Matt found his way to Steamboat Powdercats in the 2019/20 season after 18 years in the professional outdoor guiding industry.
Growing up in a small town in the farmlands of central Washington State, Matt discovered the joys of sliding on snow at the local ski hill Mission Ridge. Finding out that you can make a living taking people outside into beautiful places, He acquired his first guiding job on the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park in 2001. Since then Matt has been guiding people through river canyons and into mountains in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Arizona. He has also enjoyed instructing various guide schools over the years teaching new river guides the profession.
With a career opportunity in Steamboat that his wife Sally took in 2013, they made the move up from Leadville. The wonderful Yampa Valley has kept them here ever since.
Working out of Rabbit Ears Pass as a snowmobile guide, Matt would ride up to the tower site at the top of Buffalo Pass and long to be on the other side skiing with the good folks at Powdercats. After a couple years of pursuing it, he landed the dream job!
Matt, or House as you can call him has made a profession out of sharing the outdoors with people from all walks of life and is very excited to continue that with Steamboat Powdercats. “What I love about pursuits like skiing powder and running whitewater rapids is that it puts us in our purest, for me happiest, state and truly in the moment.” At home both on skis and a snowboard, He looks forward to partaking in some of the best snow in the world with you all! When all that snow starts to melt you can find him riding it in a different way, guiding whitewater trips on the local rivers around Steamboat and on multi day trips in Dinosaur National Monument.