Sharing adventures in the mountains with friends

Mike Arnold and Rob Coppolillo founded Vetta Mountain Guides in the fall of 2014, just weeks after passing their final exam to earn international certification through the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA). They spent years training and working together, ultimately passing each of their rock, alpine, and ski exams on the first try. The pair were amongst the first 100 Americans to earn their IFMGA certification--or "pin" as it's called because of the small, silver medallion internationally certified guides wear while working.

Creating a boutique guide service came down to two main goals for Mike and Rob--sharing adventures in the mountains with friends and delivering quality, enjoyable, safer guiding. Whether it's ski touring on Rogers Pass in Canada, climbing secluded alpine routes in Italy's Aosta Valley, or teaching multi-pitch rock climbing in Colorado's infamous Eldorado Canyon, Mike and Rob love adventuring with their guests.  

Mike Arnold enjoying the "Spiral Staircase" in Vail, Colorado. Photo: Fredrik Marmsater

Mike Arnold enjoying the "Spiral Staircase" in Vail, Colorado. Photo: Fredrik Marmsater

When you give us a ring or send us an email, you'll talk to the guide with whom you'll be climbing. No office managers, no interns unfamiliar with your proposed activity--the actual mountain guide responsible for creating a fun, successful day with you! 

Drop us a line and we'll get started on organizing your dream day in the mountains, whether it's avalanche education, a skills clinic, or just a fabulous route or ski tour in a beautiful setting. Be in touch and let's make it happen. 

 

 

 

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