Nick Thomson

Nick Thomson

President

Nick leads all aspects of the business and coordinates management's activities and direction, while providing strategic governance, business development, and product design expertise to CPG. Nick has built a career around launching, building, and adding value to businesses, with a proven track record of success. An avid surfer, snowboarder, skier, sailor, fisherman, and mountain biker, he’s convinced that Alaska is the best place on the planet to enjoy all these sports, and is particularly focused on growing CPG’s multisport trip offerings.  He splits his time between Alaska and the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Hanna and sons Rush and Bowen.  

Favorite CPG Run: The Isthmus, located in the Grandview zone, is a stunning prominent peak with a perfectly planar ramp right off the summit.  The views at the top of Kings Bay, Prince William Sound, and much of the Western Chugach are captivating, and when conditions are right the big ramp can be skied full throttle.  Quintessential Alaska. 

Experience

Entrepreneur
Business Executive
Over a decade of skiing, snowboarding, and surfing in Alaska
Designs, plans, and leads multisport adventure trips

Certifications

CPG Board of Directors
Avalanche I
WFA

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About CPG
With 750,000 acres of heli terrain, 4 helicopters, 2 snowcats, and Alyeska Resort, CPG clients are in the mountains every day.

Chugach Powder Guides was founded in 1997 in the heart of the Western Chugach mountain range. Since then, CPG has opened up the finest backcountry skiing and snowboarding in the world, flying guests into terrain suitable for all skill levels. We have cataloged hundreds of new runs and tens of thousands of landings between the interior Chugach, Seward area, and Tordrillo mountains.

Physical: 439 Mount Hood Drive
Mailing: PO Box 641 Girdwood, AK, 99587
Phone: 907-783-4354
Fax: 907-519-6356
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Alyeska Resort is Alaska's premier year-round destination featuring the 304-room Hotel Alyeska. Alyeska is CPG's exclusive hospitality partner.
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