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Shannon Finch

Sundance, UT, USA

Shannon Finch was born and raised in Utah, she grew up skiing in the Wasatch mountains and has recently found herself spending more and more time skiing and & guiding in the Uinta Range. Currently she splits her time in the winter season guiding with Majestic, Park City Powder Cats & Wasatch Powderbird as well as teaching avalanche courses for the American Institute for Avalanche Research & Education. Shannon recently hung up her ski patrol jacket after working on the mountain for 12 years. While ski patrolling, Shannon was a primary dog handler for an Avalanche Rescue Dog named Lēif Rowëyn and together they certified as a Level A rescue team with Wasatch Backcountry Rescue. During the spring & summer months she works as a whitewater kayaking guide, traveling around the western United States in search of whitewater. She is an EMT, an enthusiastic guide, an avid educator, and skis with poles that are about 6” shorter than everyone thinks they should be.


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