Ian Havlick is a Colorado native. He graduated with a BS degree in Geography with an emphasis in mountain meteorology, and cartography (GIS). from the University of Utah. While at Utah, Ian captained the men’s D1 nordic ski team.   He has guided around the western United States, Alaska, Mexico, Norway, and currently director and lead guide for the Eleven Experience’s Helikiing operation in northern Iceland, and Assistant Snow Safety Director of Eleven’s cat ski operation west of Crested Butte, Colorado.  In addition to guiding, Ian has been an avalanche forecaster for the Crested Butte Avalanche Center.  When not skiing, riding, or climbing, Ian bounces his new daughter around the house and tries to sneak out for some climbing with friends.

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