MSAA Guides Archives - Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures

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Our incredible guiding team shares their love for the outdoors, passion for their job, and enthusiasm to guide you on one of our exciting mountain adventures.

Eric Dumerac ACMG Mountain Guide Whistler Alpine Guides

Eric Dumerac

Eric is a certified IFMGA/ACMG Mountain Guide, CAA Level II & Professional Member as well as CSIA Level II. Eric brings high enthusiasm, a lifetime of mountain passion and a gre...

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Alexis Tessier, Guide

Alexis Tessier

Alexis is one of MSAA's lead ski guides. With many years of heli, backcountry and mountain guiding experience under his belt, when it's snowing you can bet that Alexis will be out ...

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Braeden Ennis

Braeden is a passionate climber and works for MSAA in the summer season showing our clients the ropes of rock climbing. He was born and raised in BC and started his climbing career...

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Brett Menter - guide

Brett Menter

From Denver, Colorado, Brett pursued the off-beaten-path of snowboarding after a highly successful high school athletic career. He is passionate about taking people into the mounta...

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Chloe Gendron - guide

Chloé Gendron

Chloé has been a competitive endurance athlete since 1992, racing at an elite level in cycling, xc skiing and long-distance trail running. She is passionate about “travelling in...

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Dan O'Keefe, Media Manager

Dan O’Keefe

Hailing from Canberra, Australia, Dan is our Media Manager and Content Producer, as well as a Summer Guide on the Via Ferrata, Glacier, and Hiking trails. In his spare time you'...

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Eric Vezeau, Guide

Eric Vezeau

With over 30 years of experience in the Whistler backcountry and beyond, Eric's wealth of knowledge makes him a valued educator and a respected part of the MSAA team. ...

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Jeff Slack - guide

Jeff Slack

Initially drawn to Whistler for the snow, Jeff quickly began exploring the mountains in all seasons. He derives equal pleasure from sharing B.C.'s historic mountaineer lore as he d...

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Jon Conway, Guide

Jon Conway

Jon Conway is an aspiring splitboard guide and passionate avalanche educator. He has lived in Whistler since 2001. Currently, he is a Canadian Avalanche Association Level 2 and Act...

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Josh Majorossy, Guide

Josh Majorossy

Born and raised in Ontario, Josh moved to BC at twenty years of age and found his passion for being in the mountains instantly. He completed the Wilderness Leadership Program at Ca...

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Junichi Matsunaga, General Manager

Junichi Matsunaga

Originally from Tokyo, it was 20 years ago that Junichi discovered the amazing ski town of Whistler and was blown away that people live here to play and work. After graduating with...

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Mountain Guide Klemen Mali

Klemen Mali

Klemen was born in Slovenia in a small town called Kamnik. Growing up in the Alps, he started skiing and hiking as soon as he could walk. Klemen joined the Kamnik Alpine Club in 19...

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Kurt Withers - guide

Kurt Withers

Kurt's life has been surrounded by sport. He holds a Bachelor Degree of Sport Management, is an outdoor industry executive with over 20 years experience in sporting goods, and is a...

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Marlaina Rhymer, Guide

Marlaina Rhymer

Ever since she first stepped foot on a glacier, climbing and exploring the mountains has become Marlaina's biggest passion. Over the years Marlaina has taken up many other spor...

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Matthew Tuerlings - guide

Matthew Tuerlings

Mathew was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. He first experienced the mountains at age 16 on a family vacation to Whistler. He was instantly hooked and so began his journey to be...

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Glacier Glissading in Whistler, BC.

Maya Kakizaki

On top of being one of our amazing team of Japanese guides, Maya spends the summer leading clients up the Via Ferrata, glacier tours, and hiking trails of Whistler. She is a Level ...

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Phil Wilhelm ACMG Assistant Rock & Assistant Ski Guide

Phil Wilhelm

Phil grew up at the foot of the Rockies in Calgary, but that wasn't enough, he had to move closer and has now resided in the Bow Valley for the past 20 years pursuing his passions....

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Mountain Guide Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris

Sarah was born in North Vancouver and has been moving around beautiful British Columbia for the past 10 years, following her passion for outdoor recreation. She has spent this time...

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Scott MacDonald - MSAA Guide

Scott MacDonald

Scott is a long time ski patroller turned ski guide. He's been skiing and exploring mountain ranges around the globe his entire life, especially the Coast Mountains of BC. If you'r...

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Tigger Frid, Guide

Teige Frid

Teige, known as "Tigger" was born in Ontario and moved out to BC at 18 to attend the Adventure Tourism Diploma Program at Thompson Rivers University. His love for the mountains ste...

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Teresa Yau - guide

Teresa Yau

Teresa Yau is an ACMG Apprentice Rock Guide & Top Rope Climbing Instructor (TRCI). She is an Active Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association, and a CSIA Level 2 Ski Instructor....

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