Founder and Guide of SMA
Alex started skiing at age 5 near Montreal, Canada, and began his ski teaching career at 16. Since graduating in 1998 with a degree in Recreation and Tourism, Alex’s lifestyle has been focused on skiing in the winter and climbing/biking in the summer, which eventually brought him to Utah. Since then, he has been on a relentless quest to find the best snow, rocks and trails and has perfected his mountain skills to an art. With his infectious smile and fun, dynamic attitude, Alex is known for instilling a sense of adventure and personalized instruction to all his guests. He climbs over 100 days per summer, skis over 100 days every winter and has over 20 years of experience in the mountains. Alex is uniquely qualified with extensive experience in both teaching technical skills as well as safely guiding in the backcountry. His certifications include the extremely coveted CSIA level IV ski instructor, CSCF level II coach, AMGA rock guide course, level II Avalanche Cert., CPR and Wilderness First Responder. When he’s not guiding, Alex spends his time perfecting his own skills on the rock (climbs up to 5.13c), developing new climbing areas, brewing award winning beer, skiing powder and travelling all over the world in search of perfect rock and snow! Alex is also the owner and founder of GearLoopTopo.com
Adam grew up hiking and skiing throughout the Northeast. He now spends most of his time guiding skiing, rock, ice, snow and mountaineering in the mountains of Utah, Washington, Alaska and Colorado. In the winter he can be found in the mountains seven days a week either guiding clients on ski tours or climbing and skiing with friends. During the spring Adam guides on Denali for the Alaska Mountaineering School, and Mt. Rainer for Utah Mountain Adventures. Adam’s number one priority in the mountains is safety and he puts value on educating clients and himself on safe travel. Being in the mountains for Adam is never about how difficult a ski or climb is, but rather how rewarding and rich the experience is. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and love for the mountains with all that are in his company. A day skiing and climbing with Adam is an experience that builds a foundation for continued growth and is always a day to remember. When not exploring the globe searching for good snow and new adventures Adam enjoys long distance running and everything in the vertical world. He is constantly continuing to educate himself as he pursues his AMGA certifications. He is a Wilderness First Responder, AMGA SPI Certified, an AMGA Aspirant Ski Guide, AVY III Certified and is constantly continuing his education in the mountains.Felix Tanguay – Europe
Mountain Guide and Educator, Kayak guide and rafting guide. Passionate Communicator and excellent teacher. Ex Director of the Mountain School and winter campus of the Club Andio in Bariloche. Founder and active member of Esencia Travel in Patagonia. Has harvested experience since early childhood, having lived in different National Parks since then.
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