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  • Friendly staff dedicated to student success.
  • Smaller class sizes, personalized instruction and up-to-date technology.
  • Live, Learn and Play!
  • Degrees, vocational or trades programs.
  • Book a party or group!
  • Equipment rental available.

Turn your education into an adventure. Gain outdoor skills and professional certifications for the adventure tourism industry while you experience the beautiful Rocky Mountains of BC and Alberta in the Mountain Adventure Skills Training Program (MAST).

Why MAST?

  • More Skills Courses: Experience a great "package" of courses combining technical and practical skills.
  • University Credit: Earn credits toward a diploma or degree at COTR or another institute.
  • Great Jobs: Our graduates get the jobs they really want!
  • Season's Pass: At Fernie Alpine Resort included with Tuition.
  • Professional Instruction: Learn to be a professional from a professional.

 

What's in in for you? 

"I would recommend the MAST program for the simple reasons that you will learn a ton in 9 months, push your personal boundaries and make great friends for life." MAST Grad 2012

The opportunity for a career that's more than just a job -- it's an adventure! Spend more of your time out of the classroom and right in the action. Get first-hand outdoor adventure experience and earn relevant certifications that can lead to awesome jobs and the outdoor lifestyle you want.

Spend your winter in a cool ski town. Fernie gets an average of 9m of snow every year!

Outdoor Skills

  • Canoeing
  • Rock and Ice Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • White Water Kayaking and Rafting
  • Backcountry Ski Mountaineering
  • Wilderness Hiking
  • Helicopter Safety


Certifications

  • Avalanche Skills Training II
  • Ski or Snowboard Instructor
  • Swiftwater Rescue Technician
  • Raft Guide Training
  • Canoe Instructor
  • Class 4 Driver's License
  • Advanced First Aid
  • Contact Information
  • 866-423-4691 (Toll Free)
  • 250-423-4691
  • Contact By Email
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  • www.cotr.bc.ca/mast/
  • 342 3rd Avenue, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
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