Former Owner, AMGA Ski Guide

Sara grew up in Idaho and landed in Stanley in 1998 through a winter semester course from the College of Idaho.  Sara started with SMG in 2001, maintaining and resupplying the Williams Peak Hut. Few others have made the trek into the yurt as much as her! Since becoming a full-time ski guide in 2002, she has been leading backcountry skiers on day and multi-day trips as well as teaching avalanche courses. Those that have tasted her backcountry cuisine after a long day of faceshots will never forget it! Sara has completed her Level I-III avalanche certifications, and passed the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) Ski Mountaineering Course and Aspirant Exam. After 12 seasons of guiding rafts on the Salmon and Middle Fork of the Salmon Rivers, she is now more often found leading hiking groups through her beloved Sawtooths.


AIARE Course Leader
Pro 2 Avalanche
Wilderness First Responder