Owner, AMGA Assistant Ski, Apprentice Rock and Alpine Guide

Niels Meyer grew up in Chicago, IL and always planned to move west after experiencing the Rocky Mountains during summer backpacking trips with his family. After a few years attending, leaving, and returning to college–while traveling around the world and working (as a farmer, butcher, janitor, carpenter, and sheep herder)–Niels graduated from Prescott College with a major in Small Scale Agriculture and a minor in Adventure Education. Post-college, Niels moved to Idaho where he began his guiding career. For a few years, he spent his summers guiding alpine climbing in the North Cascades and his winters ski guiding in the Sawtooth Mountains before making Ketchum, ID his full-time home. Niels is an AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) Assistant Ski guide, Apprentice Rock, and Alpine guide as well as a Wilderness EMT. In addition to guiding, Niels is a volunteer Firefighter/ EMT for the Ketchum Fire Department. Though he never thought he’d settle down, Niels has found his place living in a cabin in Ketchum and going on mountain adventures with his wife Courtney and Idaho Shag Baxter. 


AIARE Course Instructor
Pro 2 Avalanche
Wilderness EMT