I’ve always loved being outside. Specifically, in the cold weather. I went to college in freezing Quebec, Canada but soon after found I needed more than sub-zero temps to spark my interest. Western Canada had the cold and the mountains to boot. After graduation I headed out to British Columbia and never looked back. There, I found an outdoor recreation program where I was immersed in fresh powder and the world of back country skiing. Since then, I’m happy to say I have never left the West behind or even once had a nine-to-five job.
I founded Snowwater Heliskiing nearly 20 years ago now. Yikes. I partnered up with my actual partner, Patric, to make this dream come true. He’s a life-long outdoorsman, a forester, an arborist—and lucky for me—he’s also a sommelier. Together, we lead small groups up the mountains and down through some of the freshest powder on earth. We’ve been equipped with a Ram 1500 Limited to tackle icy backroads and navigate snowy terrain. We load up the bed with skis, radios, survival packs and toolkits, and we take a snowcat in tow. It’s amazing what that truck can do. The snowcat is just towed in as a backup plan, by the way. We’ve got a B2 A-star helicopter to take us to that hard-to-reach Kootenay powder at the top.