Guides and Instructors

Trevor Husted
Guide - Instructor
Strapped into boots and skis against his will as a young toddler may have the best thing that ever happened to Trevor. The instance was a jumping off point that spurred growth towards a new found respect for nature that would became a lifelong journey. From the Cascades to the Alps, the Himalayas to the Andes and the mountain ranges, oceans, and rivers in between Trevor learned to shape and carve out a path that allowed him to share this deep connection and passion for the outdoors with others. As an educator, splitboard, and ski guide he brings his experience to the mountains where he shares his knowledge and skills with eager learners. When not skiing or splitboarding he can be found twiddling his guitar, sizzling up some healthy eats, or seeking waves for surf and tacky dirt for mountain biking at home or on the road. More information and his writings can be found at
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Evan Haines
Guide - Instructor
Evan was born and raised right here in Truckee, Ca. He grew up skiing in the North Lake Tahoe area and has been on skis for nearly his whole life. He began climbing with friends on Donner Summit in high school. After a few years living in Argentina, Evan now splits his time between the Truckee/ Tahoe area, the Ruby Mountains in Nevada-where he works as a guide with Ruby Mountain Helicopter Skiing, the Eastern Sierra, and South America, in either Chile or Argentina. He is an AMGA apprentice ski and alpine guide, a certified SPI, and AIARE instructor. Where ever he is located he is trying to ski or climb. If he is not on the snow or the rock he is likely on a bike.
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Andrew Alissandratos
Guide - Instructor
Andrew was born and raised in Florida, but quickly tired of swamps and alligators, and decided to trade it all in for bottomless powder days and splitter cracks. Since moving to Tahoe almost a decade ago he has dove head first into splitboarding and rock climbing and continues to look for bigger lines and harder climbs while exploring the ranges across the Americas. However, he always finds his way home to the Sierra Nevada where he spends most of his time. The mountains are where Andrew feels most himself and while perfect turns and climbing big rocks is super rad, sharing the experiences with people and the knowledge he has gained in the mountains over the years is truly his passion. Qualifications: Apprentice Ski Guide - Apprentice Rock Guide - AIARE Pro 1 - WFR (Wilderness First Responder)
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Andy Paul
Guide - Instructor
Andy grew up in California and spent summers in Alaska. He started his splitboard journey in Colorado’s Front Range. He has taught multi-week avalanche and winter expedition courses in Idaho and Wyoming. As a 10 year instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) he has experience leading expeditions for NOLS in Alaska, Wyoming, American Southwest and Baja California. He is an apprentice AMGA Alpine Guide, completed his Pro 1 from American Avalanche Institute and part of the AIARE Instructor team. Andy splits his time between Tahoe/Truckee and Southcentral Alaska. In his off time, he loves exploring the couloirs of California, the alpine terrain of the Canadian Rockies, and rivers and coast of Alaska with his partner and friends.
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Steve Reynaud
Owner - Guide - Instructor
Tahoe Mountain School owner/instructor/guide, Steve Reynaud, has been teaching avalanche courses since 1999 and ski guiding since 2005. He is a certified A1 and A2 avalanche course leader through the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE). Steve is an avalanche forecaster for the Sierra Avalanche Center and has been working for the organization since 2006. Steve is a certified Ski Guide through the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), a Wilderness EMT, and a professional member of the American Avalanche Association.
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Max Wittenberg
Guide - Instructor
Max Wittenberg is Tahoe Mountain Schools’ splitboard specialist. Having been on a board since the ripe young age of 7, he brings a unique perspective to travelling safely in the mountains. Max is a certified AIARE Level 1 instructor, American Mechanized Ski Guide Level 2, US Heli Ski accredited Guide Member and a Wilderness First Responder. Aside from working for TMS, he splits his time as a heli ski guide in Alaska and New Zealand, and is an instructor for Colorado Mountain College in their Outdoor Recreation program. Having worked in wide range of mountains all over North America and the Southern Hemisphere, he knows how to safely manage groups in all conditions. While constantly on the move, he calls Donner Summit his home where endless backcountry opportunities wait out his back door.
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Daryl Teittinen
Guide - Instructor
Daryl Teittinen is a passionate outdoor lover and adventurer. He grew up "back east" and discovered camping and skiing at an early age, and was inspired to move west. Prescott College in Arizona proved a great fit where he could study Environmental Science and Outdoor Leadership, including focused field classes in Avalanche Forecasting and Wilderness Leadership. A focused period of mountain dirt bagging followed with seasons spent as a Ski Patroller and Avalanche Forecaster, Rock Climbing Guide and Instructor, and healthy doses of J-Tree, Yosemite, Baja, Alaska, and the American West. Daryl now works full time as an Instructor at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village NV, in the Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program. He is a volunteer observer for the Sierra Avalanche Center, a professional member of the American Avalanche Association and graduate of the AAA AvPRO course, CA EMT-1, AIARE 1 Instructor, SRT, and working on a Masters in Education. If he isn't sharing the mountains with students he is out with his wife Christine, and daughter Eliza.
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David Reichel
Guide - Instructor
As soon as David graduated from college he ran to the mountains and has been working and playing in the Sierra ever since. While he guides all aspects of mountain travel, making powder turns is probably his favorite way to spend a day. If he had business cards, they would probably say, snownerd. David is an experienced AIARE Course Leader and has taught more Level 2's than anyone else in California. David is the Executive Director for the Sierra Avalanche Center and also a professional observer. He founded the annual California Avalanche Workshop in 2014.
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Jan Czyzewski
Guide - Instructor
Jan grew up in New Jersey and attended college in northern Vermont. After years of exploring the green mountains, out west was naturally the next step. Tahoe was instantly home. After 6 years of adventures in the Sierra, sharing and teaching these skills and experiences with others felt right. Jan is a certified AIARE instructor, wilderness first responder, on the Tahoe Nordic SAR ski team and working towards his AMGA ski guide certification.
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