BC Ski Guides was started in 2016 by local North Vancouver skiers Tristen Rasmussen and Doug Reid.   Our mission: bring the highest quality of avalanche training and guided ski trips to the Vancouver area public.  Tristen and Doug are both  avalanche forecasters on the North Shore Rescue team. 

BC Ski Guides is a licensed Avalanche Canada AST provider.

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Tristen Rasmussen: Guide

Certifications: ACMG Ski Guide, CAA Professional Member, WFR

Tristen has worked as a guide throughout western Canada for professional 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 Skills 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
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Nick Zupan: Avalanche Skills Instructor

Certifications: CAA Level 1, CAA Active Member, WFR, Mountain Rescue Technician

 

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.