Jason in a sierra snowstorm

Jason in a sierra snowstorm

Jason Champion

Lead alpine, backpacking guide & snowboard guide

Enthusiastic about climbing mountains, Jason shares his reverence for the environment and imparts personal knowledge and technique. He has been a guide for California Alpine Guides since 2009and leads backpacking trips throughout the Sierra Nevada & Yosemite as well as teaching mountaineering in the Eastern Sierra.

Jason is enthusiastic about sharing his experience and technique in the alpine and is a driven splitboard guide. He has been professionally guiding for Shasta Mountain Guides and H2O Heli guides in Valdez, Alaska, since 2007, and he takes great pride in sharing the mountain ranges he considers home.   Jason has over ten guiding certificates including AAA and Aiare Avalanche II, American Mechanized Ski Guide, Crevasse Rescue, Wilderness First Responder and LNT Trainer.


  • AMGA Ski Guides Course
  • AMGA Alpine Skills Course
  • AMSG Heli Ski Guides Course
  • AAI Level II Avalanche certification
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Leave No Trace Trainer