Qualifications and Awards

Zac’s have been very fortunate to have this long list of training courses, contributions, awards and achievements.

  • May 2017 – CAA AGM & Spring Conference, Penticton, BC
  • March 2017 – Guest instructors – Alaska Avalanche School, Anchorage, AK
  • Oct 2016 – International Snow Science Workshop, Breckenridge, CO
  • May 2016 – CAA AGM & Spring Conference, Penticton, BC
  • May 2016 – CAA Weather Course, Penticton, BC
  • April 2016 – CAA Avalanche Search and Rescue Course, Revelstoke, BC
  • May 2015 – CAA AGM & Spring Conference, Penticton, BC
  • Sept 2014 – Avalanche Canada Instructor Training, Banff, AB
  • Sept 2014 – International Snow Science Workshop, Banff, AB
  • Aug 2014 – Consulted on BCSF / BCPSC Safe Rider program
  • May 2014 – CAA AGM & Spring Conference, Penticton, BC
  • July 2013 – Co-author – Sledding in Avalanche Terrain, Book Revision
  • Aug 2013 – Consulted on BCSF / BCPSC Safe Rider program
  • May 2013 – CAA AGM & Spring Conference, Penticton, BC
  • Sept 2012 – International Snow Science Workshop, Anchorage, AK
  • May 2012 – CAA AGM & Spring Conference, Penticton, BC
  • Feb 2012 – Consulted on ADFAR Online Survey
  • Feb 2012 – Level 2 Mod 1&2, Golden, BC
  • Nov 2011 – Level 2 Mod 1, Golden, BC
  • Nov 2011 – Consulted on ADFAR Intercept Surveys
  • Sep 2011 – Advanced Wilderness First Aid Course, Canmore, AB
  • Sep 2011 – CAA Avalanche Hazard Mapping, Golden, BC
  • Jun 2011 – ASA International Snowmobile Congress, Calgary, AB
  • May 2011 – CAA AGM & Spring Conference, Penticton, BC
  • Apr 2011 – Train the Trainer Workshop, San Diego, CA
  • Mar 2011 – IKAR – International Commission for Alpine Rescue, Revelstoke, BC
  • Feb 2011 – Genswein Advanced Avalanche Rescue Training, Valemount, BC
  • Jan 2011 – CAA ITP Snowmobile Operations Level 1, Revelstoke, BC
  • Nov 2010 – Communications Workshop, Los Angeles, CA
  • Oct 2010 – International Snow Science Workshop, Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Sept 2010 – Marketing & Web Development Workshop, Los Angeles, CA
  • Summer 2010 – Reviewed Alaska Avalanche Information Center Paper
  • May 2010 – CAA AGM & Spring Conference, Penticton, BC
  • June 2009 – Train the Trainer 2 – Peak Potentials – Los Angeles, CA
  • May 2009 – CAA AGM & Spring Conference, Penticton, BC
  • Sept 2008 – International Snow Science Workshop, Whistler, BC
  • June 2008 – International Snowmobile Congress – Boise, Idaho
  • May 2008 – CAA Introductory Weather Course, Penticton, BC
  • May 2008 – CAA AGM & Spring Conference, Penticton, BC
  • April 2008 – Train the Trainer 1- Peak Potentials – Vancouver, BC
  • Nov 2007 – CAA AST Provider Training Session – Banff, AB
  • Summer 2007 – Co-author – Sledding in Avalanche Terrain, Book Revision
  • June 2007 – World Snowmobile Congress – Minneapolis, MN
  • Feb 2007 – Observer Instructor – AST Level 2 Course – Revelstoke, BC
  • Dec 2006 – AST Provider Training – ASARC Research & the AVALUATOR – Canmore, AB
  • Nov 2006 – Forecaster Training sessions – CAC – Revelstoke, BC
  • 2004 – 2006 Board Member to the Canadian Avalanche Centre
  • 2005 – 2006 Level 2 Industrial Training Programs, Modules 2 & 3 Canadian Avalanche Association – Golden, BC
  • May – 2006 CAA AGM & Spring Conference – Penticton, BC
  • Nov 2005 – Guest speaker – CAC – Backcountry Avalanche Workshop, Calgary, AB & Vancouver, BC
  • Jan 2002 – Test Group – CAA Level 2 Module 1, Golden, BC
  • Dec 2001 – Canadian Ski Patrol Instructor Training, Calgary, AB
  • Nov 2001 – University of Calgary Instructor Training, Kananaskis Country, AB
  • Dec 2000 – Canadian Ski Patrol Instructor Training, Calgary, AB
  • Nov 2000 – University of Calgary Instructor Training, Kananaskis Country, AB
  • Jan 2000 – Snowmobile Safety Instructors Course – Portage College, Lac La Biche, AB
  • Jan 1999 – CAA Snowmobile Operations Level 1
  • Dec 1998 – Introductory Avalanche Workshop, Cochrane, AB