BC Ski Guides is based out of North Vancouver, BC. We are a boutique company specialized in providing mountain skills development training courses and ski touring trips in North Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, and Pemberton.

Our goal is simple: provide the absolute best backcountry skiing experience possible and have fun doing it!

The only thing more important is safety. Our guides are ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) certified, and our avalanche course instructors are CAA (Canadian Avalanche Association) professional members. All have years of professional experience in ski touring, heli skiing, ski patrol, and professional SAR (Search and Rescue).

We are a licensed provider of Avalanche Canada AST 1 and 2 courses.


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: CMH Heli-Skiing, Extremely Canadian, Canada West Mountain School, Altus Mountain Guides, Battle Abbey Lodge, and Bella Coola Heli-Sports. He also works as Avalanche Technician 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 share his passion for skiing in the Coast Range mountains and enabling our guests reach their next level.

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.

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