Lotus Alpine Adventures offers a variety of ‘for hire’ consulting services in various different areas of trip and expedition planning & logistics; technical skills trainings for field staff; business consulting in relation to outdoor adventure travel & mountain guiding products; and marketing strategy and materials.
With over 15 years of experience working in the outdoor adventure travel and mountain guiding professions, and with 7 years of experience owning, operating, and successfully growing a medium sized mountain guiding operation Crested Butte Mountain Guides, while also having been trained and certified at the IFMGA/UIAGM (the world’s highest international standard) guiding standard, we figure we’ve gained a few bits of knowledge or two along the way, and want to share it with you !
Whether your looking for someone to help with streamlining trip planning on a stateside trip with minimal logistics, or a multi week international climbing or skiing expedition with many complicated logistics, we have the skills, practical knowledge, and global connections to help you keep costs low and planning simple and worry free.
Our background in technical mountain guide training and certification at the IFMGA level, along with well over a decade of successful guided climbing and skiing trips around the world and on 5 different continents, we can offer custom tailored skills trainings for field staff, no matter what their skill or guided discipline level. We have a successful track record of designing and running field trainings with such companies as the FBI Hostage Rescue Extraction Team; the Army’s Special Forces Division; avalanche mitigation and training for Excel Energy & Gunnison Valley Electric; and various other custom designed programs along the way.
When it comes to business planning, strategy, and marketing the outdoor industry can be a challenging place to assure your message and brand is getting across and having an effect, and with the growth of the industry it’s hard to know if your brand is standing out among the multitudes of other products and services on the market. This is where we can help ! We have real world experience, in having successfully bought, operated, and sold a small to medium sized mountain guiding service in Crested Butte, Colorado from 2007-2014. Amidst a debilitating economic downturn, we were able to continue to grow and prosper and enjoyed a growth rate of 3x total business in just 7 short years. Not everyone in the industry can say that ! Let us utilize the hard lessons and experience we gained along the way help you prosper your business in relation to strategic planning; marketing; brand recognition; and operational processes.
At the end of the day, we are what we preach. We are professional guides, and have dedicated ourselves to making our passions our career. We have been lucky enough along the way to consider ourselves ‘successful’, in that we’ve turned a dream into a reality, and continue to work to help positively develop our community in the outdoor adventure travel world. It continues to be our passion. We don’t know or do anything else. Let us be the ones to help you follow through and realize your dreams as well!