Meet the team

Get to know the members of our team!

Beat Steiner

Co-Owner and CEO

"It's all about the skiing" says Beat Steiner. He has been actively involved in the ski industry since 1983. First as a ski model, then a ski cinematographer and now co-owner of Bella Coola Heli Sports....

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Pamela Lenci

General Manager

“Growing up in Bella Coola sort of ruins you”, as Pamela would say, “there is no place you feel more free, and no place more beautiful”; after 6-years of living in Jackson Hole, that’s saying something......

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John Furneaux

Director of Mountain Operations

John has guided three expeditions to Mount Everest with two summits. However, the breadth and depth of his other adventures extends far beyond Everest. John has guided expeditions in places such as Alaska, the Yukon, Tibet, Pakistan, Russia, Baffin Island, Africa, Patagonia ....

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"Woody" Tribe

Head Guide - Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

Like many of us at Bella Coola Heli Sports, Woody started his ski industry "career" as a professional ski bum, having worked for many years in some of the world's best ski areas such as Chamonix....

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Jan Neuspiel

Head Guide - Pantheon Heli Ranch

Jan's guiding career has spanned over 25 years and just about that many mountain ranges. Most of this time has been spent working and living in the Himalaya; guiding, climbing and trekking in Nepal (he speaks fluent Nepali) and running a helicopter skiing operation in India...

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Steve Whittall

Head Guide - Eagle Lodge

Steve grew up in Eastern Canada, but after seeing the mountains for the first time at age 12, he knew right away he was moving west. Landing in Whistler in the late 1980s, Steve started his guiding career over thirty years ago…

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Tristen Rasmussen

Assistant Head Guide - Eagle Lodge

Tristen has worked as a guide throughout western Canada for professional organizations such as.....

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Richard Lapointe

Chief Heliski Pilot & Base Manager

Richard is recognized by the industry as one of the best film pilots in the world. He has worked with Warren Miller, Seth Morrison and the late Shane McConkey. It was on his first shoot that he met Swede....

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Christoph Gisler

Host & Owner - Terra Nostra Guest Ranch

Originally from Switzerland, Christoph is a qualified ski and telemark instructor. With Terra Nostra Guest Ranch his lifelong dream has come true and all of his different qualities enable him to bring out the very best of Terra Nostra Guest Ranch....

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Tina Bak

Co-Owner & Lodge Manager - Eagle Lodge

Guests love Tina! She is co-owner of Eagle Lodge and runs the non-skiing side of the program. Guests often re-book Eagle Lodge because Tina makes them feel like they are coming home.....

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Kate Evans

Reservations Manager

Kate grew up by the beautiful sunny beaches of Perth, Western Australia, about as far away from the snow and mountains as you could possibly be......

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Ben Duthie

Sales Manager

Growing up in the small winter town of Elkford, tucked away in British Columbia’s East Kootenay region of the South Rocky Mountains......

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Ally Lagana

Reservations and Guest Services Coordinator

Ally coordinated week-long 4WD and motorbike touring events all over Australia.......

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Sydney Gee

Office Manager

Sydney grew up in the town of Peterborough, Ontario. She was lucky to live.......

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Christian Begin


A household name for anyone keen on ski & mountain bike films, Christian has been professionally involved in the ski industry for over 25 years. His passion for skiing and the mountain....

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Peter “Swede” Mattsson

Founder - retired

Swede is a character of some renown in the skiing business, and was one of the driving force behind Bella Coola Heli Sports. He started his professional career in the hospitality industry....

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