This course is the entry-level program in both the AMGA Alpine and Ski Disciplines and will open doors for future guides. The five-day course will run in late June or early July in the PNW area.
The application is now CLOSED
This course is for anyone who does not fall into a dominant group at the AMGA. Historically women, people of color, LGBTQ2IA+, and people with various underrepresented identities have faced barriers to entering careers as guides and instructors. We would like to support underrepresented communities to pursue guide training and education at the AMGA. The following are required in order to apply for the course:
For more information on the Alpine Skills Course, click here.
The scholarship amount covers $1,500 of your course tuition and does not help with travel, food, lodging, etc.
If you don’t get into this ASC, email our Guide Program Manager at [email protected] We can transfer your registration to an ASC within the program year, but please note that you wouldn’t be eligible for a scholarship as they will have been awarded.
A deposit of $500 is due within two weeks of being offered enrollment to the program. The remaining tuition balance is due no later than 10 weeks prior to the start of the course. If you need to discuss payment plans, please contact the mountain guide office.
First you need to apply for the scholarship. Once you are accepted and awarded the scholarship, you will receive a contract that outlines the requirements due within four weeks of completing your course. The requirements can include but are not limited to: photos, blog content, video, social media, etc. You will receive your scholarship reimbursement as long as you attend the program and submit your content.
When you complete the ASC you are considered an Apprentice Alpine Guide within the AMGA educational field and there is a corresponding scope of practice attached to your training level. Learn more about scope of practice here. The ASC is also the entry level program into other Mountain Guide Programs.
Every year we have scholarships available for Mountain Guide Programs. Scholarships are normally open in May, awarded in August, and available for the following year. To see the list of scholarships and how to apply please visit: https://amga.com/scholarships/