A Q&A with Alpine Mentorship Attendee, Zack Novak

1) What does “mentorship” mean to you? Has this definition changed as the result of attending the camp? Mentorship to me is the core of how mountain craft has been passed down over generations. First as Climbers and later as guides, we identify the people that we want to learn from and through a medley […]

Inside the AMGA | Interview with Jesse Littleton

  What do you know about our National Office operations? Our new series, inside the AMGA helps shed some light on our work. This month, learn more about our Mountain Guide Programs Manager, Jesse Littleton How long have you been at the AMGA and what did you do before working here?   I began work with […]

2018 Legislative Recap

            The AMGA was pleased to announce the introduction of the Public Land Recreational Opportunities Improvement Act (PLROIA) in the U.S. Senate on October 4, 2018. This legislation included over a dozen provisions to expedite the permitting process for outfitters, guides, non-profits, and other facilitated outdoor recreation providers. Once the […]

Meet Mike Soucy

Having self control can be overrated sometimes – just ask Mike Soucy    

USFS Permit Renewal FAQ

        Q: I have a temporary permit to offer avalanche courses this winter. Can I renew the permit when it expires at the end of the season? A: Forest Service temporary permits are issued for a maximum of 180 days. When the permit term ends, the permit automatically expires. Temporary permits cannot […]

The North Face | 2019 Ski Mentorship Camp Report

“I don’t want to spend 30 years figuring something out when I can learn the tricks from someone who has already spent 30 years figuring it out.  If you stack this up a couple generations it may be more like 100 years of tricks.” – Ben Markhart About AMGA Mentorship Camps AMGA Mentorship Camps are […]

Meet the AMGA Membership: Lindsay Fixmer

For our 40th anniversary, we sat down with some of our members in a series of candid interviews. The subjects ranged from the biggest misconceptions about guiding, who their mentors are, to why the AMGA is important. We will release a new video each month and to help kick us off, meet Lindsay Fixmer.    

SOAR Act Seeks to Improve Access for Guides

The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) today praised Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) for introducing the Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act (SOAR Act) in the U.S. Senate. This bipartisan legislation makes changes to the outfitter and guide permitting systems of the federal land agencies to make permits easier for […]

Meet Steve Banks

Sounds like the perfect childhood to us Steve Banks. 

Inside the AMGA – An Interview with Petzl

Meet AMGA Partner, Jon Rockefeller, Managing Director at Petzl North America What do you know about our National Office operations? Our new series, inside the AMGA helps shed some light on our work. This month, hear from our partner, Petzl on guiding, and partnership with the AMGA. How is the partnership with the AMGA meaningful […]