Karen Sangster
"Going to the Mountains is Going Home" John Muir
Powder Finder
Casual Cruising
Family Friendly


About your guide:

What is a perfect day at Winter Park?  It might start with a cruiser down fresh corduroy, a bump run with a perfect line, knee deep powder through the trees, or for that matter knee deep powder anywhere.  It might be a sunny day with the perfect blue sky famous in the high country or a snowy day with giant snowflakes quietly falling. I can show you the best places to go to experience the conditions one might find on any given day.  

As your guide I will take you to see all aspects of this place I consider my home mountain. I've seen it change a lot over the years, from "high speed" T-Bars with a few runs, the expansion of the Olympia Lift bringing fun intermediate, family, friendly runs, to the opening of Mary Jane with its varied terrain and memorable bump runs.  Now with the Gondola and new Sunnyside lift we can find the perfect day for your adventure.


Ski style:

I will to tailor your day to meet your desires and needs.  I love skiing with families of all ages.  I know the secret stashes of powder, the mini tree runs the little ones adore to do over and over. I can take you through the trees at Eagle Wind, guide you down the best bump runs on the mountain, or take you to the smooth cruisers, whether they be steep or gentle.


Why ski with Karen:

I can show the older skier how to make a perfect day. I regularly ski with a group of older women that have the attitude; you are never too old. One of my strengths is the ability to adapt to skiers or riders needs and limits. I can make it a challenging high speed day or a relaxing, get out in the mountains kind of day. If you want a guide to show you the best way to get around the whole the 7 Territories I can do that, too.

Après, you say? Whether it be a warm mug of cocoa or a tangy margarita, let me know I will show you the way to end that perfect day.


Sunita S.

Karen had 3 ten-year old kids on a day of adventure! She was so thoughtful and prepared for the day which made the kids (and parents) feel at ease. She was able to plan out a day for the kids that was challenging and fun. The kids came back and talked non-stop about all the fun runs they did that day! They were able to go on harder runs and trails that the kids had not been on before. I asked the kids if they would go with Karen again and they said yes!

February 18, 2020
Rebecca S.

I thought my skiing days were over as it’s been 7 years and I was truly intimidated. From the first minutes of meeting Karen I knew I was in good hands. She took me around the beautiful mountain at just the right pace and on the best trails for me in the exact order and progression! I felt so enthusiastic and confident with each run. When our tour ended I knew I was on my way to a great rest of my day! The ability to ‘diagnose “ a skiers comfort level and execute a plan based on that in a mere first minutes of skiing is truly a gift. Thanks so much Karen this program has given me my “ski legs” back at the age of 55!! I feel great about the future visits to Wibter Park I will make and will tour with her again as I’m sure she will take me to where I need to go with my new found confidence !!

March 03, 2019
Sarah K.

We enjoyed our time with Karen, so much!! We had not skied in years and weren’t sure our ability. But, after Karen skied with us for a little bit she knew we could go to the top of the mountain. I’m so glad we had Karen to help guide us there and show us all the great things that Winter Park had to offer. We will definitely look Karen up when we come back. If you aren’t sure if a guide is for you, do it. You won’t be disappointed. Thanks Karen!!

February 19, 2019
Kathy K.

I had a great morning with Karen. It was a busy Saturday at Winter Park. I was able to enjoy the fresh powder without waiting in line. She was knowledgeable about the mountain and was a great companion. Skiing with her helped build my confidence. I learned more about the runs at Winter Park and this enhanced the rest of my skiing days. Kathy K.

January 17, 2019
Cheryl B.

I spent the whole day with Karen and had a terrific time. Karen knew Winter Park very well. She lead me to wonderful and diverse terrain and knew where the snow would be great.

February 27, 2019
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