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Meet The Breck Guides

Patti Banks Patti always knew she wasn’t meant to work indoors. She got her start as a raft guide, then took a life-changing Outdoor Leadership Training Seminar that taught her backcountry leadership. Read more about Patti.         Matt Belleville Matt has been on the slopes since he was in-utero. He went from… Read More

Breck Guide: Taylor Gordon

One of the most unique aspects of the Breck Guides program is the opportunity to go behind the scenes into the world of ski patrol and to learn about risk mitigation on the mountain. Who better to be your guide and to teach about risk mitigation than Taylor Gordon, a man who has flown (and… Read More

Breck Guide: Steve Edberg

Steve Edberg lived the van life long before #vanlife was cool. In the late ‘80s, after a chance encounter and life-changing ski day with the legend and ski industry pioneer, Junior Bounous, Steve left his home state of Arizona to pursue a career in the sport. He found himself balancing a life between states and… Read More

Breck Guide: Jenn Losch

There’s a popular saying in skiing, “there are no friends on a powder day.” As one of the friendliest people on the mountain, Jenn Losch respectfully disagrees. Characterized by her fellow guides as a “fireball,” a “character,” a “good talker,” someone who’s never known an awkward silence, and a “ripping skier,” Jenn has spent most… Read More

Breck Guide: Patrick Guilbert

If a passion for skiing were contagious, you’d probably catch it from this guy. Patrick Guilbert speaks about skiing and the mountains with an authentic reverence in his voice that’s almost palpable. A blue-collar boy from New England, he spent his winters earning turns and teaching ski racing at Wildcat in New Hampshire. His path… Read More

Breck Guide: Kevin “Spag” Eddy

Imagine it is the Spring of 1992 in Lake Tahoe, and in an extraordinary feat, 11 feet of snow just fell in seven days. You find yourself to be one of a handful people who has made it to Kirkwood, just as the storm breaks and the resort reopens. The other skiers there just happen… Read More

Breck Guide: Randy Brooks

“The Greatest Of All Time,” a “Mastermind,” the “Godfather of skiing and teaching,” the “complete package,” “nothing rattles Randy.” These may sound like film reviews, but it’s just what people say when they know Randy Brooks. The esteem in which the Breck Guides hold him is unmistakable, and he has been a true mentor to… Read More

Breck Guide: Matt Belleville

You don’t want to get into a game of “who’s been skiing longer?” with Matt Belleville. He is a guy who has literally been on the slopes since he was in-utero. He quickly went from mom’s belly to dad’s shoulders and transitioned to his own pair of skis by 18 months old. He’s been ripping… Read More

Breck Guide: Patti Banks

“How lucky are we right now?” Patti shouts over another rumble. It’s something she has thought to herself frequently in the 30+ years she’s spent in the mountains of Colorado, but today in particular it resonates. She and Jenny, her friend and client for the day, sit out on a ledge overlooking one of her… Read More

8 Tips for Women’s Ski Week

Skiing is not always easy, but it’s a rare opportunity to experience the mountains and all of their grandeur. There’s the gear, there’s the perfect layering balance to stay warm but still be comfortable, and there’s the logistics of getting yourself (and potentially your family) where you all need to go. It doesn’t have to… Read More