Rob "Durny" Durnell

Rob "Durny" Durnell


Born and raised in the mountains of the Western Chugach, Durny has as much local knowledge and skiing experience in CPG's terrain as anyone. Now entering his 13th year guiding with CPG, Durny is as enthustiastic about sharing his local knowledge and skiing experience as ever. As an Alyeska patroller for many years as well as a lead guide on Denali, Durny is more at home on his skis in the Chugach than anywhere else.



13 years CPG guide
Former CPG snowcat skiing operations manager
4 years ski patroller
Lead mountaineering guide on Denali


Avalanche Level 2 Certification
HSUS Level 3 Certification
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
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