Ski Guide Level 2 Course

Please ensure you have read Ski 2 Prerequisites


Participants may be assessed on any topic of the Ski Guide syllabus at any stage of the course and will be requred to teach and supervise revision sessions and practical exercises.

It is expected that only minimal training will need to be given in any topic.

Level 2 participants are expected to have a sound knowledge and high standard of ski guiding techniques and the instruction of ski mountaineering. They should be able to teach guiding and instruction techniques to participants who are on their Ski Guide Level 1 course.

Level 2 participants should be able to demonstrate that they can take leadership roles in team situations and provide quality feedback to other course participants.

For Ski Guides the guided mountaineering standard is Grade 1 and only to access skiing. Personal mountaineering competence should be at least Grade 3.

Participants should be able to:
Act as lead guides for ski touring, heliski, and glacier skiing operations.
Direct ski mountaineering instruction courses in glaciated terrain.

If this is the final IFMGA Course, the participant should be considered a worthy ambassador to any IFMGA country.

On successfully passing a Ski Guide Level 2 course and ratification by the Technical Subcommittee, the participant attains the status of NZMGA Ski Guide.

Content, Location, Timing and Length:
As for Ski Guide Course Level 1

Further Information:

Please read the following before you attend the course:
Assessment, Pass Mark and Course Report
Course Advice and Preliminary Information
Technical Syllabus
Analysis of Topics
Professional, Terrain and Supervision Guidelines.pdf file