GIRO BECOMES OFFICIAL HELMET PARTNER OF AMGA SKI GUIDE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

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 sponsor for the 2015/2016 winter season. The partnership not only supports the safety and success of the AMGA Ski Guide Instructor […]

Track Setting – Improving the Skin Track

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the final installment in our 8-part Skiing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing the principal skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Track Setting – Improving the Skin Track : How to create a better skinning track and keep purchase while going uphill. Check out AMGA for more information about hiring a […]

Q&A with one of the first AMGA Certified Ski Guides on a splitboard

If you were a hardcore snowboarder in the 90s it’s likely you were charging the park and pipe with distant dreams of taking your passion to the X Games. If you were Eric Layton in the 90s, you would split your own board, head to the backcountry and never look back. It’s no surprise that […]

Ian Fowler, 2016 Chad Vander Ham Scholarship Recipient

I was notified that I would be the 2016 Chad Vander Ham award recipient while in a small Colorado town camping with my family. To say I was excited was an understatement! I was honored to have been selected to keep the memory of Chad alive through the scholarships. The fact that my video was […]

Stationary Turn

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the seventh installment in our 8-part Skiing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing the principal skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Stationary Turn: Learn how to change directions while facing downhill. This technique allows you to face the opposite direction, using very little ground to make the switch. […]

Chris Sinatra, 2015 Young Aspiring Guides Scholarship Award Recipient

Smith Rock is where I learned to climb, so many years ago.  Standing on this rim when I was 9 filled me with a sense of adventure and a yearning for the unknown that would change the course of my life.  Taking the AMGA Rock Guide Course here seemed like a perfect way to bring everything […]

What’s in my bag – Dale Remsberg

The gear you pack for a day of ice guiding can make or brake your day, or your back. It’s a gear intensive pursuit and with a little planning and preparation you can set yourself up for success. The gear will change from day to day and can vary greatly depending on objective and the […]

Ski Transitions

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the sixth installment in our 8-part Skiing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing the principal skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Ski Transitions: Learn how to efficiently transition from touring up to skiing down. Internationally certified IFMGA Jeff Ward shows you how in this tech video. Check […]

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. […]