SANTI

GUZMAN

Outdoor Research Ski Ambassador, Santi Guzman, wearing the Skyward II Ski kit, skinning up hill with Jess Baker smiling in the backgroundOutdoor Research Ski Ambassador, Santi Guzman, wearing the Skyward II Ski kit, skinning up hill with Jess Baker smiling in the background

SKI

Ski coach, beer brewer, and one hell of a freeskier, Santiago Guzman is a master at balancing and blending life and passion. He was born and raised in Bariloche, Patagonia. The son of ski instructors, he was on skis before he was 3 years old and spent many childhood winter seasons in the Italian Alps chasing snow with his family. “They worked, and I skied,” he says. “Good deal.” Ski racing was Santiago’s passion until he was 16—he’s a former national ski team member and South American junior champion. When he was 19, he started traveling by himself, seeking snow in Europe, Canada and the U.S., and exploring freeskiing, mixing park and backcountry. Whistler changed his perspective, and Mt. Baker triggered the addiction. Today, Santi spends half of the year in Bariloche coaching and working on his brewery, Fresco, and the rest of the year is spent chasing snow. 

Santiago Guzman skiiing down a steep slope with snow spraying behind him on a foggy daySantiago Guzman skiiing down a steep slope with snow spraying behind him on a foggy day

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Passion Project

Santiago believes deeply in the power and importance of mentorship in snowsports. Having grown up in the competitve ski circuit in South America, he currently works as the coach of the Argentinian Youth Freeride team. He is passionate about passing his knowledge and experience in skiing and life onto the next generation of skiers. 

Santiago Guzman skiing off a ledge grabbing his skis below with the opposite arm in the airSantiago Guzman skiing off a ledge grabbing his skis below with the opposite arm in the air

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Accomplishments

2009 Founded Club Argentino de Freeski (Argentinian Freeskiing Club)

2015 Named Head Coach of Argentina Freeski Team

2017 Founded Fresco Brewing Company, El Chalten, Patagonia 

2020 Feature Athlete, Outdoor Research x DPS Shadow Campaign

 

Santi's Favorites

Men's Hemispheres Jacket in Cascade Blue/Storm GreyMen's Hemispheres Jacket in Cascade Blue/Storm Grey
Men's leather Point N Chute GoreTex Sensor Gloves in Natural/BlackMen's leather Point N Chute GoreTex Sensor Gloves in Natural/Black
Men's Hemispheres Ski Bibs in BlackMen's Hemispheres Ski Bibs in Black
Men's Helium Down Hoodie in Madder RedMen's Helium Down Hoodie in Madder Red

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