Zach Grant

Professional splitboarder half the time and alpine mountain climber the other. When he is not charging big mountains he is building his backcountry dream cabin by hand. With a degree in pow shredding and outdoor enthusiasm from The University of the Universe he rides every day in search for adventure.

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Cindi Lou Grant

Cindi is a professional snow slayer, passionate mountain tromper, sustainable cabin dweller, yoga practitioner and Wasatch native. She spends most all her days in the mountains and strives to protect them along side Save Our Canyons and Athletes for Clean Air. Splitting her snowboard into two has opened up a whole world of mountains without boundaries and she is all about exploring them.

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Beau Fredlund

Beau is a passionate backcountry skier, guide and photographer living up in Cooke City, MT. He's a graduate of the University of Utah, into jazz music, and loves exploring and documenting the art of wild places.

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Brett "Kowboy" Kobernik

Brett Kobernik has been with the Utah Avalanche Center since the 2004-2005 winter season. More affectionately known "Kowboy," Brett worked as a helicopter skiing guide in Valdez, Alaska during mid 90s, a backcountry ski and snowboard guide for Utah Mountain Adventures and has been a product tester and designer for Voile Equipment for more than 20 years. Brett single-handedly invented the splitboard and still does most of his UAC field work with one but also is well versed on skis, snowmobiles, and snowbikes as well. (Click HERE for a cool video profile of Brett.) Brett is also responsible for much of the technical "behind the scenes" work on the UAC's website and programing for the American Avalanche Association.

Aaron Diamond

Aaron learned how to snowboard on an icy hill in Northeastern Pennsylvania. After high school and a brief stint in British Columbia, he then found a home in Jackson Wyoming where he currently lives and works as a guide and avalanche educator for for Exum Mountain Guides and The American Avalanche Institute. When he's not in the Tetons he enjoys long, adventurous, slightly uncomfortable expeditions to the high and cold corners of the world, as well as driving old muscle cars way over the speed limit.  

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Bob Athey

Known throughout the West as the "Wizard of the Wasatch," the infamous Robert Athey has spent more time in the Wasatch backcountry then most over the past 40 years. Bob was an instrumental part in the history of the splitboard, introducing Brett Kobernik to Wally back when splitboarding was barely and idea, let alone an "industry." These days you won't find him on tweeting half-naked selfies in the bathroom, and whether he is out digging pits, linking turns in a Chuck Norris fashion, Bob's social media is still hand encoded in HTML.

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Justin Lichter

Justin Lichter grew up an hour north of New York City, has since lived in CA, VT, and CO, and is currently living in Truckee, California. When Justin is not hiking he is a ski patroller, and enjoys backcountry skiing, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, surfing and anything else active. Since 2002, he has hiked over 40,000 miles. The list of adventures he has undertaken almost seems to long to recount. Among them are the Eastern Continental Trail (Cap Gaspe, QC to Key West, Florida, incorporating the AT), Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail in under a year, 2005-2006, for a total of over 10,500 miles in. He completed a traverse of the Southern Alps and the South Island of New Zealand in 2007, hiking about 2,000 miles across the Himalaya Range in 2011, and skiing 450 miles through the High Sierras in 2013. In the winter of 2014/2015 Justin and Shawn Forry completed the first winter traverse of the Pacific Crest Trail.

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Nick D'Alessio

Born and raised in New Hampshire, Nick began climbing and skiing mountains as soon as he could walk. Answering the call of the mountains, he is now an AMGA certified ski guide, Avalanche and Backcountry educator, and Alaskan local. Home is now Girdwood, Alaska. During the summer he leads expeditions in Alaska’s great ranges. In the winter he guides Heliskiing and backcountry ski touring trips. When not guiding, Nick is taking his enthusiasm deeper into the hills on personal trips. His career has become his lifestyle and he wouldn't have it any other way. Nick loves to share his knowledge about safe mountain travel and looks forward to sharing his passion for the mountains with you.

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Ty Guarino

Ty is a career Outdoor Educator and Guide working for both the Montana Wilderness School and the Colorado Outward Bound School. Originally from southern New Hampshire, Ty developed his passion for Backcountry skiing on the eastern flanks of Mt Washington in New Hampshire’s Presidential range. Now Residing in Bozeman Montana, Ty skis as much as possible in and around the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Although Bridger bowl is his home mountain, Ty likes to explore other skiing venues including Alaska, South America, and New England.

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Trent Meisenheimer

Trent Meisenheimer grew up in Salt Lake City Utah, skiing and snowboarding the Wasatch mountains since the age of two. He can be found most winter days pursuing his passion- hiking the backcountry, shredding Utah’s famous powder. He also works for the Utah Avalanche Center where he is continually seeking knowledge for snow and avalanche science. He devotes himself in the winter months to avalanche outreach and education and follows his passion of the mountains. In the summer months you can find him clinging to the side of a rock wall or floating down one of the many scenic rivers in the western U.S. Trent lives in SLC and is a full time Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Utah.

Weston Deutschlander

Weston is one of the smarter New Yorker's and fled the state as soon as he could. After arriving in Utah, the snow addiction took a firm hold. Once he learned the freedom of a beacon, probe, shovel, skins and a good partner, he started venturing further and further off the beaten path. Today Weston spends his summers and winters guiding all while trying to play as much as possible on the side.

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Beartooth Powder Guides

Beartooth Powder Guides Mission Statement: “Create a socially significant business that encourages people to get outdoors and appreciate the beauty of the mountains, while sharing our enthusiasm and love for the wild places of Montana.”

Beartooth Powder Guides was spawned from the passion of simply being and living in the mountains and the desire to create a unique venue for Guided Backcountry Skiing/Snowboarding, Ski Mountaineering Camps and Avalanche Education. Beartooth Powder Guides offers Two Wilderness lodging options to the Cooke City area, in the form of the Woody Creek Cabin and the Mount Zimmer Yurt. Cooke City's reliable snowfall and the dramatic terrain that surrounds town, make for an unforgettable experience for our clients. In addition to guiding in The National Forest of the Beartooth Mountains, we guide folks to Powder Stashes in Yellowstone National Park near the North East entrance! BPG is a small guiding company that prides ourselves on only employing professional career guides that know the region intimately and are psyched to share our enthusiasm and knowledge with our clients."


Jayson Simons

Jayson is an IFMGA/UIAGM Licensed Mountain Guide who has been living and guiding out of Crested Butte, Colorado since 1999, where he was the Owner/Operator of Crested Butte Mountain Guides from 2007-2014. Originally drawn to this small Colorado ski town as a competitor on the US Snowboard Extreme Competition circuit; these days Jayson can be found mostly on skis on the Western Slope of Colorado guiding backcountry skiing, ice climbing, and teaching AIARE avalanche education during the winter months, and then guiding alpine climbing in the Cascade, Tetons, and the French Alps during the summer months. During the ‘in-between times’ he can be found playing and working around the globe on skis, rock, or alpine peaks for his personal guiding and photography company, Lotus Alpine Adventures. Jayson has been a professional mountain guide for almost 2 decades, taking his clients alpine climbing and skiing regularly in such places as the Western US, Europe, Alaska, South America, & Africa. However, he is still highly motivated to seek out new and challenging ski lines in his home Elk Mountains of Colorado and beyond.

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