Jayson is an IFMGA/UIAGM Licensed Mountain Guide, the previous Owner / Operator of Crested Butte Mountain Guides, and is excited to be the newest addition to the Operations & Guide Team at CMS. Originally from Upstate NY, Jayson has over 18 years of guiding experience, having successfully guided alpine climbing and skiing expeditions on 5 of the 7 continents over the scope of his career. As well, he has had his writing and photography published as an ‘industry expert’ in such publications as: The New York Times, The Denver Post, Outside Magazine, Ski Magazine, Climbing Magazine, and Backcountry Magazine. He is an AIARE Level 1 & 2 Pro Trainer and Avalanche Course Leader; an Instructor for the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS; and a former Avalanche Forecaster & Board Member for the Crested Butte Avalanche Center. Currently at CMS, Jayson has taken on the role of European Alps Climbing & Skiing Programs Director, as well as guiding for us locally and internationally. He spends the rest of his time pursuing his individual guiding and adventure photography business of Lotus Alpine Adventures & Lotus Alpine Photo. Jayson is also an athlete / ambassador for such outdoor companies as: Adidas Terrex, Julbo, Black Diamond, Kastle Skis, Hyperlite Mountain Gear.