BanffLIFEBanffLIFE is the best resource for young adults aged 18 to 30 to get started in Banff. Check out the BanffLIFE Calendar for programs, including:

BanffLIFE is dedicated to promoting healthy, balanced lifestyles for young adults living and working in Banff.  We help nurture a sense of community through accessible activities, educational workshops and connecting to resources

Intro to Ice.jpgMountain Adventure Program
These programs are specifically and exclusively for local young adults (18 to 30 years old). You must be living in Banff to participate in any of these programs. Special equipment is typically provided, most trips are introductory and no prior experience is necessary.


To register please email These programs are  generously supported by the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation.

All COVID-19 protocols for outdoor recreation will be adhered to including physical distancing and limiting participant numbers.

Upcoming Programs

Avalanche Safety Training Level 2
The AST 2 is an advanced course that is an excellent resource for more experienced skiers, snowboarders and climbers. It is the recreational user’s equivalent to the Canadian Avalanche Association Level 1 professional level program. 

The instructor focuses on students creating a decision-making framework for themselves that is based on correctly interpreting avalanche bulletins, understanding weather, making fact-based weather and snow observations while in the field, and working together as a team. Finally, we learn about risk - how to determine what risk you are exposing yourself to, whether that risk falls within levels acceptable to you, and how to reduce risk through the terrain you select for your routes both on ascent and descent.

 If you are a strong intermediate backcountry skier or split-boarder, have at least 2 seasons of backcountry experience where you have traveled in avalanche terrain, and read the avalanche bulletin regularly, then this is the course for you! Transportation included.

Avalanche Safety Level 2 (includes course materials and transportation)

Cost: $50

Dates: March 4 – 7

BanffLIFE programs are for Banff residents only.