Instructor Qualifications

Al H Mandell

Minot, ME

(207) 402-1089 (Mbl)

AIARE Qualifications:

Level 1 Course Leader
Level 2 Course Leader

Other Qualifications:

AMGA Apprentice ski guide (since 2012)
AIARE: level 3 certified 2013
AAA: professional member
WFR: WMA 2011 (recert 2014) (Recert 2017)
AAA: Pro trainer Workshop April 2018


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 and Colorado while pursuing his full AMGA ski mountaineering certification.