Matt is a certified AMGA Ski Mountaineering Guide and an AIARE avalanche safety instructor who dedicates himself to continually perfecting his craft. Matt began skiing and alpine racing in New York’s Catskill Mountains as a teenager. He began his professional ski career in 1993 as a ski instructor, then chased his curiosity for steep, wild places into a full-time career as a professional mountain guide. Working as a climbing, skiing and trekking guide has allowed Matt to combine his passions for travel, wild snow, big mountains, and making connections across cultural and linguistic divides. He has worked around the globe in Antarctica, Europe, Asia, and North and South America.