Some of the most experienced in the industry
All our guides are professionals with a lifelong dedication to their profession and are certified by the ACMG / IFMGA (Canadian and International Association of Mountain Guides) and/or the Canadian Ski Guides Association (CSGA). In addition to this, the guides all have years of experience specifically related to heliskiing, as well as outgoing and supportive personalities.
Our Director of Guiding Operations, John Furneaux, has over 20 years of guide experience all around Canada, the Arctic, the Himalayas and Africa, including several expeditions to Mount Everest. His prime responsibility is the safety of clients and staff.
His experience climbing begins as early as 16 when he moved to Squamish to pursue his enthusiasm for adventure and become an ACMG/IFMGA certified guide. In the field his experience and safety training projects his passion allows him to guide clients to some truly wild places.
We encourage all our guides to continuously upgrade their professional skills and host a yearly “Guides Training” program at the start of our ski season.
While in the field, all guides carry radios and are in constant communication with other guides, the helicopter, the lodge and radio dispatch. Most of our guides have families and have as much interest in getting back to them at the end of the day as the rest of us. In short, they are not going to take unnecessary risks. They are out there every day and want to keep skiing for many years to come.
To learn more about our senior guide team, have a read of their bios on the Meet the Team page.