NEW International Mobility Webpage

                In an effort to better serve the needs of AMGA members working internationally, specifically related to mobility and international access, the AMGA is establishing an online directory that contains information on the requirements to work as a guide in IFMGA countries outside the United States. The directory […]

American Mountain Guides Association Announces Angela Hawse as new Board of Directors President

Hawse brings more than 35-years of guiding and leadership experience to the position Boulder, COLO. (October 29, 2018) – The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), an educational non-profit dedicated to supporting and furthering the profession of American mountain guiding, has named veteran guide and industry leader Angela Hawse as President of its Board of Directors. […]

Flashback: 2018 Eddie Bauer Rock Mentorship

On September 10 – 11 of 2018, with generous support of Eddie Bauer, the AMGA ran it’s annual Rock Discipline Mentorship Camp. This is a low ratio (2:1) training opportunity for members to learn from a local AMGA Instructor Team Member as well as a peer moving through the Rock Program.  Mentorship Camps provide AMGA members […]

Top 5 Tips for Permit Applications

          1. Meet with your land manager in person before submitting your application. This will show your commitment to building a relationship and being a good partner. 2. Demonstrate you are committed to resource protection. Describe in detail how you will apply each of the 7 LNT principles in your operation. […]

FLASHBACK PART 2: 2018 EDDIE BAUER ROCK MENTORSHIP CAMP

On September 10 – 11 of 2018, with generous support of Eddie Bauer, the AMGA ran it’s annual Rock Discipline Mentorship Camp. This is a low ratio (2:1) training opportunity for members to learn from a local AMGA Instructor Team Member as well as a peer moving through the Rock Program.  Mentorship Camps provide AMGA members the opportunity to […]

A Ski for Any Season…the DPS Alchemist Wailer 106

AMGA Instructor Team Member, Mike Soucy Reviews the DPS Alchemist Wailer 106 The “winter” of 2017-18 was an underperformer here in Colorado with erratic temps, meager snowfall, and plenty of disturbingly weak snow at the bottom of our snowpack. I was unaware of this future in November when I gazed daily at my Alchemist Wailer […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]