Avalanche Training Australia is partnered with Whiteroom Education, the first and only company to offer Avalanche NZ courses in Australia and Japan.

At Avalanche Training Australia and Whiteroom, we are passionate about backcountry skiing & riding, it’s our business. We are also passionate about empowering backcountry enthusiasts to make informed decisions. That is why we offer certified Avalanche New Zealand accredited Avalanche Training courses in Australia and Japan.

 

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Ronan Maguire

AVALANCHE TRAINING AUSTRALIA SENIOR TRAINER & WHITEROOM GUIDE OPERATIONS MANAGER, AVALANCHE TRAINING CO-ORDINATOR & AVALANCHE FORECASTER

An Irish man who happened to land on his feet in the high alpine of NZ. Ronan has since made the mountains his home and Guiding, Ski Patrolling, Avalanche Training & Avalanche Forecasting his profession. With eleven seasons at Mt Hutt as well several in America, Canada & Japan, Ronan has been an NZMSC’s National Avalanche Forecaster, managed Snow Safety and the Avalanche Program for Mt Hutt, member of the NZ Avalanche Education Advisory committee, trainer of both recreational and professional avalanche course plus an Avy Search and Rescue Dog handler. He looks forward to sharing his passion for the Mountains with you and enjoying some good turns together.

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Ross McSwiney

AVALANCHE TRAINING AUSTRALIA OPERATIONS MANAGER & TRAINER & WHITEROOM JAPAN OPERATIONS MANAGER & HEAD OF SKI GUIDING OPERATIONS

Ross has seen more winter than most people see in two lifetimes. Having first guided in Japan with Whiteroom Tours six seasons ago, he now heads up our Japan operations. He is responsible for the management, training and sourcing of new guides as well as ensuring Whiteroom runs to the highest of standards. Ross has 23 years experience as a Thredbo Ski Patroller, National Ski Patrol trainer and examiner plus skied 16 years in Hokkaido, 10 as a ski guide. He holds his Cert IV in Training & Assessment, NZ Avalanche Stage 1 Professional, Remote/Advanced/Advanced Resusitation/Occupational First Aid and is also an Avalanche Awareness and First Aid Trainer.