Private Guiding Rates
When signing up for an AMA trip please refer to the trip’s specific page for current prices. If you are looking for something outside a pre-designed trip, below are AMA’s private guiding rates for U.S. and European outings as well as additional pricing for logistical planning and consulting work.
|Half Day||Full Day||Mountain Day|
|4 or more consecutive days||1 to 3 consecutive days|
Half Days run from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
Full Days generally begin at 8:00 am and finish around 4:30 pm on average.
Mountain Days are long days involving alpine starts (somewhere between 2 and 5 am), overnights, or just big objectives that require a very long day. Mountain Days usually last 10 to 16 hours on average.
We are happy to help you with any logistical planning leading up to your trip. We can provide many services related to your climbing and skiing adventures including: making travel arrangements, selecting and purchasing equipment for your climb or expedition, locating and hiring local outfits for your international expedition, even going to your home for pre-trip equipment checks and help with shopping for specific equipment. Fees for logistical planning and travel are only charged in special situations where customers request these services. The fee is $65 per hour plus expenses. Call to ask about these services.
If you have a desire to build a specific climbing or skiing program for your business, educational institution, corporation, or government agency we can help. Most of our guides work as instructors for the AMGA (the U.S. training and certification program for mountain guides) and have been instrumental in the continued development of the program. We can help design the perfect program for your entity while meeting international and institutional safety standards. The fee is $95 per hour for program development. Please call us to discuss the possibilities.
50 cents per mile driven