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Al Mandell
United States

Course Leader

Al Mandell has been backcountry skiing for 20 years throughout the US, Canada and Europe. As graduate of the Green Mt Valley School & Middlebury College, Al 's ski racing background provides solid fundamentals for teaching steep skiing techniques. His avalanche education includes the AIARE level 3 certification, the highest level, providing a deep understanding of avalanche phenomena and education.
Al regularly guides hut/yurt trips in Quebec's Chic Chocs, Canada's Rogers Pass, Japan, Iceland, Greenland, Kyrgyzstan and Colorado while pursuing his full AMGA ski mountaineering certification.