Carl Skustad

June 09, 2017

Carl Skustad

    

Growing up skiing and biking the farm hills of Southern MN, Carl had the passion to explore and seek adventure at an early age.  After graduating with a degree in Urban and Recreational Forestry from the University of WI, Stevens Point  he moved to Alaska to start a career with the US Forest Service.  Working as a boat captain, recreation planner, avalanche forecaster on the Chugach National Forest gave Carl a great platform for new exploration.  Carl soon became an active ice climber, ski mountaineer and founding Director of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center in Girdwood, AK.  Ski mountaineering in AK gave way to ultra skiing and running in Northern MN upon moving to his current position as a US Forest Service Wilderness Manager in Ely, MN.  He is an active ultra trail runner and skier.  Races completed include the Arrowhead 135, Superior 100,  Kettle Morain 100, Zumbro 100, and the Black Hills 100.  Besides racing, Carl enjoys skiing, canoeing, camping, running with his family and friends, and helping others discover and enjoy the outdoors in the Northwoods.