Hometown: North Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
Currently resides: Jackson Hole, WY, USA
Guides For: EXUM, Alpenglow Expeditions
Current sponsors: Jones Snowboards, Stio, Arva
Bindings: Arc ST Pro, Dyno DH


Iris Lazzareschi or ‘Lazz’ was born and raised in North Lake Tahoe, CA, where she naturally took to the mountains and outdoors. She grew up skiing then started snowboarding at age 12. When there wasn’t fresh snow, Iris could be found making laps in the park where she eventually progressed to competing professionally in rail jams and slope style events. As Iris tired on the park competition scene, she began riding the entire mountain, in every condition, and competing in big-mountain events. After a couple of years on the Freeride World Tour (FWT), tough snow conditions in California forced Iris to go on the hunt for new mountains – looking for good snow and good backcountry access – she landed in the Jackson Hole area.

Q & A

How long have you been guiding?

I've been guiding for 6 seasons. 


Who has most influenced you as a guide and how?

Jamie Weeks with all his realism of what guiding really is... Having your client feel like a rockstar and coming home at the end of the day.

What certifications do you have?

WFR/CPR, Avy 1, Avy 2, Avy Pro 1, Avy Pro 2, AMGA Ski Guide Course, AMGA Advanced Ski Guide Course.


What are you most excited about for the 23/24 season?

Alaska trip with a group of amazing ripping girlfriends, exploring a new zone! Always excited to get feeling good going uphill, new friends, new clients, and can't wait to go back to some fun spots I found last year!


Why ride Spark R&D gear?

It's simple and it works, day in and day out for people that are out there more than just a few days a year.