Mark Newcomb

Mark Newcomb grew up on Heck of a Hill just a couple of fence hops away from the Trail Creek Nordic Center. After studying geology and alpine ski racing as an NCSA athlete at Carleton College, he traveled around China, Thailand, Nepal, and Pakistan for a year. During those travels, he decided to pursue a career as a mountain climbing and ski guide, hoping it would afford him the opportunity to climb and explore some of the vast mountain ranges through which he had traveled. He spent 20 years working as an outdoor professional for Exum Mountain Guides, Valdez Heli-ski Guides, Geographic Expeditions, and the American Avalanche Institute, during which time he taught and guided numerous youth groups. In 2006, he returned to the University of Wyoming and earned a Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance in 2010. He is a Teton County Commissioner and volunteer Nordic coach for the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club.

Sport-specific Background and Experience

  • Mark was an alpine ski racer in his senior year at Jackson Hole High School, placing fifth at the state competition.

  • He raced on the NCSA team for Carleton College


  • B.A. Geology, Carleton College

  • M.S. Economics and Finance, University of Wyoming

Personal Philosophy

Dream of the future. Focus on the moment.