Pat McDermott

Location Jackson, Wy

Role Guide

Years Guiding 4

About Pat McDermott

Pat first started skiing in 1982 on a small ski hill in Connecticut called Mount Southington. He later moved to Vermont to attend college, where he received a degree in recreation resource and also worked as a ski patroller at Burke Mt.  Ready to take a step towards bigger mountains, Pat moved to Jackson in 2000, which has allowed him to ski powder all over the Teton’s every year since.  Pat began winter guiding for JHMG in 2013.


  • - AMGA Ski Guide Course
  • - AIARE Level 3 Avalanche
  • - AIARE Avalanche Instructor Course
  • - Wilderness First Responder


  • I just wanted to let you know what an inspired and safe experience your guide, Patrick McDermott, provided for our group.  In our group, we had 2 skiers who had never been out skiing in the backcountry.  One of them hadn’t even skied in over 6 years.  Patrick knew exactly how to handle the more challenging moments of the climb up and provided encouragement for all of us.  His demeanor couldn’t have been better and his instincts and knowledge of the park were impeccable.  The beauty and serenity of climbing and skiing in Teton National Park is truly a one of a kind experience and left all of us wanting more.  I cannot recommend Jackson Hole Mountain guides more and encourage everyone to take advantage of this exceptional experience.  It was a gift for us all and did wonders for the soul.

    — Alexis Dittmer
  • I just wanted to say again that this trip was really the best I’ve ever been on. Pat and Nate were the perfect combination of encouraging, helpful, knowledgeable, and just really nice.

    — Paige Andre-Hudson
  • The JHMG team provided a top-shelf experience for our custom backcountry ski adventure. The guides reached out to provide a helpful introduction and trip planning assistance. Our guide Pat quickly discerned the different skill and strength levels of our group members, and then tailored our adventure to accommodate each team member. Pat remained level headed and patient in the face of challenges and helped instill confidence in our team. We had a fantastic experience with Pat and JHMG, and hope to join for another adventure.

    — Nathan Hertzog
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