Instructor Qualifications

Mike Hatch

EOU Outdoor Adventure Program/Wallowa Avalanche Center

Cove, OR

(208) 994-8640 (Mbl)

AIARE Qualifications:

Level 1 Course Leader
Level 2 Course Leader

Other Qualifications:

Professional Member, American Avalanche Association (AAA), 2007- Present

Level 2 Ski Guide, State of Idaho, 2006 - Present

Wilderness First Responder (WFR), 2005 – Present

Education Coordinator /Forecaster, Wallowa Avalanche Center (WAC), 2011 - Present

Field Observer, Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center (SNFAC), 2005 – 2011

Member of Sawtooth Search and Rescue, 2005 - 2011

Member of Wallowa County Search and Rescue, 2013-present


I grew up in Boise, Idaho skiing at Bogus Basin a short curvy ride from town. In college I spent three winters in the Wasatch before finishing up my degree in Montana. After college I moved to Stanley, Idaho and mentored with the legendary Kirk Bachman of Sawtooth Mountain Guides for the better part of a decade. In 2012 the family and I moved to Joseph, OR and I began guiding and teaching avalanche courses for CB and Wallowa Alpine Huts through the winter of 2014. I now work as the Outdoor Adventure Program Coordinator for EOU, and as the Education Coordinator/forecaster for the Wallowa Avalanche Center.