Highlands Ridge

Stan Prichard

American Mountain Guide - Single Pitch InstructorAMGA SPI

Stan Prichard


Stan is a river and mountain guide based between Carbondale, CO and Silverton, CO. His love for the mountains and rivers began at a young age, while skiing, climbing and, paddling with his older brother. He moved to Durango in 1998 and earned a degree in English from Fort Lewis College, as well as, beginning his professional guiding carrier. He started working as a river guide, ski patroller and mountain guide while developing his own hut-based backcountry guide service which he owned and operated for 13 years. Since then, Stan has guided paddling, skiing, and climbing all over the world. A constant learner, Stan is active with avalanche education, the ACA, and the AMGA. When he’s not in the mountains or on the river, he’s probably producing an action sports event or building a chairlift. Stan can also be found in the garden with his wife, Cat and there dogs Chauncey and Niño.

Stan Prichard headshot


  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor