Patrick Collins

Location Tetons

Role Guide

Years Guiding 13

About Patrick Collins

Patrick grew up in New England and fostered a passion for skiing and snowboarding via trips to New Hampshire and Vermont. After finishing college in Boston, Patrick headed west in search of a life spent exploring the great outdoors. His guiding career began in 2011 as a white water river guide based out of Tahoe, California. Patrick’s passion for splitboarding eventually landed him in Jackson, WY, making the Tetons home. His thirst for exploration on his splitboard has brought him all over the Western US, British Columbia, Alaska, and Chile. During the summer months you can find him running Teton Backcountry Rentals, a local outfitter where he serves as owner/operator. When he’s not helping people to prepare for their summer adventures, you can find him rock climbing, packrafting, and trail running around Jackson Hole. Whether you are looking to improve your backcountry touring skills and mountain sense, or you want to take your Avalanche Education to the next level, Patrick is excited to be involved and share his backyard with you!


  • - AMGA Apprentice Ski Guide
  • - AIARE Course Instructor
  • - AIARE Avalanche Pro 2


  • Words cannot convey the experience of a winter day out with a JHMG guide taking you on a safe tour of the Tetons. Slow and steady up for a few hours rewards you with an exquisite view of the Tetons in all their majesty. Then, instead of an exhausting, bone-jarring hike back down, take the skins off your skis and ride down in powder that is almost impossible to find in a ski resort. Even a week after the last snowfall, you will still find good snow to ride down on. Even if it’s not a clear and sunny day, it’s a wonderful day out and you’ll want to keep going back until you are rewarded with those magnificent views. If the price for a ride on the Virgin Galactic rocket is $200,000, I’d say a day in the Tetons with a JHMG guide is the most undervalued ticket you can buy!

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

    — Dirk Friel
  • Amazing Back Country Ski day with JHMG. Our Guide knew exactly where to find the best pow! I wouldn’t hesitate to book again.

    — Rob Barton
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