Sandy at her personal paradise, the Pass Creek Yurt.
Sandy Kobrock
Lead Instructor / Owner


Sandy is a Level 1 and 2 Lead Instructor for the Silverton Avalanche School and Wolf Creek Avalanche School. She is recognized by the American Avalanche Association as a Certified Instructor, is an AIARE Level 1 & Level 2 Instructor, has been an Instructor Trainer for AIARE, and is a Wilderness First Responder.

Her experience as ski patrol supervisor at Squaw Valley USA, as Patrol Director and snow safety supervisor at Wolf Creek Ski Area, combined with 25 seasons in the South San Juan mountains adds up to 32 years of professional avalanche work. She has also taught for the Telluride Avalanche School, NOLS Winter Instructor Training, CDOT, and Babes in the Backcountry.

Sandy's expertise includes 20 years working with corporations improving decision-making, accountability, personal awareness, and intentional communication. Sandy has a strong background in outdoor education, having taught for Pacific Crest Outward Bound for 15 years, and has a life long interest in decision-making, biases, and Daniel Kahneman's work.