AGC Avalanche Instructors

Joe Stock

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 riding in avalanche terrain. 

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  • 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  
 

Nick D'Alessio

Nick's life and career revolves around making decisions about traveling in and out of avalanche terrain. Whether guiding skiing from a helicopter or ripping skins in the backcountry, Nick's goal is always to share his passion for the mountains, and to stay alive! Having snowpack and terrain experience in Canada, New Zealand, Patagonia and the lower-48... Nick's favorite place to ski and teach is around his home in Alaska. 

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  • 10 years of avalanche instructing experience
  • AMGA-certified Ski Guide
  • American Avalanche Association Professional Member
  • American Avalanche Association Pro 2 examined (AAI Level 3)
  • American Avalanche Association Pro 1 and 2 Instructor
  • Heli Ski US Level 2 guide
 

Elliot Gaddy

Although equally at home on skis, Elliot brings his strong alpine and ice climbing knowledge to teaching avalanche avoidance. 

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  • 4 years of avalanche instructing experience
  • AMGA Ski Guide Course
  • American Avalanche Association Affiliate Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

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