Mike Duffy is a motorized avalanche instructor with 25 years instructing experience. He has 30 years of experience with the Vail Mountain Rescue Group as a rescue/avalanche team leader. He is a graduate of National Avalanche School, National Academy of Winter Guiding, AVPRO and Professional Avalanche Search and Rescue courses. He has provided training for Arctic Cat, Polaris, BRP, Yamaha, FBI and Navy Seals.

Mike teaches for AAI, as well as many other avalanche education schools in the U.S.. He is a backcountry guide and riding instructor.

Our instructors are the core of your experience with the American Avalanche Institute.  They bring the science and knowledge of avalanche safety to life in real-world settings.  If you’re interested in learning more fromone of our amazing instructors check out our full course offerings today.