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: Owner and Lead Guide

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

Tristen is based in North Vancouver and is the owner and lead guide at BC Ski Guides.  He has worked as a ski guide throughout western Canada and Japan 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 provides training and avalanche forecasting for Search and Rescue in BC.  Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, he has been riding bikes, climbing, and skiing powder on BC’s west coast since 2005.

Heather Park BC Ski Guides Operations Manager

Heather Park: Owner and Operations Manager

Originally from North Vancouver, Heather has been a long time Whistler local since 2007. She loves backcountry skiing and riding bikes in our incredible backyard here in BC. Her background in the ski industry includes working for Northern Escape Heli Skiing and Bella Coola Heli Sports. Now she manages the day to day operations of BC Ski Guides courses and trips.

Doug Reid: Avalanche Professional

Certifications: CAA Level 2, CAA Professional Member, WFR

Doug is our senior avalanche course instructor and has been with BC Ski Guides since day 1.  He is a life long backcountry skier and always stoked about a day in the mountains.  Doug’s professional background in the ski industry includes ski patrol and SAR.  He also works with the Canadian Avalanche Association teaching industry CAA Level 1 and AvSAR training courses.  He resides in North Vancouver with family.

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.

Steve Whittall Ski Guide

Steve Whittall: Guide

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

Long time Whistler local, Steve has guiding all over BC with endless stoke for skiing powder and exploring new places.  Steve also volunteers with Whistler SAR and is one of the most dialled rescuers around.   He loves all types of skiing and you can find him out in the backcountry on his days off.  Fun fact, Steve is also an architect! We’re glad he loves skiing more 🙂

Chris Dyck: Avalanche Professional

Certifications: CAA Level 2, CAA Professional Member, OFA-3

Chris is a professional avalanche forecaster and avalanche course instructor based out of Chilliwack.  He brings his love of backcountry skiing and years of avalanche work in the ski industry to every course.  When he is not teaching for BC Ski Guides, Chris works as the lead avalanche forecaster at Sasquatch Resort and as an instructor with the CAA ITP (Industry Training Program).  Tristen and Chris met ski touring in the Coquihalla and he’s been on our team since!   Fun fact: Chris’s powder hound “Zoa” is named after a peak in Coquihalla.

Chris Dyck Avalanche Course Instructor
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 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.

Fraser Christian Avalanche Instructor

Fraser Christian: Avalanche Course Instructor

Certifications:  CAA Level 1, CAA Avalanche Practitioner, OFA-3

Born and raised on the North Shore, Fraser grew up with a love of skiing and exploring the Coast Range Mountains.  Fraser’s professional background includes ski patrolling and kayak guiding during the summer months. He brings a high level of stoke to the avalanche courses he teaches with his easy going manner.   His favourite place to ski powder is the Duffey Lake zone!  You might even run into him there.

Jeremy Postal: Avalanche Course Instructor

Certifications: CAA Level 1, CAA Avalanche Practitioner, EMR

Jeremy is passionate about exploring the local mountains, the vibrant mountain culture surrounding them, and the people he gets to share these experiences with. Rock climber, mountaineer, and splitboarder, Jeremy has been playing & working in the BC backcountry for 25 years and has as much fun introducing people to the mountains as he does on epic trips with long-time partners. A Whistler Search & Rescue member, Jeremy is an EMR emergency medical responder, avalanche CAA Practitioner, rope rescue technician, skilled teacher, and storyteller. He’s easily impressed by a well-built alpine sandwich and he counts it a good day when there’s been powder to ride, apres to celebrate, and everyone goes home happy, tired, and with a few good stories of their own.

Jeremy Postal Avalanche Instructor