Originally from upstate NY, 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. These days Jayson can be found splitting his time between 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 Cascades; Tetons; and the French Alps during the summer months. And to keep things busy the way he likes it, during the ‘in-between times’ he can be found working around the globe on skis, rock, or alpine peaks for his personal guiding and photography company, Lotus Alpine Adventures. Jayson has over 16 years of guiding experience, having guided alpine climbing and skiing regularly in such places as the Western US, Europe, Alaska, South America, & Africa. He is an AIARE Level 1 & 2 Avalanche Course Leader, an Instructor for the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS, a ‘has been’ member of the Crested Butte Pro Ski Patrol & an Avalanche Forecaster & Board Member for the Crested Butte Avalanche Center.
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