Mark is a skier, to the core. He has orchestrated his entire life around the pursuit of glisse. He has based himself consistently during the ski season since 1994 in the Eastern Sierra and/or Chamonix, France. He decided to pursue guiding in 2009 after spending many years chasing the perfect powder day in Chamonix, France. “I love the style of skiing over there and hoped I could someday bring it back home to the USA.” Mark has adopted a vision to progress the ski mountaineering aspect of backcountry skiing in the Eastern Sierra, and beyond. He honors the lessons and traditions of the mountains and all who have come before.
Mark completed his Level 2 Avalanche Training in 2012 and his AMGA Ski Guide Course in 2012. He has since combined his training with extensive local knowledge to be able to provide exceptional backcountry ski days for SMG guests. Most of all this guide will give you a good time and a good laugh upon request! Mark embodies true joie de vivre, which is of course the essence of skiing in the backcountry.