Bruce Saxman

Bruce Saxman


Bruce brings over two decades of experience in the Outdoor Recreation and Leadership industries occupying both administration and educational roles. He was the Director of Adventure Programs for 10 years at the renowned Green Mountain College in Vermont as well as the Director of the University of Wisconsin – Stout Outdoor Adventure Program. 

Today he splits his time between Durango and Idaho. In Durango, Bruce is a ski instructor at Purgatory Resort, a raft guide for one of Durango’s local rafting companies, and avalanche instructor with San Juan Expeditions. Bruce is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Recreation, Sport and Tourism Management with the University of Idaho; College of Health and Human Performance.

San Juan Expeditions Guide Bruce Saxman headshot


  • AMGA Apprentice Ski Guide
  • AIARE Course Leader
  • Wilderness First Responder