Guides and Partners

Tom Wolfe
Owner / Lead Guide Mountain Guide ACMG/IFMGA
Tom began Sawback in 1995. He spends his winters ski guiding across Western Canada and beyond. Summers are a split between alpine guiding and helping run Churchill River Canoe Outfitters in Saskatchewan.
Conrad Janzen
Mountain Guide IFMGA/ACMG
Conrad works mainly as a Public Safety Specialist with Banff National Park and mixes in ski and alpine guiding into his schedule.
Rob Coppolillo
Mountain Guide AMGA/IFMGA
Rob and I partner to bring his US guests across the border to experience the amazing powder skiing Canada has to offer. Rob runs Vetta Mountain Guides out of Boulder , CO and is the author of The Mountain Guide Manual.
Jörg Wilz
Mountain Guide VDBS/IFMGA
Jörg runs OnTop Mountaineering out of Canmore, AB. Originally from Heidelberg, Germany Jörg settled in Canada many years ago attracted by the incredible heli-skiing. He still heli-skis winters in western Canada and operates his guiding business world-wide.
Eric Groeneveld
Hiking Guide ACMG
Eric grew up in the Bow Valley and has his ACMG Assistant Hiking Guide certification. He is currently pursuing his Ski Guide certification and has been coaching high performance cross country ski athletes since 2007.
Thomas Grandi
Ski Guide ACMG
Thomas keeps busy ski guiding and running Canmore’s Paintbox Lodge, Giv’er Grandi Ski Club at Norquay, and his newest venture Talus Lodge with his wife Sara.