Chris Brown

Location Salt Lake, UT

Role Guide

Years Guiding 12

About Chris Brown

Chris Brown grew up in Pennsylvania and was introduced to skiing by his father when he was two. He has been hopelessly addicted ever since. He moved west in 2004 to attend University of Utah in the hopes of skiing bigger mountains and deep snow. This is where backcountry skiing became part of his life.
Chris graduated in 2009 with a B.S. in Urban Design and moved to Washington state where he spent a few years skiing the Cascade and British Columbia backcountry and Volcanoes. This is where his passion of the outdoors led him to pursue a career in guiding. He moved back to Utah in 2012 to continue forward with his guiding and AMGA coursework in pursuit of full IFMGA certification.
He enjoys skiing in Utah, Teton, Cascade and British Columbia backcountry, and is planning to travel to new places to push his ski mountaineering. In the winter Chris is skiing, guiding, and teaching avalanche classes. In the summers he rock climbs, alpine climbs, mountain bikes, and works as a guide for these activities.


  • - AMGA Ski Guide
  • - AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Certified
  • - AAI Winter Weather Forecasting
  • - AIARE Level I & II Course Leader
  • - AIARE Level I, II, & III
  • - Outdoor Emergency Care
  • - Wilderness First Responder
  • - CPR/AED


  • Always professional, always personable, always safe, always considerate. They take the time to develop a plan with the client that creates a fun and challenging experience; also, they provide valuable teaching moments along the way. I look forward to using their services again.

    — Greg Cutcher
  • JHMG knows there stuff! My instructors provided a wealth of knowledge for us to learn from and an awesome attitude that kept everyone stoked.

    — John Howland
  • Top notch guide service with enormous experience. I love the educational aspect as well. I always learn a ton.

    — Dirk Friel
  • Climbing The Grand with JHMG was one of the most incredible experiences in my already rich life.  I came into the trip a bit apprehensive about the climbing and exposure, but the training and guides not only made me feel safe and confident, they also taught me skills to improve future climbing experiences.  I expected crazy beautiful views and fun times and you guys delivered both along with an unexpected level of service, coaching, and camaraderie.  Keep up the great work and we’ll see you on future climbing and mountaineering trips.

    — Harry Kirschner
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