Ryan Sorensen

Lead Rock, Ski & Alpine Guide

Ryan grew up in northern Wyoming learning from an early age to snowboard, ski and climb in the Big Horn Mountains, the Tetons and the Beartooth Range of Montana. Ryan followed his passion for the outdoors and moved west in 2008. He graduated from Southern Oregon University with a degree in environmental science where he also was a successful collegiate runner.

Beyond college his aspirations focused on leading in an alpine environment. His desire for mountaineering, climbing, and back country snowboarding and skiing led him to Mt. Shasta where he was able to hone his guiding skills and share his passion and expertise of traveling in the mountains. After a short stint as a professional ski patrol in Tahoe, Ryan was drawn to the high Sierra Nevada Mountains both recreationally and professionally. The mountains are alive in the winter and Ryan's passion is to share the grandeur and excitement.  

Ryan has a quiet, yet humble and professional demeanor with an excellent mountain sense that will serve you well when it matters most.  When not guiding he can be found running the trails, fly fishing and even learning to surf


  • AMGA Rock Guide Course
  • AMGA Ski Guide Course

  • AIARE Level I and II
  • AIARE instructors training

  • WFR