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Justin Ibarra

“Spark R&D is the leading splitboard binding manufacturer on the entire planet. Why wouldn't you want to ride on the best?!”

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JUSTIN IBARRA

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Currently resides: Dillon, CO
Guides for: Colorado Snowboard Guides and Colorado Adventure Guides
Current sponsors: Weston Snowboards, Ortovox, Julbo Eyewear, Fitwell Boots
Bindings: Arc Pro

Husband, father, athlete and outdoor educator. Justin is an avalanche course leader and splitboard/ski guide living in Summit County, Colorado's Playground. He is the owner of Colorado Snowboard Guides and Snow Safety Director for Colorado Adventure Guides and is professionally trained by the AMGA and AIARE. A Colorado native, Justin went to school for Outdoor Recreation Leadership and works year-round as a guide in places like Colorado, Alaska, and Kyrgyzstan. He has been guiding in the outdoor industry for over 13 years by spending his summers on the river and winters on his splitboard. He teaches First Aid/CPR courses and has been Wilderness First Responder certified for over a decade. His passion, tactfulness, and overall stoke for being in the mountains is contagious and he loves to share these experiences with others.

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AIARE Level 3 Avalanche, AIARE Course Leader, WFR, AMGA Ski Guide Course, First Aid/CPR Instructor, Outdoor Rec Degree.

People paving the way and making a mark for splitboard guiding here in the U.S., Eric Layton especially. Looking up to him to see what is achievable and what can be done really helped me follow my dreams. Eric was also a guiding light in helping me through the process of starting CSG. Everyday experience in the mountains whether it be spent with clients or friends also really helps to influence who I am as a guide and how I guide. Also a shout out to my family. Growing up in a family that was avidly outdoors and having friends of the like planted the seed at a young age and helped me to realize my true calling to pursue a career of playing in the outdoors.

I am looking forward to continuing to educate, guide, and perpetually fuel the stoke of splitboarding and winter backcountry travel. I'm also as always looking forward to exploring new zones and mountain ranges across the U.S and internationally.

Spark R&D is the leading splitboard binding manufacturer on the entire planet. Why wouldn't you want to ride on the best?!

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