Jacob Urban

Jacob Urban

Teton Snow Geek

Over the last 23 years my experience in the outdoor industry has spanned the roles of undergraduate professor, mountain guide, program director, instructor trainer, corporate trainer, SAR trainer, television personality / host and business owner. Currently, I own and operate Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute, Inc. An educational think tank devoted to developing and delivering curriculum in the areas of avalanche education and pre-hospital emergency medical training in the urban and wilderness environments. View Full Bio

Click Here to learn more about my work with Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute.

Jake keeps track of his adventures with Mountain Hub. Click Here to find out how you can too.


Jake does more with Nikwax.
Click Here so you can too.


Flylow keeps Jake warm, dry, comfortable and looking good. Click Here to check out all their styles.


Faststik keeps Jake’s skis gliding along effortlessly…find out how here…

November 25, 2018 – Snowpack Update

November 25, 2018 – Snowpack Update

I think the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center said it best, "In these conditions expert snowpack stability skills may not suffice. The answer is smart terrain choices. Stick to green light terrain." When you have natural activity, remote triggers, whoomphing and positive...

read more
The Realities of the Backcountry

The Realities of the Backcountry

- As the snow begins to pile up in the mountains 🏔 I humbly remind myself that the average depth of an avalanche burial is 1.2m (represented in the photo) and 50% of those fully buried victims result in a fatality.- - -Those are good odds if your gambling with money...

read more