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Our Guides

Our guides are members of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) and/or the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA). These men and women are committed to giving you the powder experience of a lifetime. Many of our guides work around the world doing what they love to do - guiding people in the mountains. They have received specialty training in avalanche forecasting, terrain evaluation, rescue and emergency medical techniques.


Eriks Suchovs General Manager/Lead Guide

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With STHS for 32 years.

Hometown: Revelstoke, BC

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? Providing guests with a remarkable experience and working with employees who enjoy what they're doing!

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? 30+ years in and around Revelstoke mostly

Tell us about yourself! Happily married for 20+ years with 2 kids, Andreas who is 17 and working part time at STHS and Chloe who is 15

What's your favourite run at STHS? Tangiers Glacier (Selkirks north)

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? Have a business degree and am originally from Latvia


Jeff Honig Lead Guide/Operations Manager

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With STHS for 17 years.

Hometown: Ottawa, ON

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? Apres ski jubejubes!

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? 15+ years guiding around Revelstoke and Western Canada

Describe your guiding experience: I've got a diverse guiding background including ski touring, rock and ice climbing, and mountaineering. I've fortunate to work in lots of interesting places in Western Canada, the USA, and the European Alps.

Tell us about yourself! I have a 7 year old girl named Sienna, and a 5 year old girl named Lilla. They are keen skiers!

What's your favourite run at STHS? Mt. McDonnell (Selkirk South)

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? I really enjoyed the TV show 'Sons of Anarchy' and I'm sad that it's over now.


Darek Glowacki Lead Guide

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With STHS for 10 years.

Hometown: Bielsko-Biala, Poland

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? Incredible ski terrain and working with great friends!

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? Canadian trained IFMGA Mountain Guide

Describe your guiding experience: Mountaineer and rock climbing guiding in the summer, heliski guiding in the winter

Tell us about yourself! 1 great, beautiful, tolerant wife + 2 super funny kids who look like me. What more could you ask for!

What's your favourite run at STHS? Gotta be Double Trouble (Selkirks south)

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? Come ski with me and find out…


Alex Nadeau Lead Guide

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With STHS for 11 years.

Hometown: Montreal, QC

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? The skiing and the team!

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? 12 years of guiding, mostly around Revelstoke, BC.

Describe your guiding experience: 3 years of catski guiding prior to working for STHS, and I usually do some ski-tour guiding each year also.

Tell us about yourself! I have a beautiful partner, Mireille, who works for STHS also, and our 2yr old son Maurice. He doesn't ski yet but he's a great hockey player!

What's your favourite run at STHS? Alex, of course!


Andre Normandeau Lead Guide

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With STHS for 31 years.

Hometown: Golden, BC (via Quebec!)

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? The skiing and the staff interaction

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? Mainly in the Canadian Rockies and Selkirks

Describe your guiding experience: Helped pioneer and develop the Selkirk Lodge and terrain around the Albert Canyon area

Tell us about yourself! I work carpentry and love riding my bike on backcountry roads in the summer. I am religious about playing disc golf every Thursday. Tammy my wife works as a school bus (cheese wagon) driver and we enjoy hiking with our dog Lexus on the single track biking trails near our home

What's your favourite run at STHS? Tangiers Glacier always excites me! (Selkirks north)

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? I love being chased down my favourite ski lines at STHS


Dave Scott Lead Guide

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With STHS for 9 years.

Hometown: Innisfail, Alberta

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? The people I work with (for real!) and the mind blowing ski terrain

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? This is my 22nd season as a heliski guide. Worked with CMH for 14 years prior to joining STHS.

Describe your guiding experience: Varied! Includes ski touring and summer alpine & rock guiding. I've spent my entire heliski guiding career in the West Columbia near Revelstoke!

Tell us about yourself! My partner Julie, 2 teenage daughters Rebecca and Mia, plus our Schnoodle dog Milou have been in Revelstoke a long, long time

What's your favourite run at STHS? Outsulation (Selkirks south)

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? I have been accused of loving powder skiing more than anyone! People make fun of me because I always have the best day ever!


Dave Sproule Lead Guide

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With STHS for 11 years.

Hometown: Revelstoke via North Vancouver, BC

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? Amazing team and endless terrain with so much variety

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? Guiding for 14 years. Trained in the mountains of Western Canada and the US

Describe your guiding experience: Started out ski touring, cat skiing and heliskiing at various operations in BC before finally finding the place where I wanted to settle into (STHS). I spent a season heliskiing and ski touring in MT Cook, New Zealand. I do some instructional rope courses in the Spring,

Tell us about yourself! My wife and I have been together for 18 years and have two amazing clones, 10 and 8 years old who are into everything! We also have a new puppy and an old cat. Oh and a resident black bear who loves to eat our garden!

What's your favourite run at STHS? Tree run - Magicline. High alpine - Southern Justice

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? I like to have FUN! I also enjoy skiing runs that I've personally gladed as part of our off-season tenure maintenance, or new unskied runs that still exist in our very large tenure.


Sylvain Hebert Lead Guide

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With STHS for 19 years.

Hometown: Revelstoke, BC

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? Being at my home every night!

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? 26 years. Trained while working with the avalanche control team at Rogers Pass.

Describe your guiding experience: Polyvalent. A mix of heli, cat, ski touring, teaching avalanche and guides courses as well as industrial avalanche work for highways, mines and railroads.

What's your favourite run at STHS? Mind Boggler (Selkirks North)


Pierre Gagnon Ski Guide/Lead Guide in Training

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With STHS for 10 years.

Hometown: Revelstoke, BC

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? Heliskiing in one of the best tenured areas in the world

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? Guiding since 2005. Trained all over BC and Alberta and well as Europe and South America

Describe your guiding experience: 10 yrs Heli skiing. Ski touring guiding in South America during 4 seasons. Many ski touring weeks guiding in BC’s great backcountry lodges

Tell us about yourself! Wife Elodie, son Gael (7 yrs old) and daughter Fae (4 yr old). Dog Cimba

What's your favourite run at STHS? Too many to have a favourite. Tangiers glacier is spectacular. 1800m from Alpine peak to old growth forest in valley bottom. Outsulation, amazing tree skiing …

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? I learned skiing on a 300m vertical ski hill!


Quinn Castillo Ski Guide/Lead Guide in Training

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With STHS for 8 years.

Hometown: Salmon Arm, BC

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? Great staff, great guests, great skiing!

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? Guide training done mostly around Yamnuska, Sol Mountain, Purcell Lodge, Robson Heli Magic

Describe your guiding experience: Have been working as a guide for 11 years

Tell us about yourself! Living in Revelstoke with my wife Jody and our kids Wyatt and Maelle

What's your favourite run at STHS? Serac (Selkirks South). Nice scenery, never lets you down.

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? I like kite surfing, mountain biking and travelling. Plus I have a physics degree


Cecelia Mortenson Ski Guide

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With STHS for 6 years.

Hometown: Like a migratory bird, depends on the season! Winter: Revelstoke Summer: Squamish

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? The fabulous people! From the great guides and team working in every corner of STHS to the fun guests who love to ski with us

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? I've been guiding in some capacity for 16 years. I did all my formal guide certifications in Canada - but learned to climb and ski in the Cascades of the PNW USA

Describe your guiding experience: I work year round as a guide: from climbing big mountains in Alaska, to going rock climbing perfect cracks in Squamish, working with Scientists in Antarctica to my favorite 'job' of all - Going heliskiing in the Selkirk Mountains.

Tell us about yourself! The love of my life is my 13 year old niece - who lives in Tokyo Japan and is a blast to go skiing with

What's your favourite run at STHS? My favorite commonly skied runs are Swiss Miss and Grizzly Den (Selkirks South). But the best run I've skied so far is Paradise - a georgous Glacier run down to valley bottom.

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? I absolutely love to do handstands


Simon Meis Ski Guide

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With STHS for 7 years.

Hometown: Canmore, AB

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? Working with people that love what they're doing. And the skiing.

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? 7 years and did training in Western Canada

Describe your guiding experience: Been a ski guide at Tangiers for 5 years but also have been working as a ski touring and ice climbing guide. In the summer I guide alpine and rock climbing.

Tell us about yourself! I live in Canmore with my girlfriend Jaime. We joke that she gave birth to her PhD and that was enough parenting for her.

What's your favourite run at STHS? Outsulation (Selkirk South)

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? When the snow melts my passion for skiing is replaced by an obssession with rock climbing. In shoulder seasons I like to travel to foreign climbing destinations, especially ones with good food and weather!


Kate Devine Ski Guide

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With STHS for 6 years.

Hometown: Revelstoke, BC

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? Going skiing and learning from a great team of guides!

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? 2 years guiding. Training done in Interior BC, the Rockies and the BC Coastal mountains

Describe your guiding experience: It's my 2nd season guiding and I am happy to be doing a mix of heliskiing and ski touring

Tell us about yourself! No kids but I have a 5 year old Husky mutt who loves to shred pow!

What's your favourite run at STHS? There are too many to pick one! I love steep trees on stormy days and long alpine runs in the sun.


Joey Vosburgh Ski Guide (Splitboard)

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With STHS for 5 years.

Hometown: Revelstoke, BC

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? Lots! If I have to pick, I'd say the size and diversity of the terrain. The team is amazing too!

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? I've been training and guiding for 5+ years mainly in the Revelstoke area. I'd call Roger's Pass and the Monashees my stomping grounds!

Describe your guiding experience: Learning from the crew here at STHS!

Tell us about yourself! I live in Revelstoke with my sweetie Danyelle and our 2 Blue Heelers Ben & Ella

What's your favourite run at STHS? Haven't rode them all yet but I'd put Oscar, Kodak (Selkirks south) and Hat Trick (Monashees) on my favourites list

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? I really like winter


Larry Kelly Apprentice Guide

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With STHS for 5 years.

Hometown: Revelstoke, BC

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? Great guiding team, always upbeat! Also, bacon in the morning every day.

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? Many years as a professional ski patroller in the Rockies, France, New Zealand and Revelstoke. Entered ACMG Ski Guide program 2012-13 season.

Describe your guiding experience: 4th Season as a Tail Guide with STHS & Revelstoke Mountain Resort Cat-Skiing

Tell us about yourself! Just welcomed “Skiin’ Cian” to the family March 30th, 2013, with my wife Christine.

What's your favourite run at STHS? Montana Chute, long and tons of fun features! (RMR Catskiing)

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? I am a huge NBA basketball fan, and had an article published on NBA.com during the summer of 2013


John Lutrell Ski Guide

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With STHS for 3 year.

Hometown: Revelstoke, BC

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? The great group of people I get to work with

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? I guided 18 seasons with CMH and 7 years before that heliskiing around Whistler, BC. I trained to be a guide mostly in the Rockies and around Lake Louise.

Describe your guiding experience: As an IFMGA certified guide I have worked in many heli-ski areas throughout British Columbia as well as guided climbing in many corners of the globe including the Alps.

Tell us about yourself! I love living in Revelstoke year around with my wife Lucie and teenage boys Theo and Simi

What's your favourite run at STHS? The next run I get the chance to ski

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? I am a confirmed treeskiing addict!


Tomoaki Fujimura Tail Guide/Japanese Translator

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With STHS for 4 years.

Hometown: Osaka, Japan

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? Meeting new people from all over the world and learning every day

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? Since 2005; Selkirk Wilderness Skiing, Powder Cowboy Catskiing, Fernie Wilderness Catskiing

Describe your guiding experience: I mainly hiking guide in summer and tour guide for Japanese clients in the Canadian Alps and Canadian Rockies

Tell us about yourself! I have a 4 year old son, Taiki

What's your favourite run at STHS? Tangiers Glacier (Selkirks north)

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? Working a combo of tail guide for STHS and 8th season ski patrol for RMR, I can share secret stash and many places at RMR. Come find me!! (The Ninja Traverse was one of my projects)


Igor Bernas Ski Guide

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With STHS for 4 years.

Hometown: Durango, Basque Country, Spain

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? Being able to share my passion about skiing with guests and guides... and for sure skiing amazing powder!

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? I've been training and guiding for 5 years mainly around Revelstoke. I usually train in Rogers Pass.

Describe your guiding experience: I’ve been guiding at different Backcountry lodges: Sol Mountain Lodge, Icefall Lodge and Snowfall lodge as well as some Cat Skiing lodges

Tell us about yourself! Originally from the Basque Country, I grew up surrounded by mountains and spent most of my free time climbing, hiking and skiing. After completed a degree in Electronic Engineer I came to Canada to travel, climb and live a new adventure, it’s been over 9 years since then!

What's your favourite run at STHS? Serac (Selkirks South)


Will Woods Tail Guide

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With STHS for 3 years.

Hometown: Calgary, AB

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? Helping people have awesome experiences out in the mountains

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? I am currently enrolled in the ACMG Ski Guide Training program

Describe your guiding experience: I have been Guiding hiking, backpacking and whitewater canoeing for the last 17 years all over Western Canada, including trips to Baffin Island and Australia. I am new(er) to Ski Guiding, but am enjoying the challenge of learning and growing professionally

Tell us about yourself! My wife, Allison, and I live in Golden, BC and get out adventuring in the mountains as often as possible.

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? I bake a mean cheesecake


Kenton Lambert Tail Guide

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With STHS for 3 years.

Hometown: Goderich, ON

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? The team, the snow, the terrain, and the guests. What more could you ask for?

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? Guiding for 2 years now, did most of my training in the beautiful Rocky Mountains at Marmot Basin doing avalanche control at the ski hill.

Describe your guiding experience: I enjoy a mix of mechanized skiing and ski tour guiding and all the guiding I've done so far has been in Alberta and British Columbia - because why go elsewhere when the best snow and terrain is here. I also teach some introductory avalanche courses.

Tell us about yourself! Not much else to know really, I love skiing in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. I have a pet lizard named Nemo who keeps me company at home.

What's your favourite run at STHS? I love the treeskiing on Badger or The Lumberyard, but there's just too many to choose from!

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? I once taught snowblading as an instructor in Ontario before moving west. If you've never tried snowblades they used to be the bomb!


Aaron Chance Tail Guide

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With STHS for 3 years.

Hometown: Chetwynd, BC

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? Outstanding terrain!

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? 2nd year of actual guiding; I did most of my training in the Rockies & Columbia mountain ranges

Describe your guiding experience: Tail guiding for STHS plus some ski touring practicum work

Tell us about yourself! I have an amazing 14 month old daughter named Lilli!

What's your favourite run at STHS? Tangiers (Selkirks North)

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? I have work a red jacket for work before… as a professional ski patroller!


Bianca Willard Apprentice Guide

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With STHS for 3 years.

Hometown: St-Maurice, QC

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? Skiing sweet powdery lines... and the team!

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? Having lived for a long time in Golden now more recently in Revelstoke, I did most of my skiing in the Rockies and Selkirks but also on the Coast and in South America. Maybe Europe next year…

What's your favourite run at STHS? SFD


Bob Shafto Ski Guide

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With STHS for 3 years.

Hometown: Moved from Banff to Revelstoke in 1989

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? The team of experienced staff make working here so much fun!

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? Guiding for 21 years mostly in Alberta and BC

Describe your guiding experience: I really love making my guiding adventures the guests' adventures

Tell us about yourself! I am so lucky to have really nice kids - 1 of my own and two step kids. They rock and so does their mom!

What's your favourite run at STHS? All of them

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? I'm just learning how to ski - tips are welcome!


Jamie Hood Tail Guide

With STHS for 2 years.

Hometown: Kelowna, BC

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? Working with and learning from great guides and of course the amazing skiing!

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? I am currently in the ACMG Ski guide training program this year. I have trained throughout the ranges of Western Canada (if you can call going skiing ‘training'!)

Describe your guiding experience: I worked for several years as a hiking/sea kayaking guide and outdoor educator on the West Coast before going to university for a BSc and PhD in Geoscience. I am now returning to my roots – with some ski guiding in the winter and hiking guiding in the summer.

Tell us about yourself! My partner, Simon, and I split our year between Canmore and Revelstoke – chasing rock climbs in the summer and powder in the winter. We love to spend spring and fall traveling to sunny rock climbing destinations all over the world.

What's your favourite run at STHS? I'll tell you at the end of the winter…

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? I love furry four-legged friends – I grew up on an acreage with dogs, cats and horses.


Dave Crerar Tail Guide

With STHS for 2 years.

Hometown: Was Dublin, IR, now Edmonton, AB!

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? 1. Flying in helicopters, 2. Skiing powder, 3. Meeting people from all over the world!

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? This is my first year - I'm looking forward to training and learning from the incredibly diverse staff at STHS.

Describe your guiding experience: Guided whitewater kayaking and rafting on the Ottawa river for years, ski patrolled in Kelowna, BC for a few years and now I am working towards entrance into the ACMG Assisant Ski Guide program.

Tell us about yourself! Irish-born, split-boarding, mountain-loving addict.

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? When I'm not snowboarding I like to kayak the most challenging white water I can find!


Ryan Vrooman Tail Guide

With STHS for 2 years.

Adam Zok Tail Guide

With STHS for 2 years.

Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? The extremely professional staff that still can let their sense of humour come through. I really love that! Of course, scoring high quality skiing is near the top of my list as well…

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? I’ve been guiding in the mountains since 2013, training primarily in California, Wyoming, Alaska, and British Columbia. However, nothing compares to the varied terrain and consistent ski quality found in Revelstoke!

Describe your guiding experience: During the spring and summer months I lead mountaineering trips, glacier seminars, ski descents, and rock climbs based out of Mt. Shasta, California.

Tell us about yourself! The people closest to me are scattered all over the world it seems. I move and travel quite a bit!

What's your favourite run at STHS? Playful treeline ares and anything glaciated!

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? Before becoming a ski bum, I considered a career in astrophysics. I’ve never looked back.


Sean Cochrane Tail Guide

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With STHS for 2 years.

Bren MacKenzie Apprentice Guide

With STHS for 1 year.

Hometown: Vernon, BC

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? The scope of experience and terrain STHS has to offer.

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? 1st year as Apprentice. I started skiing in Rogers Pass when I was in high school; I quickly determined that the drive from the North Okanagan was too long and relocated to Revelstoke. I gained the majority of my experience locally: Selkirks, Monashees and Rockies.

Describe your guiding experience: Predominantly ski touring and lodge based but I'm definitely keen to soar around in a helicopter

Tell us about yourself! One youngster and likely more to come + their Mom (Sarah who's a teacher at RSS).

What's your favourite run at STHS? I am new to the game but I know some areas of Revelstoke North relatively well. April Chute and the Park Glacier are amazing runs

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? I am typically very hungry after skiing and hope to eventually mass produce a bumper sticker that reads: “I ski for the après”...maybe it already exists?


Angela Bueckert Tail Guide

With STHS for 1 year.

Hometown: Currently split between Ucluelet & Revelstoke, BC

What do you enjoy most about working at STHS? Working with a team who is passionate about what they do day in and day out and skiing the vast array of terrain that STHS has to offer!

How long have you been guiding? Where did you do your training? I am currently in the Apprentice Ski Guide Program with the ACMG

Describe your guiding experience: I have been in the guiding industry for 17 years having started in wilderness canoe, sea kayak and white water kayak expeditions.

Tell us about yourself! I co-own and operate a guiding company that specializes in sea kayak and surf trips all over the world. The more remote and unique the destination the better! I love travelling and adventuring in new places.

What's your favourite run at STHS? Whichever run I am on at the moment

Fun fact you'd like to share with guests? I spent 3 months on a sea kayak expedition along the coast of B.C. and Alaska and I think EVERYONE should experience the wilderness for extended periods of time


Andrew McNab Tail Guide

With STHS for 1 year.

Hometown: Revelstoke, BC


Audray Ayotte Tail Guide

With STHS for 1 year.