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The Guides

All of our guides are professional certified ski guides and belong to ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) or CSGA (Canadian Ski Guide Association), and CAA (Canadian Avalanche Association). They are committed to safety in the mountains, finding great ski lines and best snow possible. 

These guys love to ski and want to make your ski adventure super fun and interesting on and off the slopes.



Kevin Taylor - ACMG Ski Guide
Kevin started heli-ski guiding in 1998 and became an ACMG certified ski guide and professional member of the Canadian Avalanche Association in 2005. With 31 years of backcountry skiing, exploring and working in these mountains Kevin’s knowledge of the area and snowpack is extensive. When Kevin isn’t skiing or working on lodge he is a master log builder and owns his own log building company, Bearpaw Mountain Homes, his other great passion in life.

 

Matt Reynolds - ACMG Mountain Guide
Matt is back! We are stoked to have Matt back on the Bearpaw Team for 2022.
*Photo and Bio coming soon.

 



Landon Shepherd - ACMG  Ski Guide
Landon started skiing when he was 3 years old with little choice in the matter since his father had just retired from the Canadian
Alpine Ski Team. Landon is a ACMG Ski guide, a professional member of the CAA and a certified ski coach.
In his other life Landon works for Jasper National Park doing habitat and fire restoration and is a member of their mountain rescue and 
avalanche control team. 



Barb Sharp - ACMG Ski Guide
Barb first strapped on cross-country skis at age 2 and was a member of Canada's national biathlon team for several years.
She was introduced to backcountry skiing in her late teenage years in the McGregor mountains, never thinking
that she would one day be a guide in this area. During the summer, Barb works for Jasper National Park in the
wildlife management  program and is a member of the mountain resuce team. 

 


Etienne Cardinal - ACMG Apprentice Ski Guide
Etienne obtained his ACMG Apprentice Ski Guide certificate this past winter (Congratulations Etienne!) and he is already working towards his Full Ski Guide certification. His professionalism in the field is top notch and he is a great assest to the Bearpaw team. In his spare time he works full time for Parks Canada in Jasper National Park. He may even tell you his bear story and how he met his soul mate Barb Sharp. 

 


Dr. Mike Smith - CSGA Level 1 Tail Guide
Mike is Bearpaws Chief Medical Officer and is currently working towards his CSGA Ski Guiding Certification. He is an Emergency Room physican at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia and resides in Prince George with his wife Anita and 2 kids, Calvin & Curtis. MIke is super active, road and mountain bikes, crosscountry skis, participates in Xterra triathonals internationally and is a world class orienteer. 

 



Tim McAllister, IFMGA/ACMG Mountain Guide
 

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