Meet the team
Get to know the members of our team!
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....
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....
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....
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...
Director Sales & Marketing
Tim could be referred to as a “professional ski bum” who is thrilled that he has managed to turn his passion for powder into a career. He has worked in ski resorts in British Columbia, Alberta, Colorado, Utah, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand. Over one nine-year stretch, Tim managed to ....
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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....
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…
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....
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 ....
Assistant Head Guide - Eagle Lodge
Tristen has worked as a guide throughout western Canada for professional organizations such as.....
Assistant Head Guide - Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
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Head Guide - Pantheon Heli Ranch
Bio to come
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....
Nicole was born and raised just south of Vienna, Austria. Growing up in a family that enjoyed winter holidays, she......
Growing up in the small winter town of Elkford, tucked away in British Columbia’s East Kootenay region of the South Rocky Mountains......
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......
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.....
Dr. Renata Lewis
Is there anything Dr. Lewis can't do? She's an Emergency and Rural/Remote Physician, Search and Rescue technician and helicopter medevac and HETS pre-hospital doctor.....she's even flown small airplanes, become a river guide, competed in international ski races, given standing ovation speeches to raise over half a million dollars for various charities, and has sung on stage at major rock concerts with well known stars and musicians (although she is adamant she can’t actually sing). Ironically, she likes ....
Director of Lodge Operations and Development
Pamela is our Director of Lodge Operations and Development and a born-and-bred Bella Coola local! Pamela has a huge amount of experience in the heli-skiing and tourism industries....