I (Matt) am a certified Ski-Mountaineering Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and an AIARE avalanche safety instructor dedicated to perfecting my craft. I began my professional ski career in 1993 as a ski instructor and let my curiosity for steep wild places lead me to a full time career as professional mountain guide. I began skiing and alpine racing in New York’s Catskill mountains at 9 years old and a summer ski trip to Mt Hood inspired me years later to move from New York City to Washington State for college and I never looked back.
I found a way to combine my passion for travel, wild snow and big mountains by guiding trekking, climbing, skiing and making connections across cultural and linguistic divides around the globe in Antarctica, Europe, Asia, North & South America. I have made many technical climbs & ski descents in the Vinson Massif of Antarctica, Chamonix, Denali, Mt Rainier and Nepal In an effort to help preserve wild places, I completed his MBA in sustainable business from BGI and started my own company, Back Country Adventure Guides. When not out trekking, climbing or skiing, I work on my own personal sustainability in Seattle with my wife, daughter and snow dog.
Matt Schonwald and Winslow Passey
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