About Nick and Remarkable Adventures
Nick D'Alessio is a ski guide based out of Girdwood, Alaska. He is the sole owner and guide of Remarkable Adventures LLC and a co-owner of Alaska Guide Collective LLC. His mission is to lead and educate individuals about proper mountain travel techniques, skills and ethics while creating a safe and enjoyable experience.
"Nick knows the mountains. He has the rock, ice, ski, alpine and avalanche knowledge to guide at a professional level. Plus he is a nice guy." - Joe Stock, from Anchorage, AK.
Born and raised in New Hampshire, Nick began climbing and skiing mountains as soon as he could walk. He is a graduate of the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program from Colorado Mountain College and Alaska Pacific University's Outdoor Studies program. Since 2008 he has been guiding and teaching in the mountains all around Alaska and abroad. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of safe mountain travel. Nick is proud to be a sponsored Brand Ambassador for the Voile Manufacturing and Voormi clothing companies. When not on skis he enjoys hiking, packrafting, biking, traveling and photography. Always looking forward to sharing his passion for the mountains with you.
Along with his extensive experience base Nick's qualifications are:
- AMGA Certified Ski Guide
- Wilderness First Responder & CPR
- AAA Avalanche Pro 2 (AAI Avalanche Professional Level 3)
- Leave No Trace Master Educator
- Heli Ski US Level 2 guide
- Rigging for Rescue course completion
Why hire Nick? His reputation for safety, experience, knowledge, a humble attitude and good company.
Is Your Guide Qualified?
Hiring a guide who has become certified by the AMGA is the way to ensure your guide meets the qualifications upheld to the international level by the IFMGA. In the United States the qualifications and standards to work as a guide are minimal. Surprisingly, besides first-aid, there are no certification or experience level requirements for guides to teach and lead guests through highly technical and potentially hazardous mountain terrain. You may see guides advertised as 'certified' however if they are not AMGA/IFMGA then they have not been evaluated externally from the operation they work at for the necessary skills. Would you want a dentist drilling your teeth if they haven't graduated from dental school? How about a pilot flying you who has not acquired their license? Remarkable Adventures believes in the importance of professional training, examination and continuing education.
Photos of Nick out in his element
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