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GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY SKIING

OUR BACKCOUNTRY SKI & RIDE OFFERINGS

Acadia Mountain Guides has been traveling to Iceland since 2016. With an expansive lodge of the terrain and connections with local guiding services, we have honed the craft of providing an out-of-the-park experience for guests looking to experience Iceland for the first time or the tenth. Acadia Mountain Guides prides itself on offering a well-rounded guest experience. Our stunning and cozy lodging allows for evenings around the fire with well-prepared meals and a perfect atmosphere for meeting new friends or connecting with old ones. The experience offered by AMG is something like that of what you would find when visiting a world-class heli-skiing lodge, except we spend almost all of our time touring through the landscape. 
  • Who’s it for? Strong intermediate and expert skiers/riders who have ski touring experience and looking to explore one of the world’s hottest fringe ski destinations
  • How do we go? Participants may take this course on backcountry skis or split board
  • Where do we go? We will explore the northern tip of Iceland’s Tröllaskagi Peninsula seeking some of the most fabulous open faces, expensive bowls, and tight couloirs
  • Why go with AMG? Acadia Mountain Guides has been traveling to Iceland since before it became one of the most sought-after international ski destinations
  • Pre-requisites: Fitness, clothing, and equipment to ski or hike up to 8 miles round trip with a 10-pound pack daily for 7 day

Tuition: $3200.00 Lodging, two meals/day, observation kit, beacon, probe, and shovel, no hidden fees!

Date Arrival/Departure LocationLodging Location

April 3rd- 10th, 2024

Akureyri, IcelandHauganes, Iceland

April 12th- 19th, 2024

Akureyri, Iceland Hauganes, Iceland 

April 21st-28th , 2024

Akureyri, Iceland  Hauganes, Iceland

Our Basic Steep Ski Skills camp is a two-day skills-focused weekend that aims to give you the tools needed to push your backcountry skiing into steeper terrain while traveling efficiently and with finesse. We will explore what gear should be added to your arsenal as a skier looking to push into steeper more committing terrain and the proper techniques to use the added equipment safely and effectively. Our guides will share the knowledge they have learned skiing in the mountain ranges of the world to teach you new skills and improve on any already existing foundation of skills that you may have.

  • Who’s it for? Backcountry skiers with significant touring experience and some steep skiing experience who are hoping to push their skills to the next level and prepare for bigger mountain objectives
  • How do we go? Participants may take this course on backcountry skis/splitboards only
  • Where do we go? We will utilize terrain on or around Mount Washington and the northern Presidential Range
  • Why go with AMG? Acadia Mountain Guides is Maine’s only full-service climbing school, owned and operated by IFMGA mountain guide Jon Tierney. AMG has been teaching and guiding throughout the world for over 20 years with a passion for creating well-prepared alumni of courses so that they can go out and travel with confidence in the mountains. AMG is an AMGA-accredited climbing school.
  • Pre-requisites:
    • Fitness, clothing, and equipment to ski or hike up to 5 miles round trip with a 10-pound pack.
    • Basic backcountry skiing skills and experience touring/traveling in relatively steep terrain

Have a group? Are you part of a college organization, ski club, etc.? We are happy to schedule a customized course for organizations, small groups, and individuals through New England, Eastern Canada. Of course, if you would like to schedule a course in Iceland or Colorado, we would be very pleased to work with you.

Tuition: $275.00

DatesLocation

March 9 – 10, 2024

Mount Washington Valley, NH.  

Our Advanced Steep Ski Skills camp is a two-day skills-focused weekend that aims to give you the tools needed to push your backcountry skiing into steeper terrain while traveling efficiently and with finesse. We will explore what gear should be added to your arsenal as a skier looking to push into steeper more committing terrain, and the proper techniques to use the added equipment safely and effectively. Our guides will share the knowledge they have learned skiing in the mountain ranges of the world to teach you new skills and improve on any already existing foundation of skills that you may have.

  • Who’s it for? Backcountry skiers with significant touring experience and some steep skiing experience who are hoping to push their skills to the next level and prepare for bigger mountain objectives
  • How do we go? Participants may take this course on backcountry skis only
  • Where do we go? We will utilize terrain on or around Mount Washington and the northern Presidential Range
  • Why go with AMG? Acadia Mountain Guides is Maine’s only full-service climbing school, owned and operated by IFMGA mountain guide Jon Tierney. AMG has been teaching and guiding throughout the world for over 20 years with a passion for creating well-prepared alumni of courses so that they can go out and travel with confidence in the mountains. AMG is an AMGA-accredited climbing school.
  • Pre-requisites:
    • Fitness, clothing, and equipment to ski or hike up to 5 miles round trip with a 10-pound pack.
    • Basic backcountry skiing skills and experience touring/traveling in relatively steep terrain

Have a group? Are you part of a college organization, ski club, etc.? We are happy to schedule a customized course for organizations, small groups, and individuals through New England, Eastern Canada. Of course, if you would like to schedule a course in Iceland or Colorado, we would be very pleased to work with you.

Tuition: $350

Dates

Location

March 23 – 24, 2024

Mount Washington Valley, NH
Group pricing is available. Also available by private arrangement.

Teen Intro to Backcountry Ski Camp

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Custom Backcountry Skiing

Acadia Mountain Guides has been guiding backcountry skiing in the Northeastern United States since its inception. Our team of qualified ski guides can help your ski dreams come true whether you are looking for an objective-specific guided trip or you are just looking to get out for a day and enjoy some skiing where our guides are willing to take you. 

Locations:

  • New Hampshire
  • Maine
  • Quebec
  • Iceland
As an international guide service we can likely make an location of your interest work for you, contact us to talk with a guide and get something on the schedule, let’s make the most of your winter.

Why choose Acadia Mountain Guides for your backcountry skiing expiernece?

Jon Tierney
Owner, Acadia Mountain Guides, AIARE Level I & II Course Leader
IFMGA/AMGA International Mountain Guide | AMGA Ski Mountaineering Guide | AMGA Alpine Guide | AMGA Rock Guide | AMGA Rock and Alpine Instructor / Examiner 1997 – 2007 | AIARE Level III Avalanche Certification | AIARE LI & LII Course Leader | Flight and Critical Care Paramedic | Professional guide since 1983, climber and skier since 1975 | American Avalanche Association and AMGA Professional Member | Registered Maine Guide
Albert Mandell
AIARE Level I & II Course Leader
AMGA Assistant Ski Guide | AIARE Level III Avalanche Certification | AIARE LI & LII Course Leader | Wilderness First Responder
almandellAl Mandell
Rob Benton
AIARE Level I & II Course Instructor
AIARE Professional Level I | AIARE Level I & II Instructor | AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide | AMGA Single Pitch Instructor | Swift Water Canoe Guide | Wilderness First Responder | Maine Search and Rescue | Associates Degree in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism |
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Benjamin Allen
AIARE Level I & II Course Instructor
AIARE Pro 1 Avalanche Certification | AIARE L1 & L2 Course Instructor | Wilderness First Responder | Professional Ski Patroller
Mark Renson
AIARE Level I & II Course Instructor
American Avalanche Institue Level III Certification | Canadian Avalanche Association AST-2 | Senior Outdoor Emergency Care Certified | Proffesional Ski Patroller
Mark P. Renson
Benjamin Mirkin
AIARE Level I & II Course Leader
AIARE III Certification | AIARE Level I, II & Rescue Course Leader | AMGA Rock Instructor | AMGA Ice Instructor | AMGA Apprentice Alpine and Ski Guide | Ph.D. in Education
Benjamin Mirkin
Cord Farmer
AIARE Level I & II Course Instructor
AIARE Pro 1 Avalanche Certification | AIARE L1 & L2 Course Instructor | Wilderness First Responder | B.A. in Sports & Recreation Management | M.A. in Sports Psychology