Course Options

Joe teaches public courses through Alaska Guide Collective in addition to private courses.

Rec Level 1

Rec Level 2

Rescue

Private Avalanche Course

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