Gabrielle was fortunate to grow up exploring the mountains of Montana near her hometown of Butte. She started climbing and backcountry skiing in college, and eventually developed a deep passion for the study of snow.  She now spends nearly every day on skis either teaching, studying snow, or skiing for fun.  She has spent many days developing her ski mountaineering skills as well as observing the cumulative effects and change in snowpack over time. When not skiing, she enjoys climbing in the Gallatin Canyon or in the Beartooths, as well as going on long mountain trail runs that usually involve a good bit of scrambling.


Gabrielle is currently completing a Master of Science in Snow Science at Montana State University and is also working for the NASA SnowEx project in conjunction with Boise State University.  She is an AMGA apprentice guide and works for the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center and Montana Alpine Guides.  Teaching people about snow remains her favorite job!

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