Riding big mountains requires an intimate understanding of snow, technical rope skills, and a humble mindset.
Our courses are certified through the American Avalanche Institute (AAI) and meet American Avalanche Association Standards.
A course for dedicated teams of high level backcountry riders. We dive deeply into the study of snow, complex terrain management and developing a culture of communication in your crew.
A course for independent adventurers, professional freeride athletes on the hunt for the next level of big mountain riding.
Proprietary technical rope systems designed for high alpine riding, cutting edge snow study. For riders at the highest level.
Company-wide avalanche training and technical skills education for snow-sports brands and organizations.
Aaron is a big mountain snowboarder, avalanche educator and AMGA splitboard guide based in Jackson Wyoming. Aaron has made numerous first descents in the Tetons, Alaska Range and the Andes. “The Big Mountain Snow Safety Course is a chance for me to impart what I have learned to a new generation of adventurers. I draw from my personal experience of remote expeditions and first descents, combined with my ongoing study of snow – these are the ingredients I rely on, and am passionate to share with high level skiers and riders.”
Billy was raised in the the Northeast, but cut his teeth in the Tetons. Billy is an internationally certified IFMGA mountain guide, and splits time between Jackson Hole, WY and Salt Lake City, UT. In addition to his work as a mountain guide, Billy is a professional avalanche instructor and forecaster. “Technical, human powered climbing and skiing in big mountains is what I love. I have been fortunate to experience some of the greatest mountain ranges in the world, which have been the forging ground for the mindset and skills that I share in the Big Mountain Snow Safety Course.
Zahan is a passionate big mountain skier based in Jackson and the owner of Samsara Experience. He has spent his life in constant pursuit of a deeper understanding of how to survive the dangerous game of high alpine skiing and riding. “I started the Big Mountain Snow Safety Program in 2013 to train high level independent skiers and riders on their path to adventure in the greater ranges of the world. This program is where we share everything we’ve learned, we teach from the heart, we share from our mistakes – and we do our absolute best to prepare you to make your own decisions in the uncertain world of big mountain riding.
Big Mountain Workshop
Mountain Education for Snow Sport Brands
“Zahan is a true Jedi Master when it comes to big mountain training. His passion and knowledge of the mountains is second to none. Zahan brings a modern approach to the evolution of big mountain travel.“
Todd Jones. Creator of International Pro Riders Workshop. Teton Gravity Research Founder and Owner