Al Mandell

Al Mandell

Al caught the skiing bug at 3 years old and has never looked back! He’s turned his Middlebury Ski racer background to a love of deep powder, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. Now he focuses on sharing his love of skiing with others as an AMGA apprentice ski guide and AIARE Level 1 and Level 2 Course Leader.

Throughout winter, Al can be found guiding & teaching avalanche courses in Japan, CO, NH, ME and Canada. Once the spring corn season starts he heads to Iceland to chase midnight sun and descents to the ocean. Summers are filled with cycling, ocean kayaking, rock climbing, gardening & cooking all the bounty found along the Maine Coast with his wife Lisa. Once the fall snap is in the air, he can be found cycling in Tuscany and Basque Country Spain.

Al brings an infectious approach to skiing, teaching avalanche courses and encouraging skiers and riders to reach for their dreams. He loves sharing and teaching others about safe winter travels and will make you laugh and smile the entire time.