Mike Wallace


Mike Wallace grew up in Destin, Florida, surfing and saltwater fishing as a youth. He moved to
the mountains of Colorado in 1993 where he dove into backcountry skiing without
hesitation. He strives to bring a broad knowledge base and a festive, relaxed learning
atmosphere to the courses he helps teach. Mike brings 20+ years of ski touring, ski
patrol, snow science and avalanche technician experience to the curriculum. When not
a fly fishing guide in the summer, Mike Wallace shares the wonder of the mountains through safe
winter travel with groups of passionate people. This setting is mikes happy place.

    • AIARE Level 1, Rescue, Level 2 Instructor
    • AIARE ITC Level 1, Level 2
  • American Avalanche Institute
    • AAI Level 2 for Professionals 2014
    • Pro SAR
  • American Avalanche Association
    • AAA Professional Member
    • AVPRO – Level 3 for Professionals
  • Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment Team
    • Ceritified Dog Handler – 2005-2012
    • Avalanche Tech/Snow Tech – 2012-Present
    • Certification Standards Committee Member
  • 26 years backcountry touring experience in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana
  • 18 years Ski Patroller and avalanche technician
  • 8 years Snow Safety Director
  • Outdoor Emergency Care Technician
  • CPR for Healthcare Providers
  • Certified River Guide
  • Member American Whitewater Association
  • Member Trout Unlimited