A Boston native, chef and heli-skiing guide Dan Janjigian graduated from the University of Vermont, where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. While in the Green Mountain State, Dan honed his snowboarding passion. After graduation, his love for exploring and living in the mountains brought him to Jackson, Wyoming, where he now works as a chef and guide. Through the years, Dan has achieved American Avalanche Institute Level III certification and become a Wilderness First Responder. Every spring, he heads north to Valdez, Alaska, where he fuses his culinary and alpine passions at the Alaska Rendezvous Heli-Skiing Lodge. Dan has become a master at cooking in the backcountry and carries a Jetboil in his pack because they are reliable, compact and efficient.