Jake has more than 25 years of professional and personal experience skiing and climbing in avalanche terrain. HIs diverse background includes 25+ years ski patrolling and avalanche forecasting in the Wasatch at The Canyons and Alta, operational forecasting for the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park and extensive work with WBR, CRAD and other US avalanche SAR organizations. He is an A3 Certified Instructor and served as the A3 Certified Instructor Rep for almost a decade. He is currently the Membership Trustee on the A3 Governing Board. He has been teaching avalanche courses for AAI (American Avalanche Institute) for nearly 20 years. Between time in the mountains you will find him exploring remote deserts and mountains on one of his motorcycles, head buried in the welding shop or off training his new pup Colt.

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