Carol Viau | Tour Guide

Carol ViauAlthough Carol was born in Japan to a military family, by the time she entered school she was already living in her third country. This may have planted the seed for her love of travel.

Carol chose Jackson as her new base and initially moved here the day after graduating high school to work in Grand Teton National Park. She then starting splitting her time between Alaska and Jackson for summers and winter, while going to university spring and fall seasons.  Her friends finally convinced her to try Jackson year-round and she’s been mostly here since (temporarily relocating to the French Alps twice and Canada). Jackson has truly been her home for much of her adult life.

Carol has worked as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, a volunteer climbing ranger on Denali, a travel agent, an EMT on an ambulance, a ski patroller, ski instructor, ski guide, backpacking guide, and as a wildlife tour guide.

She is also a long-time volunteer on Teton County Search and Rescue. In the summer she can be found rock climbing, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, or occasionally backpacking.