MEET YOUR GUIDE – ED CHAUNER

Ed Chauner is an experienced cyclist and World Wide Trekking guide who has traveled to over 40 countries, trekked in the Spanish Pyrenees, Austrian Alps, and Italian Dolomites, and summited Kilimanjaro multiple times. He has over 30 years of experience road racing and mountain bike racing. Since 2013, he has worked with Wasatch Adaptive Sports helping veterans, stroke survivors, and those with spinal cord injuries learn to ride mountain bikes and hand cycles. He also started the first Mountain Bike Instructional Clinic in the US at Snowbird in 1990, and co-authored the instructional cycling book: Mountain Bike Techniques.

Among his list of cycling accomplishments are:

  • Utah State Masters Road Bike Hill Climb Champion.  2016
  • Raced on the U.S. Team in the Vet category in the 1993 World Mountain Bike Championships in Metabief, France.
  • Raced on the U.S. Team in the Vet category the 1994 World Mountain Bike Championships in Vail, CO.
  • 8thplace in the US National Masters Road Race in Park City.  2006
  • 1stplace in the Mt. Ogden 100k mountain bike race, Masters Category. 2011
  • Utah, California and Nevada State Masters Road Bike Hill Climb Champion. 2010
  • 1stplace in the Everest Challenge Road Race, Masters Category. 2012

In addition to his impressive cycling resume, Ed has also taught skiing at Snowbird for three decades and is the most requested private instructor at the resort. He is the only instructor who also serves on ski patrol. He is certified by American Avalanche Association and in Outdoor Emergency Care; he also is a Wilderness First Responder.