It all Started One day in the wasatch…
Eric and Aiden were paired up on a project with Icelantic skis. A friendship was born that would lead to pitching and co-producing projects around the world. From Japan to South America, they worked to tell stories of remote places and the communities that call them home. Caldera Guides was imagined one fateful night in Alaska, where they committed to sharing some of the incredible places they've visited with the world.
Having worked with a litany of professional skiers and snowboarders, they developed a unique idea. Each guided trip would partner with a professional athlete, allowing guests to see the inner workings of winter sports highest level. Our team of guest pros are at the top of their game, appearing in major films and pushing the boundaries of skiing and snowboarding.
This unique experience is combined with high-end accommodation and years of experience in our destinations to provide the ultimate powder adventure. Come visit us, and understand why we keep coming back year after year.
Co-Founder / Lead Guide
Eric’s love for skiing took him all over the world. After years of ski travel, he decided to make his home base in Hokkaido, Japan. The unique and varied terrain of Northern Japan will keep him coming back for the rest of his life.
Guide / Professional Snowboarder
Originally from Sun Valley, Harrison grew up in the mountains. Years as a pro snowboarder competing on the Freeride World Tour have honed his skills in the mountains. Now, he balances his season with work as a guide and travel as an athlete to film his season part. When he’s not traveling, he calls Snowbird, UT home, where he can usually be found on the tram, or soaking in the sun at the rooftop pool at the Cliff lodge.
Graydon makes a living in Northern Vermont where he is a veteran ski partoller at Jay Peak. He fell in love with Japan last year after skiing powder every day for a month. He brings a valuable combination of medical expertise, big mountain experience to the guide team.
Guide / Professional Snowboarder
Since winning half pipe gold at the Olympics, Kaitlyn has shifted her focus to riding big mountains and deep powder around the world. Bringing her infectious laugh and years of backcountry experience, Kaitlyn will ensure you have the best possible trip.
Co-Founder / Creative Director
Growing up in Jackson, WY, provided Aiden with the unique privilege to mix his passion for skiing and film making. He brings a uniquely cinematic style to the world of skiing, furthered by his skiing ability. With a focus on story telling and deep cultural experiences, he compels our media team to produce authentic, connected pieces.
Assistant Cinematographer / Photographer
After completing his degree in photography and design at USC, Sam is returning to his love for the mountains. He looks forward to chasing deep powder and capturing unique moments in the Japanese backcountry.
Julian is a legend in the ski world. Known for his massive cliff drops and perfect powder turns, he has also used skiing as a vehicle to see the world and develop a successful business. He has a thorough appreciation for Japan’s deep snow, incredible food and unique culture, but he mainly comes back every year to find the best snow boots at Homac.
Tim has skied all around the world but Japan has a special place in his heart. The snow there is lighter, fluffier and falls more often than anywhere else. He can’t wait to chase Hokkaido’s deep powder and playful terrain this year.
After winning the Freeskiing World Tour, George has transitioned his career to focus on traveling and skiing in far off places. He is a true soul shredder who enjoys sending massive cliffs just as much as a mellow pow lap with friends.
Giray transitioned from competing to free skiing in 2007 and has been hooked on touring and skiing the big lines ever since. Currently, he splits his time between his career as a pro skier and owning and operating Daymaker Touring, a company committed to making the backcountry more accessible for all.
Rafael has spent his last three years producing a film from some of the most remote locations in snowboarding. He returns to Hokkaido with a wholistic focus on enjoying Japanese snowboard culture. For Rafa, Japan is much more than deep snow, as he finds equal enjoyment in onsens, sushi, and greater Japanese culture.
Teton is a big-mountain who feels most at home in the mountains. Splitting his time between Sun Valley, ID and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Teton likes to blur the lines between work and play. In his return to Hokkaido this season, he is in search of pillow lines and bottomless powder.
Growing up in the Cottonwood Canyons made it easy for Taylor to fall in love with skiing. Surrounded by incredible talent at Snowbird and Alta, he developed into one of the best up and coming skiers in the Wasatch. Japan has become one of his favorite ski destinations. Deep powder, and his new appreciation for sushi, will keep him coming back for life.