Steve Reynaud
Professional Observer

Steve started working for the Sierra Avalanche Center during the winter of 2006 as a professional field observer.  He really enjoys being out in the mountains during big Sierra storm cycles doing snow science and observation work.  He is also a ski guide and a long time member of the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team.  Ski mountaineering has taken him on many ski adventures on 4 continents.  He is a certified ski mountaineering guide with the American Mountain Guides Association.  Steve lives in Truckee with his wife and daughter.



Travis Feist
Professional Observer

Travis grew up nordic skiing in the Adirondacks, and moved to Colorado at the age of 17 to explore bigger mountains. There, he learned to snowboard by hiking for turns at roadside backcountry hotspots like St. Mary's Glacier and Berthoud Pass. Travis began working in the ski industry as a guide at Royal Gorge's Wilderness Lodge (R.I.P.), where he developed his passion for skiing the Sierra backcountry. Travis has since worked as a pro patroller at Monarch Pass, Squaw Valley, and Heavenly. He now divides his time between observing for SAC and teaching classes at Lake Tahoe Community College and Sierra Nevada College