Woody Lowder

Location Colorado, Wyoming

Role Guide, Colorado Branch Manager

Years Guiding 6

About Woody Lowder

A native Texan, Woody grew up skiing in Colorado, but it wasn’t until his college years in Boulder where he fell in love with the backcountry. Since then he has skied steep descents in Montana, Alaska, British Columbia, and Chamonix, France, but the Tetons are where Woody has spent the past eight winters honing in on his passion for ski mountaineering. When there’s no more snow to be skied, Woody spends the summer months perfecting his rope skills while summiting some of the Tetons’ highest peaks. Woody is excited to have joined the JHMG team to be able to pass on his appreciation for the mountains through guiding and teaching while continuing to work towards full IFMGA/AMGA certification. Whether you’re looking for powder laps on the pass or skiing the Grand Teton, Woody is up for any kind of adventure that will help you realize all that you are capable of. Woody is the Director of our Colorado Branch.


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  • - AMGA Assistant Ski Guide
  • - AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide
  • - AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide
  • - AIARE Course Leader
  • - Wilderness First Responder


  • I have been skiing my entire life from alpine ski racing to fun Heli ski trips in Canada. In all my years (more than 45!) of skiing, this was in the top two for amazing skiing and adventure! Woody's expert knowledge of the park as well as his expertise in guiding/safety made my first big back country ski weekend one of the best. Although there were other groups out there, Woody knew just where to go to provide us with fresh tracks and deep powder for two days. Looking forward to more trips with JHMG!

    — Parcell
  • What can I say?? Woody expertly guided me and my 11 year old daughter up and the experience was perfect. He was completely flexible when we needed to change the route and we got to the top. Highly recommended!

    — Phillip Dow
  • Michael and Woody are true experts and exceptional teachers. They delivered the course content in an extremely engaging manner and made sure that the overall experience was fun and memorable. It always makes a noticeable difference when you can tell your teachers are well versed in their craft, have put an immense amount of work into making sure their course is both engaging and educational, and care about their students - Michael and Woody did all of those things to the utmost. I couldn't recommend this course more highly to other individuals who are excited to learn how to be a contributing member of a backcountry group and want to learn from top-notch teachers.

    — Aaron Segura Landis
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