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Certified Ski Guide

Terrain Description: Ski Guide

When ski guide certification is an integral part of, or basis for, obtaining a permit to guide, Certified Ski Guides are required to operate only within the confines of the ski guide certification and the terrain limitations applicable to that certification. This section outlines the type of terrain on which a Certified Ski Guide is allowed to guide when ski guide certification is an integral requirement for obtaining a permit. AMGA guides are allowed to work outside of these limitations when their certification is not an integral requirement for acquiring a permit.

AMGA Ski Guide certification is designed for guiding mechanically accessed out-of-bounds skiing, 1-day or multi-day backcountry ski or snowboard and ski mountaineering tours in non-glacial terrain.

Certified Ski Guides are permitted to conduct their profession on all rock routes which:

  • includes as the main objective, either ski tours or ski ascents/descents on alpine, alpine touring, telemark, snowboard or splitboarding
  • are on slopes up to 50°
  • may employ use of short-roping techniques with ice axe and crampons
  • have AMGA approved Level 3 avalanche training
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First Name Last Name City State/Province Email Work Phone
Kellie Erwin-Rhoads Golden BC 250-344-5707
Geoff Clarke South Lake Tahoe CA 530-577-3648
Ben Pritchett Crested Butte CO 970-349-0800
Andrew Klotz Durango CO 970-382-9153
Julie Meissner Stanley ID 208-481-0864
Jim Moore Crystal Bay NV 530-386-1962