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 an exciting mountain adventure.


Eric Dumerac

Eric is the owner and chief guide. He is a certified IFMGA/ACMG Mountain Guide, CAA Level II & Professional Member as well as CSIA Level II. Eric brings high enthusiasm, a lifet...

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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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Annie Webster Guide

Annie Webster

Annie grew up in England and learnt to ski in Europe. After finishing her Mathematics degree she moved to France for a ski season and became instantly hooked on the mountain lifest...

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Braeden Ennis

Braeden is a passionate climber and works for MSAA as the Rock Guide Manager and showing our clients the ropes of rock climbing. Braeden graduated from TRU (Thompson Rivers Univers...

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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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Dane Schellenberg

Dane Schellenberg

Dane Schellenberg is an Apprentice Rock Guide with the ACMG and has been climbing for over 19 years. After studying Anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan, Dane disappeared...

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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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James Tilley Guide

James Tilley

James Tilley is an accredited Assistant Ski Guide through the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. James' dedication to his career as a guide includes a lot of training: Wilder...

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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

Josh moved to BC from Ontario and found his passion for being in the mountains instantly. He completed the Wilderness Leadership Program at Capilano University in 2013. Josh is an...

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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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Matt Tuerlings Guide

Mathew 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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Maya Kakizaki Guide

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 and has lived in the Bow Valley for the past 20 years pursuing his passions. Aside from guiding ski trips or rock climbs you can ...

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Randy Heppell

Randy Heppell

Growing up at a Backcountry lodge in Yoho national park had it’s advantages. It brought Randy to the mountains and the learning they provide at a very early age. Randy is certifi...

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Rob Shackell Guide

Rob Shackell

Rob has a very diverse skill set and experience guiding whitewater canoeing, sea kayaking, hiking, avalanche courses, and backcountry skiing. He graduated from a highly specialized...

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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 to BC to take the Adventure Tourism Diploma Program at Thompson Rivers University. His love for the mountains stems from his ...

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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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Tim Hailwood Guide

Tim Hailwood

Tim is the MSAA Guides Manager as well as a guide. He began working as a snowboard instructor teaching lessons and coaching fellow instructors. During this time Tim achieved his CA...

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