Delivering the highest quality avalanche training and guided ski trips to the Vancouver area public since 2016.

BC Ski Guides is a licensed Avalanche Canada AST provider.


Tristen Rasmussen: Lead Guide

Certifications: ACMG Ski Guide, CAA Level 2, CAA Professional Member, WFR

Tristen has worked as a guide throughout western Canada for organizations such as: Bella Coola Heli-Sports, CMH Heli-Skiing, Extremely Canadian, Canada West Mountain School, Altus Mountain Guides, and Battle Abbey Lodge. He also works as Avalanche Forecaster with North Shore Rescue.  Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, he has been living on BC’s west coast since 2005 with his family.  Tristen loves to ski and explore new zones in the Coast Range mountains.

Doug Reid: Avalanche Course Instructor

Certifications: CAA Level 2, CAA Professional Member, WFR

Doug is an avid backcountry skier with years of ski patrolling experience and a member of North Shore Rescue (NSR). NSR is a volunteer rescue team that carries out an average of 120 calls year round. Doug has been instructing AST courses as well as setting up advanced avalanche training for NSR. Currently, Doug is the main avalanche forecaster on the NSR team. He resides in North Vancouver with his wife and 2 children.

Doug Reid Lead Instructor BC Ski Guides

Nick Zupan: Avalanche Course Instructor

Certifications: CAA Level 1, CAA Active Member, WFR, Rope Rescue

Nick is a highly experienced avalanche instructor having taught courses throughout the Sea to Sky corridor, Coquihalla, and Manning Park. He loves to ski and has worked as a tail guide at some of the great backcountry ski lodges of BC. Nick is a long time member of Coquitlam Search and Rescue where he leads their avalanche program. When he’s not teaching courses or skiing powder, he works as an officer on the Port Moody Fire department team.

Roger Bean: Guide and AST Instructor

Certifications: ACMG Hiking Guide, CSGA Ski Guide Level 1, CAA Level 1, CAA Active Member, WFR

Roger is an ACMG Hiking Guide, CSGA Ski Guide Level 1, and avalanche course instructor. As a former Park Ranger, he has logged some serious mileage in our North Shore mountains. Roger is often seen with his furry friend Chloe, working towards Canadian Avalanche Rescue (CARDA) certification. Both Roger and Chloe are members of North Shore Search and Rescue. A course in the mountains with Roger is guaranteed to be full of learning and his passion for our BC wilderness.

Chelsea Sullivan

Chelsea Sullivan: Guide

Certifications: ACMG Apprentice Ski Guide, CAA Level 2, CAA Professional Member, OFA-3

A competitive Freeride skier for more than a decade Chelsea began her career as a professional athlete. In 2010 she endured a severe knee injury and returned to school receiving a diploma in adventure guiding and a degree in sport performance from Thompson Rivers University. Her academics lead her to a career in tourism as an outdoor educator from avalanche education and awareness to an ACMG certified ski guide. Chelsea brings a wide spectrum of experience to the table for her guests and considers herself a curator of the ideal outdoor experience.

Tim Ross: Guide

Certifications: ACMG Apprentice Ski and Hiking Guide, CAA Professional Member, WFR

Tim’s love of the outdoors brought him into the mountains at a young age and led to many wilderness adventures all over the globe. He has now guided extensively in the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia. In the winter months, Tim works as a ski guide and in the summer months splits his time between guiding on the glacier’s of the the Rockies and hiking in the Coast Mountains. His local knowledge of history and geography will enrich your time in the wilderness. His stoke for skiing and mountains will create a guided experience you will never forget.