SKI GUIDING & FIRST AID


The Canadian Ski Guiding Association Level 1 training is designed as an introduction to the mechanized backcountry ski industry, this course focuses on skills necessary to travel safely through the mountain environment, including: terrain assessment, navigation, hazard analysis and mountain sense, incorporating judgement and decision making.

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  • Whistler, BC
  • December 5-15, 2017

The Canadian Ski Guiding Association Summer Glacier Skills course includes glacier travel, use of crampons and ice axe while travelling on snow and ice, rope techniques, protection, rescue techniques, navigation, route selection, trip preparation and mountaineering ethics.

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  • Blue River, BC
  • September 10-16, 2017

Canadian Avalanche Association Operations Level 1 is the first professional level training course and is a prerequisite to other industry training programs; including ski guiding. This 7-8 day technical training course is comprised of approximately 40% theory and classroom work, and 60% practical application and field work. 

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  • Monashee Powder Snowcats, BC
  • December 2010 (achieved 95% )

EMR is a 120 hour in class structured to train students to work as members of the EMS community. Topic areas are first presented by examining the theory related to a particular condition followed by the practical aspect of emergency care and a final written exam and practical testing.

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  • Alberta Health and Safety Training Institute 
  • October - December 2011 (achieved 95%)
  • Recertified December 2014 (achieved 95%)
  • Recertified November 2017 (achieved 93%)

The Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance level 1 course is a 3-day introduction to ski teaching, technique and methodology, and the role of teaching within the ski industry. It combines the basics of practical ski teaching methods, technical understanding and development of guest service skills, specifically addressing children's skiing. 

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  • Canada Olympic Park, Calgary AB
  • November 2009

The Canadian Ski Coaches Federation level 1 course covers the basics for coaching U12. Coaches achieve the minimum certification required to coach in Canada in a club or ski school ski racing program.

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  • Canada Olympic Park, Calgary AB
  • December 2009

The Ontario Track 3 Ski Association provides training in the adaptive skiing technique, adaptive equipment and cognitive support designed for youth with disabilities. The goal is to change lives by enabling students with the same opportunities and experiences available to other children within their schools, families and communities.

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  • Boler Mountain, London ON
  • Winter 2004-2006

SKI GUIDING PRACTICUMS


Hut to hut ski mountaineering with focus on skiing over traversing from one area to another. There are many high peaks and long ski runs through glaciated terrain. 

  • April 7-17, 2015
  • lead and shared lead roles
  • Supervisor: Larry Dolecki

Eagle Pass Heliskiing's talented and experienced guides take you up, up and beyond the usual well-tracked terrain, into an unspoiled and endless ski-paradise. Unlimited Vertical. Small Groups. BIG Difference.

  • Mar. 15 - 21, 2015
  • tail guiding practicum
  • Supervisor: Eric Chevalier & Scott Newsome

Big mountains, deep snow and long runs are what Icefall is known for. Icefall Lodge is situated in a rugged corner of the Rockies 70 km north of Golden BC with access only possible by helicopter. From big mountains with huge vertical relief to glaciers, seracs and icefalls to powder, trees and bowls, Icefall Lodge has it all.

  • Jan. 30 - Feb. 14, 2015
  • lead and shared lead roles
  • Supervisor: Larry Dolecki & Pierre Hungr

Monashee Powder Snowcats is located on the leading edge of the Monashee Mountain range, about 30 kms southwest of Revelstoke, an area unsurpassed for its  quantity and quality of snow guarantees you fresh tracks every run on our five alpine ridges, spectacular natural glades and fantastic open tree skiing. The 17,000 acres of some of the most exciting terrain in the industry.

  • Fulltime tailguide/cat driver (70+ days) - 2012-13 season
  • Tailguiding Practicum - Feb. 5-12, 2012
  • Supervisor: Karl Klassen & Ken Bibby

Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 is a beginner level course for the recreationist. AST1 is a minimum of two days with both classroom and field components. The course offers a brief introduction to avalanche formation and release, basic identification of avalanche terrain, trip planning, avalanche forecasts and resources and companion rescue. 

  • Assistant Instructor
  • December 7-9, 2012
  • Supervisor: Larry Kelly