Jamie Yount is a Boulder, Colorado–based meteorologist. He’s always had a passion for matching his outdoor adventures with the most perfect possible conditions, which inspired his love for weather forecasting. He has a degree in mountain meteorology from the University of Utah and previously worked as an avalanche forecaster in Jackson Hole for the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Now, he’s the winter operations manager for the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Yount uses his passion for weather to plan epic adventures with perfect conditions. He once skied the Grand Teton, in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park, on a perfectly calm, blue-sky powder day—one of his most impressive adventure forecasting achievements. When he’s not teaching weather forecasting and avalanche courses, he enjoys hiking, kayaking, climbing, backpacking, and skiing around the West.