Mike Arnold

Mike Arnold

Guide: Alps

Born in the Province of New Brunswick, shortly after, the family moved across the boarder to Madawaska, Maine.  He grew up ski racing in Eastern Canada and that’s what brought on his obsession for the mountains 365 days a year.  Mike received his IFMGA Mountain Guide License in 2014 becoming the 96th American to receive their pin.  His passion for guiding translates to his personal endeavors in steep skiing and alpine climbing.  Mike lives full time in Aosta, Italy with his wife Elena.

Certifications

ifmga

I want to commend Jonathon for running a great program and hiring fun, knowledgeable and professional guides. Jonathon also went out of his way to guide me again on Monday. He had to change his schedule completely and I am in his debt. He didn’t have to do that and I am so grateful. I […]

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