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Zahan Billimoria's Ambassador Profile

Zahan Billimoria
Skiing Ambassador


Geneva, Switzerland


Jackson, Wyoming
Zahan has spent his life searching for winter’s magic moments, where steep mountains, deep snow and quiet wilderness are all part of the experience. His passion for human-powered ski exploration has taken him around the globe, and his professional guiding career includes work with Exum Mountain Guides and Teton Gravity Research to lead remote first descents and teach freeride athletes high-level avalanche and technical skills. Zahan also owns and operates Samsara Mountain Training, which specializes in skiing and climbing exploration of the world’s greatest alpine playgrounds.

As a dedicated climber, Zahan embraces long free routes as readily as hard redpoints and sees the intense “in-the-moment” focus of climbing as a perfect complement to the all-day efforts of big-mountain skiing.

Career Highlights

  • Multiple ski descents of the Grand Teton, including two descents of the Otter Body route
  • Multiple first descents in the Teton Range, WY
  • First descent of the northeast face of Mount Sampson, Coast Range, BC
  • Lead guide for Teton Gravity Research
  • Lead guide for Exum Mountain Guides
  • Owner of Samsara Mountain Training, a one-on-one training program for mountain athletes
  • 10 hours, 39 minutes ski enchainment of the Grand, Middle and South Tetons
  • Ascent of Rainbow Wall (V 5.12-), Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, NV and Bean’s Shining Wall of Storms (V 5.12-) on the Grand Teton, Grand Teton National Park, WY
  • Completed free climbs up to 5.13-
  • Passion for the human-powered experience
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