Taylor Guetschow

Taylor grew up in Park City, Utah. She moved to Alaska in 2011 to compete for the UAA Alpine Ski Team, and quickly began to realize it was more rewarding to be skiing in the backcountry than standing in the start gate shivering in spandex. Taking her first avalanche course with AAS in 2012 put the nail in the coffin, and on day two of the course Taylor knew it was time for the official career change, and is now enjoying her fourth year with ski patrol. Taylor previously coached ski racing at the U16-U21 level and has her level 100 coaching certification, and PSIA level 1 instructor certification, and professional avalanche 1 certification. In the summers Taylor is a sea kayaking guide based out of Whittier or Aialik Bay and loves mountain biking and packrafting. To make up for her years in spandex, she will always be wearing more jackets than is necessary!

Taylor Guetschow