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Nathan Chaszeyka

I grew up in Ohio playing ice hockey, but the first time I saw the mountains of the west, I knew I wanted to live a mountain life. As soon as I got the opportunity, I loaded my van and moved to Yosemite, then on to Las Vegas to climb the sandstone of Red Rock and many years later to Salt Lake. Along the way I discovered my passion for skiing and it became consuming. Ski mountaineering has allowed me to combine my love for climbing with my passion for skiing in these wild places. I balance my free time in the mountains with efforts to give back by working as a ski patroller and with the Utah Avalanche Center as an observer.

Homebase

Salt Lake City, UT

Sponsors

ORTOVOX, K2 Skis, Skimo Co

Goals

My goal is to continue to explore ski mountaineering in my own way by seeking steep descents, unique approaches, and challenging link-ups.

Why Ortovox?

I love ORTOVOX clothing. The colors, the styling, the comfort and warmth of merino wool all get me stoked for ORTOVOX gear.

Favorite Summit

Pfeifferhorn, Wasatch Range, UT

Best Descent

Skiing Mt. Shasta via Avalanche Gulch in 5.5hrs car to car.

Safety Tip

You can never do enough beacon drills.

Achievements

Being a dad to an incredible little girl.


Don’t ration passion. - Mike Libecki
Nathan Chaszeyka
Nathan Chaszeyka
Nathan Chaszeyka
Nathan Chaszeyka