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The Guides

For 40 years, High Mountain Heli-Skiing guides have been taking skiers to some of the finest powder on the continent. Our staff of professional guides is trained in Outdoor Emergency Care as provided by the National Ski Patrol, CPR, avalanche hazard forecasting and mountain rescue. All are active mountaineers who know the terrain and snow pack intimately. Guide school refreshers are conducted annually. Safety has always been our primary concern at HMH and all guides meet or exceed the standards set by the Heli-Ski US Association.

Let our team of highly experienced guides show you the adventure of helicopter skiing.


Dave Fett is the Operations Manager and Lead Guide for HMH. He has been guiding heli-skiing for us since 1984. His skill and interest in weather forecasting has also earned him that job for HMH as well. He is a level 3 avalanche forecaster and is trained in outdoor emergency care, CPR and mountain rescue. Dave is passionate about guiding and skiing powder and his enthusiasm for the sport is unsurpassed. He is right at home in the snowy mountains of Jackson Hole. When the snow has melted he works as a carpenter. He also enjoys traveling to exotic places with his wife Karen in the off seasons.  
   
Doug Workman is a full time guide based in Jackson Hole. As well as guiding for HMH, Doug works for Valdez Heli Ski Guides, Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, the Alaska Mountaineering School, and Jackson Hole Ski Patrol. Doug has studied and taught avalanche safety for many years including working as an avalanche forecaster for the Utah Avalanche Forecast Center. Doug's professional training includes the AMGA ski mountaineering guide course, Level 3 Avalanche, and Winter Weather Forecasting. Whether working or playing, Doug can usually be found in the mountains skiing and climbing. He has skied the Grand Teton five times, Denali once, and has established first ascents in Pakistan's Karakoram Mountains, China's Tien Shan, and the Alaska Range.  
   
Charlie Cornell came to HMH in 2007 with an extensive background in avalanche hazard mitigation. He worked with the JH Ski Patrol since the early 90’s as an explosive coordinator assistant and lead blaster. He was hired by Snow Basin during the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics to do avalanche control and course safety. His credentials include OEC, CPR, avalanche forecasting, Teton County Search and Rescue, explosives trainer and tram evacuation. When the going gets tough and things get dicey, Charlie gets going. Charlie spent many summers as a fishing guide in western WY and now works as a carpenter. He spends most of the off seasons in Baja Mexico, where he owns property, enjoying surfing, fishing and tipping a Corona in between.  
   
Mike Fisher has been guiding for HMH since 1983. Mike also has been a guide for Doug Coombs at Valdez Heli Ski Guides in Alaska for several years in the mid 90’s. He has trained with JH Mountain Guides, Exum Mountain Guides and the Mount Rainier Guide School. He is trained in avalanche forecasting, outdoor emergency care, CPR and mountain rescue. He is an avid skier, climber and a mountain bike fanatic in summer. Mike works as a carpenter when not ski guiding or traveling with his wife Marcy and son Shea.  
   

John Wauters began guiding for HMH during the winter 2012 and came to us with an extensive guiding background in Jackson Hole and Alaska. He has worked for the JH Ski Patrol and is trained in Avalanche Hazard Reduction and Explosive control. He is also a level 3 avalanche forecaster, trained Wilderness First Responder, CPR and mountain rescue. He has worked as a heli-ski guide for Valdez Heli Ski Guides and as lead guide for Alaska Backcountry Adventures. John has a degree in Geology with an emphasis on Glaciology, studying at Montana State U, Tufts U and U of Alaska. Previously a whitewater river guide in summer, John now works as a carpenter and lives with his family in Wilson year round.

 
   
Nat Patridge has guided for High Mountain Heli-Skiing since year 2000. Nat has been a ski guide since 1993 and a year-round mountain guide since 1996. He has worked as a backcountry ski guide at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort since 1993 and was the lead guide during the years 2000-2003. He worked for Doug Coombs at Valdez Heli Ski Guides during the late 90’s. Nat now works year round for Exum Mountain Guides where he is a partner and senior guide. He heads up the winter touring program for Exum and HMH. In the off seasons he enjoys traveling with his family, recently having visited Kenya, Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand and Italy.  
   

High Mountain Heli-Skiing
Box 173, Teton Village, WY 83025
Phone: (307) 733-3274
Email: info@heliskijackson.com

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