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  1. #26
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    From the above link:

    Either the 5 day Alpine Skills Course (ASC) or the 10 day Rock Guide Course (RGC)

    The 10-day Ski Guide Course (SGC)

    The 10-day Advanced Ski Guide Course and Aspirant Exam (ASGC/AE)

    The 8-day Ski Guide Exam (SGE)

    Successful completion of an AMGA Approved Level III, or Pro 2
    (Pro 2 requires Level 1, Rescue, Pro 1)

    I think the OP has a lot of coursework ahead! The branding of the Level 1 is probably not the thing to lose sleep over.

  2. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by travis View Post
    I think the OP has a lot of coursework ahead! The branding of the Level 1 is probably not the thing to lose sleep over.
    I doubt OP has any intention of becoming a certified AMGA Ski Guide or dumping the over $10K and several years into the process.

    Quote Originally Posted by whyturn View Post
    This is Retirement gig I may or may not pursue. It would be Resort guiding for dentists and such who like to have their hand held. I will be there skiing already and figured some income might be nice.
    That type of US "guiding" is handled by uncertified resort employees who might have an avalanche class under their belt.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

  3. #28
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    ^^^ Pretty much that in a nutshell. Basically a glorified Mountain Host. NTTAWWT.

    Make a little coin and some tips, get a pass and locker, maybe some pro purchase access.

  4. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not bunion View Post
    ^^^ Pretty much that in a nutshell. Basically a glorified Mountain Host. NTTAWWT.

    Make a little coin and some tips, get a pass and locker, maybe some pro purchase access.
    Off load ramp rescue strategies.
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

  5. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Off load ramp rescue strategies.
    Best to leave that to the specialists. Just call it in on the radio and get back to the show-me tour.
    I swear on my glass eye,

  6. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    Best to leave that to the specialists. Just call it in on the radio and get back to the show-me tour.
    Lifties usually take care of that
    I have a responsibility to not be intimidated and bullied by low life losers who abuse what little power is granted to them as ski patrollers.

  7. #32
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    Retire and have fun, not babysitter all day.

    Good read, http://www.traditionalmountaineering...erstanding.htm

  8. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by kailas View Post
    Retire and have fun, not babysitter all day.

    Good read, http://www.traditionalmountaineering...erstanding.htm
    I'd hardly consider a 20 year old article a "good read" about avalanche education. I'm surprised there isn't a section describing the latest advancements in dial-up modem speed to access the world wide web.

  9. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    and the best bang for the buck avvy education i spent was a semester long snow science class at the u
    but there wasnt a participation certification
    ive probably forgotton 2/3 of the techicals jargans
    but some of the really good stuff i learnt came after hours and fridays field days at the sitzmark pdog or gold miners when the life long snowgeeks unwind and share beverages and wisdoms
    geog/atmos 5260 for interested parties. pm me for details

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