Annual Meeting

October 25-27 | Virtual Annual Meeting

Due to COVID-19, the AMGA team once again made the hard decision to cancel this year’s in-person Annual Membership meeting in Salt Lake City, UT. We thank you for your continued understanding and flexibility during these dynamic times.

Instead we have hosted a series of virtual Annual Meeting events from October 25th – October 27th.


Clinic Information

Accessing the Inaccessible: Rope techniques for Ski guides 

Ian Nicholson covers tactics and techniques for ski guides to efficiently implement the rope to increase security in an array of situations. Many clients can get a lot of rewards out of skiing or snowboarding objectives that require a rope or will benefit greatly from a quick belay, lower, or rappel but it’s up to the guide to make the whole day isn’t just about using the rope, it’s just a cool part of the day. As many backcountry travelers don’t always carry a harness, we will cover techniques for the guide to increase security both with and without harnesses or carabiners.


Scope of Practice | Your Questions Answered 

This webinar is focuses on answering your questions about Scope of Practice (SOP). Through the sign-up process, we have gathered member questions to answer during this 90 minute webinar. Additionally, there was time for your live-submitted questions.


Shorts Happy Hour with AMGA Partners 

15 minute short talks with Black Diamond, Petzl, Sterling and many more. Come for tech info, new technology, new products, and cocktail recipes.


Virtual Evening Celebration

Join us for an evening to celebrate the members of our association whom received awards and recognition of their hard work.

AMGA Annual Awards | Guide of the Year, Educator Award, Lifetime Achievement, Presidents Award

IFMGA Graduation | Celebrate a virtual pinning ceremony with our graduates from the last year. The AMGA has a record 19 graduates this year!


The New Alpine Rescue Drill 

Ian Nicholson received the new Alpine Rescue drill and the pros and cons of several techniques that could be used as well as best practices. More than the other technical rescue drills, early decisions affect subsequent options later in the drill.


Stress Injuries in Guiding 

Laura McGladrey and Jayson Simons-Jones introduce how stress injuries can affect guides and instructors. This workshop looks at how to use the Stress continuum as a tool in your own guiding and operationally. Hear from guides on how they have implemented these tools for themselves and their colleagues.

Annual Meeting Questions? Email [email protected] or call 303.271.0984.