In this aricle, we'll get to know a little about Winslow and her decades of experience as SKi & Climbing Guide

Meet The Team – Winslow Passey

Winslow has been guiding since 2002, is a certified AMGA Ski Mountaineering Guide, and has taken both
the AMGA Rock course and Alpine Course. She has guided all around the world in places like Mongolia,
Antarctica, Nepal, Norway, Alaska, the Cascades, and the Wasatch mountains of Utah.

Winslow has done several first ski descents in Antarctica, and some first ascents of several smaller peaks down there as well. What Winslow loves most is backcountry ski guiding whether on the Arctic circle in Svalbard, Norway, on the dramatic peaks of Valdez, Alaska, or near home in the Wasatch mountains of Utah.

About Winslow

Winslow grew up in Georgia playing all kinds of sports lettering in 5 varsity sports every year of high school. Then, she went on to play softball and basketball for 2 years in college. Her senior year in college, she did an exchange program and came to Utah. Undoubtedly, she fell in love
with the mountains and a whole bunch of new activities like skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, rock climbing, and mountaineering. Pediatrician was her intended path until she began working with troubled youth in a Wilderness survival program.

Her first backpacking experience was with a handmade backpack from a tarp and seatbelt webbing. She thrived with the challenges and soon she realized her heart was in the wild.
For 8 years she worked in wilderness programs and did a lot of mountaineering, climbing, and backcountry skiing. At one point, she asked herself, “What is the coolest job I can imagine doing?”, and ‘Mountain Guiding’ popped into her mind. Her and her husband Todd moved to the Cascades to
ski and climb.

In 2002 she began guiding for Alpine Ascents International where she worked for 10 years guiding. Winslow has guided all around the world on peaks like Denali (9X), Aconcagua, (2X), Nepal (11X), Mongolia’s highest peak, and Antarctica’s Mt. Vinson and skiing to the south pole (5 seasons).

Bodhi, her son, was born in 2013. Winslow wanted to bearound for him instead of launching all around the world and so got trained as a Yoga Health Coach which began a journey of deep healing and exploration. Interestingly, she has been combining her coaching and guiding ever since and often have clients that work with her in both ways.

In 2020, she embarked on a professional leadership coaching program. Now, she helps people dream big and make those dreams a reality. Living small is not what Winslow is all about. With skiers, climbers, or hikers who want to play with coaching and mountain adventures, Winslow creates a program to get them outside. Therefore, nature can feed their soul and they can create big visions of who they want to become.

As her client Laura said, “I have learned so much so quickly that where I am now did not even seem possible when I started.”

Excitingly, Winslow likes to get to take people to the top of mountains and the top of their health and their dreams. She is very patient and enjoys teaching others how to be selfsufficient in the mountain.



As IFMGA-certified, professional international mountain guide with 20+ years under our his belt, Todd Passey can make your dream a reality. His experience makes him an expert in designing custom trips, perfect for your goals, skill-level, availability or agroup size. Contact us today!

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