AMA’s newsletter for the winter/spring of 2011…
Winter ice climbing in Ouray. Backcountry skiing on Red Mountain Pass and Telluride, Colorado. Ski tours in the Alps; Haute Route, Berner Oberland, Ski Mont Blanc, Tour de la Meije, and the Ortler. Lift access skiing in La Grave.
Ice Climbing season is here!
Powder skiing in the Alps
Alps Ski Trips
IFMGA/UIAGM licensed and AMGA certified guides
Mont Blanc Massif
I have a lot to be thankful for this past year and am looking forward to new adventures in 2011! This Fall, I spent most of my time rock guiding in the desert and preparing for big changes this winter. AMA recently relocated to Ridgway, Colorado, the gateway to the majestic San Juan Mountains, and launched a new, improved website (check it out here).
The new location offers quick access to winter destinations like the Ouray Ice Park, the slopes in Telluride, and backcountry skiing on Red Mountain Pass. As you’re planning your winter getaways, consider the San Juan’s. I’ll be here from now through February!
If Colorado isn’t in the cards for 2011, I’ll be returning to the Alps this spring. The month of March will be lift access off-piste skiing in La Grave, and come April I am guiding ski tours along the Haute Route, Ortler Ski Circuit, Berner Oberland, and Ski Mont Blanc.
I hope you are enjoying the change of season and getting fired up for ice climbing and powder skiing. Please keep me posted on your whereabouts and your upcoming adventures!
Ouray is home to some of the best ice climbing and mixed climbing in the lower 48! We’re here until the end of February, working with San Juan Mountain Guides to guide ice and backcountry ski descents throughout the Southwest… read more.
Dates Available: December- February
La Grave, France
With over 7,000′ of vertical ski terrain, no boundaries, few people, and one cable car…..La Grave is the best ‘off-piste’ ski area in the world! Join us for a full week or just a few days, as there is a plethora of moderate to challenging terrain… read more.
Ski Weeks Bookings available: January- April
This classic ski mountaineering tour travels amongst some of the most impressive 4000 meter peaks in the range. For six days we travel alongside (the Eiger, Monch, Jungfrau, and Finsterarrhorn); all of which are interconnected by Europe’s largest and longest glacier, the Aletsch. Read more….
Dates: April 28-May 3, 2011
Ski Mont Blanc
At 15,780′, Mont Blanc is the tallest peak in Western Europe and offers over 10,000′ of downhill bliss. This six day trip prepares you for the skiing, the climb and the demands of altitude… read more.
Dates: April 21-26, 2011
Chamonix to Zermatt Haute Route
Spend seven days on skis touring between the two biggest alpine centers in the world! The Haute Route offers spectacular views, a splash of culture and great skiing along the way… read more.
Dates: April 3-9, 2011