Rich Peterson

Rich Peterson

Head Guide

As Head Guide, Rich oversees guiding operations across the company. Guiding on both Skis and Snowboard, Rich spends more days in the field guiding more guests than anyone else at CPG. Rich enjoys guiding guests of all levels and is particularly popular with our snowboarding guests. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Rich brings his love of powder to Alaska every winter, as well as helicopter expertise from his work for years on wildland fire heli-tack crews around the west.

Experience

CPG guide since 2008
CPG lead guide since 2012
CPG Head Guide and Operations Manager since 2015

Certifications

HSUS level 3
Avalanche level 3
Wilderness First Responder

 

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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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