Rock Climbing Specials on Donner Pass

     Client Testimonials
     Weather Forecasts
     Photos & Videos
     ASI Philosophy
      Topo Maps
     Tech Tips
Like our Facebook Page

ASI Newsletter Signup

Featured Programs

Who we are & what we do Upcoming Programs

Bela G. Vadasz
Technical Director, in spirit
IFMGA Internationally Licensed
Mountain Guide

Mimi Vadasz
Adminstrative Director
AMGA Certified
Ski Mountaineering Guide

Member School

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, alpine touring, 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
March 16-18, 2018
March 20-22, 2018 Midweek
March 23-25, 2018 snow shoes okay March 30-April 1,2018 .

Avalanche Rescue Course
Mar 25, 2018

AIARE Avalanche Level 1 Plus
Mar 9-13, 2018

AIARE Avalanche Level 2
March 23-25, 2018

Intro to Backountry Ski & Splitboard
March 10, 2018 full
March 17, 2018 full
March 24, 2018...

Tahoe Backcountry Tours
March 11,2018 full
March 18, 2018 full
March 25, 2018...

Ski Mountaineering Techniques
Mar 18, 2018...

Products We Recommend


©2017 Alpine Skills International  
Site Map