What Clients Say?
“Steve is the most qualified guide I have ever skied with. His combination of back-country guiding, heliski guiding, ski school instruction and medical experience are quite frankly unique. He has run his own businesses and also worked successfully in the private and government sectors. Thirteen thousand feet of champagne powder in the Black Mountains on my 30th birthday is still one of the best memories of my life – says it all really”
Steve was my guide on a cat ski trip backside of Aspen Mountain, Aspen, CO. His tips, ability to give precise observations, gave me confidence and flow. I love to ski, now I love to ski in good form. More fun for me, when I book Steve back-county or on piste skiing this season! Thank you Steve.
I’m proud to say that Steve has been my ski touring guide in New Zealand, twice, including on a 4-day backcountry tour, which I enjoyed immensely. Steve is a very knowledgeable, friendly and thoughtful guide and an excellent teacher. He goes out of his way to make sure the days are as fun as they are, while also being observant, attentive and patient. I absolutely recommend his work. He is also an amazing cook!
What a great guide and what a great guy! Steve instructed me on a three day backcountry avalanche course in New Zealand during the 2017 winter. With Steve’s wealth of experience and knowledge he easily facilitated deep and lasting learning for me. What also stood out was his enthusiasm for spending time in the mountains with people of any ability level. I could see that he loves guiding and he genuinely cares for his clients. I have transferred the learning from that avalanche course into my independent backcountry ski and mountaineering trips. Steve also gave me a ski lesson on a separate outing and wow, he helped me to unlock a lot as far as technique goes. I’d happily recommend Steve as a guide to a close friend or family member.
About Your Guide
- Fully qualified Ski Guide of the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA);
- Fully qualified Ski, Alpine Guide of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA);
- Professional Member of the American Avalanche Association (AAA);
- Certified Emergency Medical Technician - Wilderness, IV, Instructor (NREMT);
- Fully certified Alpine Ski Pro of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA-RM).