GIRO BECOMES OFFICIAL HELMET PARTNER OF AMGA SKI GUIDE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

GIRO BECOMES OFFICIAL HELMET PARTNER OF AMGA SKI GUIDE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING Partnership Expands Giro’s Support of Backcountry   Skiing and Safety Giro Sport Design, the industry leader in progressive snow helmet and goggle technologies, is proud to announce its partnership with the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Ski Guide Instructor Team as the official helmet […]

Buy and Give with Julbo

This season, the AMGA is excited announce that we will be partnering with Julbo Eyewear  to help raise money to provide a brand new scholarship for a guide seeking to finalize his or her quest in becoming an IFMGA. A key component to the success of the AMGA and its aspiring guides are the scholarships provided by outdoor […]

Prepping the Skin Track

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the third installment in our 8-part Skiing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing the principal skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Prepping the Skin Track: Learn from internationally certified IFMGA mountain guide Margaret Wheeler on how to make the corners of a switchback easier for beginners to use. […]

Black Diamond Carabiner Recall

ELECTRONIC NOISE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR BEACON

Oscilloscope visualization of “random noise” being picked up by a transceiver. The flat-topped signal is from a transmitting beacon, the pointed spikes are from a source of active interference. If you don’t recognize the phrase “electronic noise,” it’s time to get acquainted. This two-word phrase has a big impact on the performance and accuracy of your avalanche […]

AMGA is Hiring a Membership & Social Media Coordinator

Membership and Social Media Coordinator Summary of Position: The Membership and Social Media Coordinator is responsible for the overall management and success of the membership program, managing AMGA’s social media presence, coordinating scholarship and professional purchase programs, managing the purchase and sale of AMGA and IFMGA merchandise, assisting in the day-to-day operations of the AMGA […]

Rounded Turns

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the fourth installment in our 8-part Skiing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing the principal skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Rounded Turns: Learn from internationally certified IFMGA mountain guide Jeff Ward as he shows an efficient way to make rounded turns while establishing a skin track. Check […]

DALE REMSBERG – King of the Mountains

Dale Remsberg fell in love with the mountains as a kid in the Pacific Northwest. Now, as technical director for the American Mountain Guides Association, they’re his office. “Right from my very first AMGA course, I just knew that to make guiding a career, I had to become an AMGA guide. ”Now certified to guide […]

Inside the DeLorme InReach Explorer – Mike Soucy

The DeLorme InReach Explorer is a great addition to the guides’ toolbox for emergency response and communication. It combines the two-way communication features of the InReach SE with a full GPS navigation and tracking capabilities; providing a multi-functional piece of technology for your pack. All of this in a package that’s about half the size and […]

Heel Lifter

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the second installment in our 8-part Skiing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing the principal skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Heel Lifter: Here are some things to think about when deciding which height to set your heel lifters in while touring. Check out AMGA for more information about hiring […]