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 In operation since 1994 and formally known as Colorado Bike and Ski Tours, CBST has since been revamped and rebranded to create Colorado Adventure Guides and sister company Colorado Snowboard Guides. CSG is Colorado's premier snowboard specific guide service. Created by riders and for riders we are a grassroots and local guide service that was developed with you in mind. With the increase in lift prices and capacities, more and more people are now starting to venture into the backcountry. With this increase CSG noticed the demand to fulfill an outlet for snowboarders to further their skill-sets off-piste through courses in backcountry education, guided trips, and mentorship while helping spread the passion to others. Located in the heart of Colorado, our office is our sanctuary and our goal is to bring you into the backcountry to experience what this beautiful world has to offer. Experience life #beyondtheresort

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Justin Ibarra
Program Director/Guide

Justin Ibarra is a Colorado native and year-round guide. He is the founder of CSG and has been guiding in the outdoor industry for 13 years. The mountains are his sanctuary and he calls Summit County his home. He has been snowboarding for 18 years and has guided in the U.S and internationally. With the uprise in backcountry use he quickly saw the need for snowboard specific guides in the backcountry. Quickly arose the goal to help educate and bring people into the mountains to experience their energy and beauty. He is the Snow Safety Director for Colorado Adventure Guides, an AIARE Avalanche Course Leader, and trained by the American Mountain Guide Association. Justin has held his Wilderness First Responder for 13 years and is an AHA First Aid & CPR Instructor. His passion and energy for the outdoors is contagious and he wants to take YOU out to experience the trip of a lifetime!!

Wilderness First Responder Certified
CPR & Basic First Aid Instructor
AIARE Level 3 Avalanche Certification
AIARE Certified Avalanche Course Leader
AMGA Ski Guide Course Completion 

AASI Snowboard Instructor 
ACA Swiftwater Rescue Instructor
High-Angle Rescue Course Completion

Leave No Trace Certified 

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Shane Wolfe
AIARE Instructor/Guide

Shane has spent the past 15 winters almost exclusively on his splitboard. He averages over 100 days a season all throughout the Western U.S. working as a guide/instructor and wild-land firefighter on a Helicopter Rappel crew for the U.S. Forest Service.  Shane also spent 2 winters in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho working as a tail guide for Sun Valley Trekking and managing 6 different backcountry yurts.  The internship focused on using AMGA ski/splitboard guiding techniques, criteria, and curriculum all under the supervision of qualified AMGA Ski guides. He also works as a qualified AIARE instructor teaching avalanche education throughout central CO for the past 3 winters. The learning curve for splitboarders of any ability level can be frustrating and long, and after more than 15 years of learning what works and what doesn’t, Shane has developed the techniques that will help minimize that learning curve, and he truly loves sharing that with people. 

Wilderness First Responder 
Certified A.A.S.I. Snowboard Instructor

AIARE Level 2 Course Completion 
AIARE certified Level 1 instructor
Colorado Mountain School Avalanche Educator
Avalanche instructor and Guide Internship: Sun Valley Trekking, Sawtooth Mtns, Id 

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Eric Layton
Technical Director/Guide

Eric is the Technical Director at CSG and his love for the mountains and passion for backcountry snowboarding is contagious. Always stoked to spread the good word of splitboarding along with avalanche awareness one skin track at a time. Originally from Lake Tahoe, Eric spends his winters in British Columbia and his springs in Alaska, searching out the best powder on earth. Guiding professionally since 2007, his passion and expertise for mountaineering and backcountry splitboarding has led him to work as a guide for operations throughout the world. Eric is one of the first snowboarders in the United States to pass the American Mountain Guide Association Ski Exam on his splitboard. He is also an AMGA Single Pitch Rock Instructor and is a Certified Heli Guide through the American Mechanized Ski Guide Program. Now owner of Splitboard Guides International a dedicated splitboard guide company, Eric is proud to share turns all over the world with people who share the same passion. Eric holds a Wilderness First Responder, American Avalanche Institute Level III. Come splitboard this season with Eric and the SGI team on an unforgettable experience in the mountains!!!

AMGA Certified Ski Guide
AMGA SPI and Alpine Skills Course
AMSG Certified Heli Ski Guide
CSGA Glacier Course (Canadian Ski Guides Association
AAi Level 3 Avalanche Certificaion
CAA Intro to Weather
CAA Avalanche Search and Rescue Response
Wilderness First Responder
Leave No Trace Trainer

Pat Gephart

Pat is originally from Pennsylvania and has been snowboarding for 20 years. Honing his skills in the parks and half pipes of the icy east coast, he eventually migrated west and has called Summit County his home for the last 7 years. After spending season after season on the resort he discovered splitboarding in 2014, quickly becoming his main focus ever since. Navigating the backcountry in Summit County’s complex snow pack helped him focus his attention to snow science and its important role in the decision making process. Through splitboarding he also developed a passion for mountaineering and climbing and now focuses on blending splitboarding with alpinism as much as possible. He is driven by the ever evolving learning process that is required while in the backcountry and loves to share it with others.




Wilderness First Responder

AAA Avalanche Level 1 Course Completion

AAA Avalanche Level 2 Course Completion

High Angle Rescue Course Completion

BSA Eagle Scout

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