And in addition to their NSP instruction in avalanche safety (as Level 2 certified instructors) and also mountain travel/rescue courses, both are instructors for the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (“AIARE”), and both are members of the American Avalanche Association.
Mark Renson is a National Ski Patrol Alpine Senior Patroller and member of the Waterville Valley and Mount Washington ski patrols. His U.S. avalanche training includes Level 1 from Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, Level 2 from Chauvin Guides International, Level 3 from the American Avalanche Institute, the National Avalanche School, and the 12-day AMGA Ski Guide Course. He also has a Canadian Avalanche Skills Training (“AST”) Level 2 Certificate via the Ski Mountaineering Leadership Course from SME. He has taught for numerous commercial providers in NH, VT, and CO. In addition to the Northeast, his ski touring and ski mountaineering has mainly been in British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies.