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Shannon holding her search and rescue dog in the snow

Shannon Finch

Skier | Kayaker

Favorite Flavor: Coffee Pecan & Original

Tell Us About Yourself

I was born & raised in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains. Growing up, I had ample opportunity to recreate, explore, and just live fully. I currently split my time chasing whitewater in the summer months working as a whitewater kayak instructor and skiing in the winter months working as a backcountry ski guide in Utah & Alaska.

What's One Thing That You Think Everyone Should Try Once?

Getting out into the wild and unplugging for 2-3 weeks.


Raising an Avalanche Rescue Dog. Completing the RANATAD (Ride Around Nebo and Timp in a Day) Road bike ride - 170 miles. Chasing my dreams of becoming a ski guide. Participating as a Whitewater Kayak instructor in the Paddle Tribal Waters program, teaching Native American Youth how to kayak and become stewards of their local rivers.

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