Photo: Zoya Lynch @zoyalynch
ACMG Ski Guide and Founder of Wildroots Adventures
Skiing for me is about the journey. The movement, the people, and the places are what really make it special. At this point, it's hard to say what I enjoy more; the approach or the descent. New zones, new friendships, new experiences, repeat.
Skiing started at the Batawa Ski club, a 150m tall ski hill in southern Ontario, when I was 3 years old. I raced and worked as a ski patrol in my youth. I spent winters skiing with my family around Ontario, Quebec, and Vermont.
In 1999 I dropped out of college, drove to Whistler for a winter season, and never looked back. I took my first avalanche course in 2001 and began a lifelong journey of traveling in the mountains. I have been fortunate, having many great mentors and a super rad crew of friends to explore with.
I met Sterbenz up at Golden Alpine Holidays years ago, I was running a Freeride Camp with Hoji. Matt always had a vision with the progression of skiing. It's amazing to see where it has evolved and where it is going.
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Revelstoke, British Columbia
- Future graduate of the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program through UC Berkeley.
- Leadership + Community development manager for a large corporation for 5 years.
- Speaker at 2019 Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop on Risk Tolerance and Decision making in the mountains
- Survivor of the 5 Peaks Skimo race in Breckenridge amidst 90 mph winds. Only minor frostbite on my butt to show for it.
- I almost skied from the summit of Denali. Then a bomb cyclone hit the mountain and there was too much snow to get out of our tents.