Katahdin Spring Skiing
Get psyched up for this trip watching the trailer for the Meathead Productions film Epoch. They shot the Katahdin footage on a trip there with our Ski and Alpine guides.
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Mount Washington Spring Skiing
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Valdez, Alaska Spring Skiing
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The Classic Haute Route Ski Mountaineering Tour
This traverse from Chamonix to Zermatt is the most classic traverse in the world and is the ultimate adventure for skilled alpine skiers. We cross spectacular scenery on the way to Zermatt, using modern ski transportation systems to gain elevation. We stay in cozy alpine club huts, eat the local food and experience the diversity of Europe’s culture.
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Our ski traverse begins in Chamonix

Day 1: Meet in Chamonix France in early morning for a shake down ski. Board the Aiguille de Midi telepherique. Step of the tram, put on your crampons and descend a short ways to the start of one of the longest ski descents down the Vallee Blanch.

Day 2: Leaving from Argentiere, a short ways up Chamonix Valley the Grand Montets tram takes us high above the Argentiere Glacier. A short, steep ski down to the glacier sets us up for touring up to the Argentiere Hut to end the day.
Day 3: Argentiere Hut to Trient Hut

Day 4: Trient Hut to Prafleuri Hut

Day 5: Prafleuri Hut to Dix Hut

Day 6: Dix Hut to Vignettes Hut

Day 7: Vignettes Hut to Zermatt

Day 8: Alternate Day

Day 9: Travel from Zermatt to Geneva

Day 10: Travel Home

Berner Oberland Haute Route Ski Mountaineering Tour
This chain of mountains just got voted as one of the world natural wonders. This 5-day tour will leave you breathless. The three mountains Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau offer a fantastic panorama that you will remember for a lifetime. The tour is only for advanced ski or snowboard mountaineers. After a great train ride, which stops at the Eiger North Face windows, used to access climbs on the famous north face, we exit through a tunnel onto the biggest glacier in Western Europe. From there we will conquer one or two peaks a day, with steep skiing down to nice alpine huts, where we can rest our tired legs, eat and share the days adventures. The tour ends by skiing out to the green valley of Valais at the end of the week.

A History of
Leading the way...

Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School is the preeminent leader in climbing instruction and guiding in Acadia and across Maine. We specialize in designing customized experiences or training for you, your family or your group.

Directed by internationally recognized IFMGA guide Jon Tierney who has been climbing in Acadia since 1982. Jon has over 30 years of local and worldwide experience. The IFMGA requires full AMGA certification as a rock, alpine and ski mountaineering guide.

All AMGCS instructors are certified by either the AMGA or the PCIA and all guides have been trained or certified by the AMGA.

• Since 1994 •
AMGCS is one of 30 AMGA accredited programs in the US and was one of the earliest to achieve accreditation.

AMGCS is the only climbing school in Maine to remain continuously accredited by the AMGA for eighteen years - several years longer than any other local service. We have had one or more full time AMGA certified rock instructors or rock guides on staff each year since 1994 - sixteen years more than any other local school.

• Since 2007 •
AMGCS has the distinction of also being accredited to the highest standards of the Professional Climbing Instructors Association. The PCIA requires all staff to be individually trained and certified.

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