Why Hire Joe?
1) Joe is the only IFMGA mountain guide in Southcentral Alaska
Internationally certified (IFMGA) guides are known as the best guides in the world. i.e. Joe is the professional option.
Read more about the AMGA and IFMGA.
The Alaska Factor is a guidebook written for visitors and those new to Southcentral backcountry skiing. It includes what you need to plan your ski trip to Alaska, how to negotiate Anchorage, information on weather and snowpack and how to access the main backcountry ski zones. Local skiers will find inspirational photos of their buddies and an easy gift for their friends from Outside. Read more about The Alaska Factor.
3) Joe is the most experienced backcountry ski guide in Southcentral Alaska
Joe knows every corner of Southcentral Alaska skiing. That allows him to find the weather, snow and terrain to match your interests. His personal trips involve exploring local chutes and traverses, many of which are firsts.
- 100 mile full-length traverse of the Tordrillo Mountains
- 100-mile full-length traverse of the Neacola Mountains
- 180-mile Chugach Crusher from Anchorage to Valdez
4) All mountain travel
Rock climbing, ice climbing, technical scrambles, mountaineering, ski mountaineering, backcountry skiing, packrafting, bouldering, mountain running, trekking...but no base jumping!
5) You'll have fun with Joe!
No attitude. Easy conversation. Your satisfaction is my goal. Free photos of your trip... Read more about Joe.
Most of my trips are custom. This means I rarely have scheduled open trips. I am open to ideas though. Let's customize a trip! If you have questions, a trip idea, or would like to book, then please contact me.
I look forward to adventuring with you!