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Dave joined CMS in 2011 and guides rock, ice, and skiing, with a special affinity for ski mountaineering and alpine climbing. He has climbed all (and skied many) of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks and enjoys helping clients develop the skills needed for the 14ers’ more technical routes. He has made ski descents of the Grand Teton and Mt. Rainier; established first ascents ice/mixed climbs on Mt. Evans’ Black Wall; and has guided and explored the backcountry powder paradise of Hokkaido, Japan each winter since 2007 with his wife (fellow CMS guide, Norie Kizaki). His mountain endeavors have taken him to Australia, Bolivia, Cayman Brac, Ecuador, Egypt, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Japan, Spain, Thailand, and (hopefully!) many more beautiful places to come.

David and his wife Norie Kizaki are passionate about creating an inclusive and diverse community of mountain recreants and professionals, and sponsor the Kizaki-Wolf Scholarship of the American Institute for Avalanche Research & Education.

Colorado Mountain School Guide Dave Wolf skiing in deep powder in the backcountry of Hokkaido, Japan

Going deep in the backcountry of Hokkaido, Japan.


  • AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide
  • AMGA Apprentice Ski Guide
  • AIARE Level I & Level II
  • American Avalanche Institute (AAI) Level III
  • Wilderness First Responder