Voilé Ambassador Team
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.
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.
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. 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 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.
Another East Coast transplant, Billy had his formative experience as a skier in the years he spent living in Alta and skiing as much as possible. With a career now as a guide and avalanche educator, Billy calls no one place home and can be often caught conspiring with his friends on their next big adventure. Most comfortable with skis on his feet, and most at home in the big hills, Billy loves sharing the mountains with others and finding turns in some of the most wild places on earth. When not in the mountains, Billy has been known to sneak away to the beach to indulge his almost forgotten passion for surfing.
Raised in the shadow of the Wasatch mountains, Cait spends most of her time above the valley floor and out of the shadows. The summer months are spent biking and running all the trails, linking canyons, scrambling all the peaks, and training for 100-mile endurance trail races. In the winter months, you'll still find her frolicking in the Wasatch mountain majesties, except with a couple sticks under her feet. The art of pow shred was passed on to her before she was two, by her father who shares a love and respect for the Wasatch. Cait earned herself a Global Health degree from the University of Utah. She is a member of Salt Lake County's Search and Rescue team and works full time saving lives in the local Emergency Room. If you happen to meet her, just hope it's in the white room instead.
Carl is a student and backcountry skier from Whitefish, Montana, currently living in Squamish, BC. He enjoys connecting the mountain ranges and communities of the Coast and the Rockies through personal experience. Beyond skiing, he also enjoys mountain running, picnics, and better understanding the relationship between people and place.
Born in the rolling green hills of South Wales (Great Britain), Joel moved to Chamonix, France four years ago. When he first arrived as a fresh faced seasonaire he was a snowboarder. After one winter he saw the light and changed to skiing to discover more of the highest mountain ranges in Europe. Combining this new love of skiing with his other love, climbing, Joel soon found himself heading up 6000' couloirs and sliding back down them. Fast-forward a couple of years and ski mountaineering soon became his life. If he's not fitting ski boots in the valley, he's in the mountains where he spends more than 100 days each winter.
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.
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.
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.
Todd Glew began ski touring in New England as soon as he got his drivers license. After high school he moved to Alta Utah to ski powder. After graduating from the University of Utah in 2007, he has been a professional mountain guide and is trained through the American Mountain Guides Association. He likes to hike uphill fast, earning him a spot on the US Ski Mountaineering team in 2008. This winter he plans to come out of retirement and do some racing again. During the winter months you can usually find him in the Wasatch Mountains skiing, guiding, or doing his best Bob Athey impersonations.
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.
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.
Within a few minutes of meeting Adam it will be apparent that his enthusiasm for skiing in the mountains is infectious. Adam fell in love with backcountry skiing while at college at the University of Colorado, and stoked his powder skiing passion while living in Alta in his early twenties. Once Adam began refining his steep skiing skills, he found himself seeking bigger lines all over the country and the world. Whether is seeking out steep descents in the big mountains or enjoying powder days with friends Adam can never seem to get enough. Adam is based out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming where he works professionally as a guide with Exum Mountain Guides.
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.
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.”
Nick Webb grew up in Billings, shredding the Big Sky country, pondering the meaning of open landscapes, and generally not realizing how great he had it living in the wild west of Montana. Attending higher education in the metropolis of Seattle, Nick realized there are some incredible adventures to be had in the Pacific Northwest. He now finds himself regularly climbing and skiing one of the many volcanoes in his backyard, waterproofing his outerwear, drinking too much coffee, and humming Neil Young tunes. Nick guides skiing and mountaineering trips in the North Cascades for Peregrine Expeditions out of Bellingham, WA.
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.