canmore, AB April 13-15 $385.00
Level 1 Winnipeg, MB  April 20-22 $385.00
Level 1 Calgary,AB  Cancelled $385.00
Level 1 Victoria, BC  Cancelled $385.00
Level 1 Edmonton, AB  Cancelled $385.00
Level 1     $385.00
       
Level 2 Victoria, BC     Cancelled $400.00
Level 2 Calgary, AB     Cancelled $400.00
Level 2     $400.00

Top rope climbing instructor

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

ProgramDatesPlaceFee
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