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Guide of the Month: Alex Kittrell, Sun Valley Heli Ski

Guide of the Month: Alex Kittrell, Sun Valley Heli Ski

When I’m guiding, I’m not that engaged in skiing for myself. When I’m guiding, I rarely think about how awesome the skiing is personally.  It just goes through my head, “These guys are gonna love this.”

We have a great lifestyle but it’s a very very hard job and a very, very demanding job. We ski about half what we work so we ski six hours in the field and we’re working another 6 hours to pull it off. People underestimate the decision-making process. It’s not for everybody. You have to really love the aircraft and appreciate that what we’re doing is kind of unreal.