Nikki Champion

Nikki grew up spending her winters alpine ski racing throughout the hills of Michigan, and escaping on family ski vacations to the Rocky Mountains. After high school Nikki headed west and received a Civil Engineering degree from Montana State University, while doing research in both snow mechanics and dynamics. As well as working as a research assistant in the sub-zero science and engineering lab, during her time in Bozeman she worked as an educator and instructor for the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, a guide and avalanche instructor for Beartooth Mountain Guides, and trip coordinator for Montana State University Outdoor Rec Center. Outside of Bozeman, Nikki has been a mountain guide for RMI Expeditions in the PNW and on Denali for 4 seasons and is the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center intern this winter

Nikki Champion