John Hankla
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About your guide:

I'm proud to call this mountain my home. Year round, my wife and dog and I live here in the Zephyr Mountain Lodge at the resort base. Winter Park ski area is literally right out our back door and it's where we spend all of our best days. Even when the snow thaws, I'm out in 'the back yard' exploring terrain on foot and looking for new spots to have an adventure.


Snowboard style:

Most locals will say they know the mountain like the back of their hand, but one thing I love about this place is its potenital to suprise you. Within the 3,000+ acres of this ski area, there are infinite opportuinities for discovery and countless new lines to ride. In the decade and a half since I made my way to Winter Park from the San Juan Mountains, I've been all over this place. Even with hundreds of days on the hill each season, I'm still finding new places to shred here and new ways to have an adventure.


Why snowboard with John:

Come explore with me and let me show you the best that Winter Park has to offer.  If you are looking for me on the mountain, I might be anywhere. I love making fresh tracks in the Cirque's untouched terrain, romping through the forest to find the pefect tree line at Mary Jane, or cruising the corduroy on the Winter Park side and taking in the views of my favorite mountains on the planet. 

Eric K.

If you want to see what all Winter Park has to offer John Hankla is absolutely amazing at doing so. He goes above and beyond for everyone and ensures you have an amazing time and and you get exactly what you’re looking for in an adventure. He is all around an awesome guy and I will definitely book another guide with him. As a bonus you can skip the line if you book a guide!! Thanks a million John, till next time🤙🏼.

January 14, 2020
Therese C.

John was so so wonderful and kind! My 17-year-old son wanted to snowboard and we were new to Winter Park so I thouhh go t a guide was a good idea since my other son and I don’t snowboard. John was so friendly and kind and going out with him helped avoid crowds and lift lines. He really knew the ins and outs and helped my son make the best of his time. He also sent us to a great snowboard rental shop and again saved us time & hassle. What a nice man. He also took awesome pics! We are so happy to have met John and to have him as our guide. First rate! Thank you, John! Happy new year to you and your family!

January 03, 2020
John H.

First tracks, powder day. Wow, what an experience. Truth of it though, it could have been last tracks on rocks and John would have made it a blast. Luckily we got the best of both worlds, perfect conditions, perfect guide. I'm a boarder, my wife is a relatively new skier and he was able to find us both great lines and put us in the best spots. Progression all day. Couldn't recommend any higher. -Charlie D

January 02, 2020
Logan A.

John was an AMAZING guide ! He snowboarded with our 16 year old son for 2 full days and our son had a blast! Not only is John super friendly and so knowledgeable of Winter Park trails, he took action video and pictures of our son that are just priceless. John also was so flexible about meeting places because we were so new to the park . We can’t say enough great things about John Hankla !

December 30, 2019
Casey P.

What an amazing experience. I haven’t gone night skiing since I was 23 in California. Not only is John an ABSOLUTE BLAST to ski/board with, he’s so knowledgable about the area and the terrain. He also places safety at the top of his list, making sure everyone is comfortable and aware of what they’re doing (without sacrificing FUN). Whether you’re skiing at night or want to hit the powder before anyone else is allowed, make sure to go out with John. It is obvious that is main goal is to show all his guests an amazing time on the slopes!!! Thanks John!!!

December 30, 2019
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