Lotus Alpine Adventures, LLC is the Alpine, Rock, Ice and Ski Mountain Guiding Company of IFMGA/UIAGM Licensed Mountain Guide, Jayson Simons-Jones
This is a company born from over 25 years of living life amidst the mountain and desert environments of the world, and it is built solely out of our passion and desire of wanting to share with you the wild places and experiences that have shaped who and what we are as human beings today. We endeavor to provide our clients with unparalleled and intimate personal experiences in the varied disciplines of Rock, Alpine, Ski, & Ice in the mountain environment, and to foster experiences that make us learn and grow as people along the way.
Lotus Alpine Adventures, Owner, Jayson comes from a long background and varied career in the outdoor and guiding industry. He started his career working in outdoor education at such places as the Colorado Outward Bound School; WMI of NOLS; Cornell University’s Outdoor Education Program, and the Colorado Mountain College; also along with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ithaca College in Outdoor Education, he is able to bring a practical understanding and application of, not just high level guiding, but also instruction and facilitation in the mountain environment.
Complementing these foundational skills, Jayson was first a guide and then the Owner/Operator of Crested Butte Mountain Guides from 2007-2014, and along the way worked through the professional mountain guide training curriculum at the American Mountain Guides Association, and in 2014 became the 95th American to earn his IFMGA/UIAGM certification.
Throughout his career he has built lasting business and professional relationships, and worked as a Mountain Guide for many well-respected companies throughout the US, and it’s through these ongoing partnerships with these companies and the commercial guiding permits that they hold (respectively), that Lotus Alpine Adventures is able to offer such a wide variety of guiding activities and venues across the US, such as: Crested Butte, Colorado; Ouray / Silverton, Colorado; Boulder / Eldorado Canyon, Colorado; Moab / Castle Valley, Utah; Red Rocks, Nevada; Valdez, Alaska; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and the Cascades of Washington.
We are proud to operate in partnership, and as guide staff, with such industry leading companies as Irwin Guides; Peak Mountain Guides; Exum Guides; North Cascades Mountain Guides; Alpine Ascents International; Northwest Mountain School; Jackson Hole Mountain Guides; and Aspen Expeditions to name a few.
All this experience and guiding access culminates in one thing for you…. a truly professional and personal trip experience no matter what the group’s chosen activity and skill level.
The great mountain ranges of the world are our office, classroom, and backyard….let us share them with you, and help make unforgettable memories and experiences through their requisite beauty and challenge.
“Their lives are linked by a love and profession to the mountains, and their company will enhance the experience of all those who wish to approach the mountains and learn.” — Peter Boardman (1950-1982)