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Ice Climbing

I’ve been ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies since the mid-90s and have guided many of the hardest lines as well as coached beginners up easy flows at the Junkyards and King Creek. Drop me a line to discuss your private guiding needs.

Sunshine Slackcountry

The best of both worlds: lift accessed powder backcountry skiing! January 4th I headed out with Rohan, Deb and Miriam to the south side of Bye-Bye Bowl. Great skiing with a short little tour back inbounds to catch the Divide Chair for another lap!

Hero’s Knob

Hero’s Knob is a super popular destination for classic loops and powder backcountry skiing descents, both moderate and fairly extreme. Dec 21 I spent the day doing the classic loop with Jörg, Mike, Alicja and Maryke. The descent down the Hero’s north bowl was fantastic!!

Nirvana Pass March 9-15, 2018

Owen Short, looking out towards the Septentrion Spires. April 12, 2010. Photo: Conrad Janzen Nirvana Pass Ski Camp March 9-15, 2018 In the centre of the legendary Pantheon Range, Nirvana Pass is home to mountains as awesome as their mythical namesakes: Osiris, Thor, Siva, Vishnu, and many others. What is most incredible about this area Read more about Nirvana Pass March 9-15, 2018[…]

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