Why Hire Joe?

Joe combines a 30+ year obsession with avalanches and mountain travel to teach his courses. Despite his strong snow science background, Joe's teaching focuses on simplifying the complex avalanche problem into bite-sized pieces to make good decisions while skiing in avalanche terrain. 

  • 20+ years of avalanche instructing experience
  • AMGA-certified Ski Guide  
  • American Avalanche Association Professional Member
  • American Avalanche Association Certified Instructor
  • American Avalanche Association Pro 1 and 2 instructor
  • American Avalanche Association Pro 2 examined (AIARE Level 3)   
  • AIARE Instructor Training Course
  • Internship at the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center 
  • Internship at the Silverton Avalanche Forecast Office 

Course Options

Joe teaches public courses through Alaska Guide Collective in addition to private courses. Please send Joe an email inquiry about organizing a private course.