Donny is solely focused on sharing human-powered skiing. His primary passion is guiding, which he does, as a AMGA-certified Ski Guide, in both the northern hemisphere as well as in Chile, where he has spent every “summer” since 2004. Colorado has been his home since 1993 and the West Elk Mountains are one of his favorite ski destinations. Donny has appeared in the ski films Solitaire and Valhalla by Sweetgrass Productions and is a regular contributor to multiple ski industry publications. In 2013 he was nominated as Avalanche Instructor of the Year at the Outdoor Retailer Show and has presented at the Snowsports Industry Association show about the importance of responsible backcountry travel. He is an ambassador for the Winter Wildlands Alliance. Donny is an AIARE Level III Avalanche Forecaster and Level I Course Instructor; he was an examiner for PSIA and a heli-ski guide earlier in his career. He is sponsored by Dynafit, Zeal Optics, Skratch Labs and Backcountry Access. You can follow his adventures on his personal website www.independent-descents.com.