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Avalanche Education

Since 1968

Founded in 1968 as Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, today The Mountain Guides leads hundreds of people each year into the mountain ranges of Wyoming and Montana, the mountains, canyons and towers of Utah, Cody’s South Fork ice falls, and the cliffs and crags of Boulder, CO, Red Rock, NV, and City of Rocks, ID. Our philosophy is simple - enrich lives by providing exceptional service and unforgettable experiences in the mountains. We are accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association and are owned and operated by professionals who live and breathe the mountain life! Come explore our mountains, desert, and vertical world.


  • Your staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. They made the climb challenging and enjoyable, while maintaining safety procedures.  I highly recommend climbing with your staff!

    — Pablo
  • What an awesome experience. Days later, I still find myself thinking about the climb and what an incredible journey it was. The guides were friendly and knowledgable and not once did I feel unsafe or as if I wasn’t in good hands. It was a great two days of climbing, laughing, sharing and enjoying breathtaking views.

    — Jordyn Newcome
  • What an awesome day with our youth climbers. For many of the 5-12 year olds, it was their first time climbing outside. Amy and Lisa were great with them and everyone had a blast. Thanks for a solid day on the rock!

    — Charlie Manganiello (Youth Climbing ICF Program)


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New Name, Same Game

When Jackson Hole Mountain Guides was created in 1968, we were small, local and passionate. Fifty-one years later, yep – that’s still us. Except for one massive detail: We’re now “local” throughout mountain ranges not just in Wyoming but also in Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana and Nevada. So yeah, we’ve grown. And we’re proud that […]

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Featured Adventure

DPS Backcountry Riders Camp

Come Spend 3 fun-filled days with our friends at DPS as they lift the veil on their new ski line, give us a tour of the factory, and let us demo some of their newest skis to go and rip some of the best snow the Wasatch backcountry has to offer.  DPS Ambassadors Michael Wachs, […]

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Featured Guide

Michael Wachs

Michael is an outdoor educator and a guide from Idaho. His outdoor career took off when he worked at the City of Rocks under the Climbing Ranger in the summers off from college. After graduating University with a B.S. in Outdoor Education he received a job ski patrolling at Lake Louise in Canada, where he […]

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