Mel is the proud owner of Mountain Addicts – Guiding and Instruction. Mel began her career in 2008 working as a ski patroller in Fernie before moving on to ski guiding. Her guiding experience includes heli-ski guiding at Last Frontier, ski touring guiding, and cat-ski guiding. Mel has worked all over BC, New Zealand, and Japan. As an instructor and guide, she is passionate about sharing incredible mountain experiences and particularly loves facilitating mountain travel confidence and independence in women.
When she’s not skiing, Mel can be found hanging around on the granite cliffs in Squamish working as an instructor and operations manager for Squamish Rock Guides.
Corin loves sharing the mountain experience and the connections that are made while learning and exploring in the backcountry. A graduate of the Mountain Adventure Skills Training program, he began his career on skis patrolling in Fernie. Corin went on to become a guide and has been guiding ski trips in the mountains of Western Canada since 2011, including ski touring guiding and instructing ski-mountaineering courses for Icefall Lodge, and heli-ski guiding at CMH. He lives in Fernie with his family and spends his summers running Icewalks ; a glacier guiding business in Jasper National Park.
“Big” Steve Kloepzig has over 20 years of guiding experience in the Elk Valley. A gentle giant, this father of two girls and former pro-hockey player, is one of the most requested guides at Island Lake Catskiing. Steve has also worked as a heli-ski guide, and recently spent time ski touring in Greenland.
With an excellent safety record, and a strong belief in the value of mentorship, Steve is eager to share his knowledge on the AST 2 Dec 27-30. Steve is also available for private ski touring.
Marc Reimer is a ski guide based in Revelstoke BC. A former Castle Mountain ski patroller, he has spent most of his guiding career track-setting in Monashee powder at Sol Mountain Lodge, and heli-skiing guiding at Last Frontier. One look at Marc and you know he means business when it comes to skiing, but his other passions include riding his Triumph and studying nursing at Okanagan College.
Eric is an ACMG Ski Guide, Professional Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association, and Apprentice Rock Guide. Eric has a real enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge and always going the extra mile to create the best guest experience. He looks forward to sharing his love for the mountains with you.