The St. Elias Guides (Tyler and Katy) who lead the Mountain House Ski Mountaineering trip were extremely personable and knowledgeable. The minute I met them, it felt like we had been friends for years. I never felt like they were guides – it felt like a “friends trip”. They provided a really custom-feel to the trip by tailoring the activities to what I wanted. If I wanted to ski, we would ski; if I wanted to learn about avalanche safety and glacier travel, they would teach me; if I wanted to try some steep ascents and descents, we would do that; if we needed rest, we would do that. Both the nature of the trip and the guides allowed for such a customized feel. Could not have asked for a better experience!