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Paying It Forward

Lynne Wolfe, 57, began teaching people about avalanches when Ronald Reagan was president and most backcountry users were on skinny skis. Originally from Nashville, she moved to Jackson Hole in 1981 but didn’t know how to ski. Captivated by the mountains, she bought some used gear and taught herself how to ski (with the help of a few mentors), eventually landing a job guiding and teaching snow-safety courses for Jackson, a quarterly snow-safety journal devoted to improving the knowledge and skills of its readers.

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