Steve Banks grew up in the Mountains of New England before settling in Crested Butte, CO. He expertly guides expeditions with rock, ice and alpine climbing as well as skiing, both in the US and abroad. He teaches AIARE Avalanche Safety courses and in the winter forecasts backcountry conditions for the Crested Butte Avalanche Center as well as working on the Crested Butte Professional Ski Patrol and guiding for CS Irwin snowcat skiing. His summers are split between guiding in Colorado and the European Alps. Steve has climbed, skied and guided all over the world including Alaska, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Italy and Chile. Closer to home he has guided in Vermont, New Hampshire, California, Idaho, Utah and Colorado.