Women Ski Guides

Melissa Saarinen

Apprentice Ski Guide
  • ACMG Apprentice Ski Guide
  • CAA Operations Level 2
  • Advanced First Aid Certification
  • ACMG Apprentice Hiking Guide
Mel was born into a family of accomplished professional skiers and is keeping with family tradition herself. Her mother ski patrolled at Whistler-Blackcomb with Mel in the womb, and Mel went on to ski patrol at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort in addition to cat-skiing guiding at Island Lake Lodge. Mel is now a dedicated avalanche educator and ski touring guide, and her favourite part of the job is making tracks where there aren’t any.