Ski Guide Course | New 2020 Application Requirement

What is changing?  In 2020 the SGC application will have a required video submission for ski movement. All applicants to 2020 SGCs and beyond will be required to submit a video as part of the standard application process. Videos will be reviewed by AMGA Ski Instructor Team Members and if the submitted video is below the standard, […]

Scholarship Report | Chris Cullaz

2019 Casio Scholarship Recipient | Chris Cullaz | Alpine Guide Course The timing of this course couldn’t be better, in a few weeks I will be flying up to Alaska for my second season guiding on Denali, where I will get to apply glacier travel techniques we learned and if the weather cooperates, guide more […]

WA Pass Guide Stewardship Day

The AMGA hosted a Guide Stewardship Day at Washington Pass on September 20, 2018 with 8 Washington-based climbing guides, 2 professional trail builders from the Access Fund Conservation Team, and 3 Forest Service climbing rangers from the Methow Valley Ranger District. They hardened and stabilized existing sections of trail to improve climber access to the Liberty […]

2018 Arc’teryx Alpine Mentorship Camp Interview with Jason Martin

In the summer of 2018, Jason Martin was awarded a mentorship opportunity that took place over several days in the North Cascades. Check out his thoughts on the outing, mentoring, and more! What does “mentorship” mean to you? Has the definition changed as a result of attending the camp? Mentorship is a multi-faceted term in […]

New Permits at Marys Lake in Colorado

After a year of discussion and collaboration between the Bureau of Reclamation, AMGA, Access Fund, Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, and local guides, the Marys Lake climbing area near Estes Park, CO is now open for commercial use. This area is prized as an instructional venue due to easy access, varied terrain, and quality […]

Salomon Shift Review

Are you a ski patroller who needs the ability to access certain terrain with a touring binding, but the majority of your time is spent downhill skiing? Are you a mechanized ski guide and need the option to use skins in an emergency? Or, do you simply want a slick touring binding that transforms into […]

Sequoia-Kings Canyon Announces Improved CUA Program

After extensive dialogue with local guides and the AMGA, Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park (SEKI) has made numerous improvements to their commercial use authorization (CUA) program. The total number of available CUAs has been increased, all CUAs provide access to the Mount Whitney Management Area, multiple tiers of allocations are available to accommodate different levels of […]

Salomon Shift Review

Are you a ski patroller who needs the ability to access certain terrain with a touring binding, but the majority of your time is spent downhill skiing? Are you a mechanized ski guide and need the option to use skins in an emergency? Or, do you simply want a slick touring binding that transforms into […]

Expanded Access on Shoshone National Forest

The AMGA is pleased to report expanded availability of temporary permits on the Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming. The AMGA worked with local guides and Forest Service officials to revise a Forest policy that was only allowing temporary permits to be issued every other year. The policy has now been revised to allow temporary permits […]