Blake Votilla

Blake was raised on the east coast in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, far from the big mountains and deep snow that we know in the Tetons. He moved to Montana in 2010 to attend the University of Montana. During his time in college, Blake ran the UM Backcountry Skiing Club. This was the start of his guiding career.  Blake's guiding has included work in Canada, the Alps, South America, Denali, the PNW, and extensive work throughout the Rockies, and here in the Tetons.  Currently, Blake runs the Backcountry Program at JHSC, leads backcountry ski adventures around the globe, and works for Exum Mountain Guides here in the Tetons during the winter.  

Sport-specific Background and Experience

  • Multiple technical ski mountaineering ski descents in the Tetons, European Alps, and throughout the Rockies

  • Randonee Racing experience 

  • Backcountry ski, mountain, and educational guiding experience

Education and Certifications

  • B.A. Geography, University of Montana

  • American Mountain Guides Association - Certified Ski Guide

  • Leave No Trace training

Personal Philosophy

Have fun!