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IFMGA
Bela G. Vadasz
Technical Director
IFMGA Internationally Licensed
Mountain Guide


AMGA
Mimi Vadasz
Adminstrative Director
AMGA Certified
Ski Mountaineering Guide


PSIA
Member School



AMGA
Director, Bela G. Vadasz
receives the AMGA
Lifetime Achievement Award


ASI was established in 1979 by Bela G. Vadasz and Mimi Maki-Vadasz. We are America's original all-terrain backcountry ski mountaineering, avalanche education and rock climbing courses and instruction and alpine climbing program based Truckee and in the Sierra Nevada, visiting the greatest ranges of the world. With experiences among the highest mountains in over 15 different countries, ASI's instructors and AMGA and IFMGA certified guides are also among the best and most experienced outdoor educators in America. We are the best in Tahoe.

Winter - Backcountry Adventure CenterWe specialize in AIARE Level 1, 2 & 3 Avalanche Courses, Backcountry Skiing, including telemark, randonnée, as well as splitboarding and winter mountaineering in the immediate Truckee/Lake Tahoe area along with ice climbing on Donner Pass as well as the famous Lee Vining Canyon. Also check out our Backcountry Adventure Center at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort. We offer daily sidecountry and backcountry tours with ski gear included.

Spring - Haute RouteEnjoy high route ski traverses and ski mountaineering to destinations including Mt. Shasta, the Sierra High Route, the European Haute Route and ski descents of the Tioga Pass area, the Palisades and much more.

Summer - Bear Creek Spire, Northeast RidgeOffering Rock Climbing Instruction and Courses in Truckee, CA at Donner Pass & Donner Summit and guided rock climbs at Lover's Leap, climbs of Mt. Shasta and many High Sierra peaks, including North Palisade, Bear Creek Spire, The East Face, East Buttress and the Mountaineer's Route on Mt. Whitney.

Fall - Clyde Couloir, North PalisadeWe guide great Sierra ice climbs such as Mt. Dana, the Dana Couloir, the U-notch and the V-notch on North Palisade and Mt. Sill. We visit many of the great ranges of the world including Mexico's Volcanoes, Mt. Blanc, the Matterhorn and the Himalaya.



AIARE Avalanche Level 1
Jan 20-22, 2017
Jan 27-29, 2017...

AIARE Avalanche Level 1 REFRESH
Jan 28, 2017...

AIARE Avalanche Level PLUS
Jan 20-23, 2017
Mar 3-6, 2017

AIARE Avalanche Level 2
Mar 10-13, 2017




Sugar Bowl Backcountry
Every Sat, Sun & Holiday...or create your own date with 3 or more!

Intro to Backcountry Skiing
Jan 21, 2017
Jan 28, 2017

Steeps Camp
Jan 22, 2017

Castle Peak Tour
Feb 12, 2017...

Anderson Ridge Tour
Feb 19, 2017...



Winter Wilderness Medicine & Rescue Course
Feb 11-12, 2017




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