Skitouring - Leader Qualification Levels

Leader Qualification Levels

Each of the three levels below are assessed by the Branch Ski-touring Team on-snow during the snow season by arrangement with Branch Activity Leader – Ski Touring.

Level 1      Restricted Day Ski Tour leader.

  • Allowed to plan and lead single day tours on marked trails in patrolled areas during daylight hours. ( Lake Mountain, Mt Buller, Mt Stirling, Mt St Gwinnear, Mt Baw Baw, Mt Hotham/Dinner Plain, Falls Creek)

Recommended Leader to Participant Ratios for ski-tours to these areas are:

  • 1 Level 1 ski-tour qualified Leader per Party, plus
  • 1 Section Leader or parent per 5 participants

 

Level 2     Day Ski Tour / Restricted Overnight Leader

  • Allowed to plan, lead and manage ski tours of one days duration in non-patrolled areas during daylight hours. (Mt Hotham/Dinner Plain, to Watchbed Creek, Bogong Rover Lodge & Mt McKay area, Snowy Plains, Baw Baw plateau)

 

  • Allowed to plan, lead and manage ski tours of 2 days (1 night) duration in patrolled areas. (Mt Hotham/Dinner Plain, out to Watchbed Creek/Heatheys Spur, Mt McKay area, Mt Stirling, Lake Mountain)

Recommended Leader to Participant Ratios for skitours to these areas are:

  • 1 Level 2 ski-tour qualified Leader per Party, plus
  • 1 Section Leader or parent per 5 participants

 

Level 3     Unrestricted Ski Tour Leader

  • Allowed to plan, lead and manage ski tours of more than two days duration in non-patrolled areas. (the Baw Baw plateau, Mt Loch and the Razorback, beyond Rocky Valley wall and beyond Mt McKay, onto the Bogong High Plains, The Fainters, Mt Feathertop, Mt Bogong, Bluff to Howitt )

Recommended Leader to Participant Ratios for skitours to these areas are:

  • 1 Level 3 ski-tour qualified Leader per Party plus
  • 1 Section Leader or parent per 5 participants