Stephen Bass grew up snowboarding in the Blue Ridge Mountains and his favorite holiday is Gaper Day. Bass is a splitboarder, telemark skier, and a reluctant alpine skier. Bass studied Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology at the University of Georgia, and earned his ski bum badge on Mt. Hood for 5 years before starting his career in snow safety. Bass has been a ski guide, patroller, and Snow Safety Director over the past decade in Steamboat,Taos, and Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. Bass is currently a heli-skiing guide, avalanche educator and avalanche consultant. He spends his summers ski touring in the Andes and eating empanadas at Tage.