Managing Avalanche Terrain (MAT) – Fernie

Join the Mountain Addicts for the Managing Avalanche Terrain (MAT) course in Fernie. Grab your skins and get touring with an ACMG Ski Guide.

About the Course

The Managing Avalanche Terrain course consists of one full day of field-day learning. Put on your skins and get touring! We will be going places on this course and we’ll be getting the goods while expanding your ability to recognize and manage avalanche terrain. Match the avalanche hazard to the terrain for a fun & safe day of untracked skiing!

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our Instructors and Guides

The Mountain Addicts team is obsessed with safety. All of our guides are members of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). The ACMG is the only internationally recognized professional association of trained and certified mountain guides and instructors in Canada. Our guides come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and Mountain Addicts will find your perfect match.

Mel Makepeace

Ski Guide & Owner
Mel is the owner of Mountain Addicts, an ACMG Ski Guide and Professional Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association. She began her career as a ski patroller in 2008 and now travels the world ski touring and heli-ski guiding. Mel particularly loves facilitating mountain travel confidence in women.

Corin Lohmann

Ski Guide
Corin loves sharing the mountain experience and the connections that are made while learning and exploring in the backcountry. Since 2011, Corin has been guiding ski trips in the mountains of Western Canada. He lives in Fernie with his family and spends his summers running ; a glacier guiding business in Jasper National Park.

Melissa Saarinen

Apprentice Ski Guide
Mel was born into a family of accomplished professional skiers and is keeping with family tradition herself. Former ski patroller and cat-skiing guide, Mel is now a dedicated avalanche educator and ski touring guide. She loves making tracks where there aren't any.

More Info

  • AST 1 course, preferably taken in the last year or two
  • Ability to ski tour up-hill at least 600 meters
  • Ability to ski all off-piste conditions in a controlled manner


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