Lars Andrews was born into a life of ski touring and mountaineering at his family's lodge in the McGillivray Pass. Now an IFMGA guide, Lars is passionate about showing guests around his favourite ski terrain at Whitecap, as well as taking them on new, big mountain adventures around the world.
A mountain man in the truest sense of the word. Steward of the Mcgillivray Valley for the past 40 years. He is the soul and culture of the place and has played a role in shaping all of what Whitecap is and continues to be.
The curator of cuisine, fine music and culture. Sheila shapes and creates the menu for the lodge and manages all the aspects of the catering regime. Mostly though, she makes certain that the lodge culture and atmosphere is maintained at the frequency that all are accustomed to.
Expert organiser and communicator. Logistics and guest experience are Rachel's jam. Born in the UK, the Sea to Sky Corridor has been her home for over a decade. With a degree in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation under her belt, Rachel is also a ski patroller, avid skier, and mountain biker.
A Canadian Alpine Ski Team alum, olympian, full ACMG ski guide, and professional big mountain skier, "Lusti" is a weapon in the mountains and knows how to show her guests a good time.
Greg has guided at Whitecap since 2006, and loves his visits here. During these years he has learned the terrain and honed his skills, working his way up from an apprentice ski guide to a full ski guide. He also worked on a number of his accomplishments in this tenure, hitting 500k of vertical climbing during his 2 million foot year. The variety of north facing terrain and interesting loops keeps him coming back year after year.
A competitive freeride skier from Whistler BC, ACMG guide Chelsea Sullivan has a bachelors degree in Sport Performance from Thompson Rivers University and a background in avalanche education. Consider her the curator of the ideal backcountry experience.
2x olympian, FIS World Cup tour champion, snowboard designer and full ACMG splitboard guide, Justin's life revolves around snow (and surf). With an instinct for pow stashes and fun terrain, you'll definitely want to follow his lead.
Zookeeper of the Coast Range, Rupert keeps these animals in line. An ACMG guide mixed with a thoughtful blend of patience, understanding and stoke for powder has provided this former city kid the ingredients for good mountain living
Born and raised in Whistler BC, Conor was immersed in the mountains from an early age. After touring the mountains of BC for several years, he landed back home in the Coast Range where he became an ACMG guide. Steeps, pow and good times - He gives the people what they want!
From apprentice to lead guide, Joe has spent the better part of his guiding career up at McGillivray Lodge. He also spends time in Japan every winter, skiing pow and eating food. Spirit animal: the penguin
Hayden was raised in the Coast Mountains by a mother, who has many first ascents in the region, and an Olympic ski racer for a father. It was inevitable that he would find a home in the mountains. Hayden began working at Whitecap early in his guiding career and has been here for Hayden has been with us for over 6 years now.
Simon grew up out East, ripping around the small mountains of Quebec and New England. After spending years ski racing and eventually freestyle skiing, Simon, as with many East Coaster's, made the pilgrimage out to BC in 2006 and never looked back. His love for the mountains and backcountry grew and sharing this love became his main priority.
Silas started at Whitecap in 2007. After bonding with Lars over their mutual disgust of skinny pants, Silas became a sort of man-child for Lars to mentor. Fast forward more than a decade of unconventional mentorship; shattered dreams, battered confidence, too many guides meetings that lacked communal ripple chips, and you've got two guides that are distinctly different. If they were guiding in Thailand the locals would say "same same, but different." While both Lars and Silas carry the ginger gene, that's about where the similarities end. Silas grew up in Nelson, BC and was raised as a flower child. He is sensitive, so be nice to him. He loves sourdough bread with jam, nutritional yeast on his popcorn, and old growth forests. He will brief you on the day ahead, waits for you to throw your skins on, and hosts genial conversations on the skin track. He's also one to shed his layers to avoid sweating as best he can. The greatest perk though, he stops to eat food periodically. Take some time to talk with him during Aprés and you'll be spellbound by his whimsical stories of life in the shire.
A lifelong Coast Mountain skier from Alaska, Peter grew up ski racing around the US and Canada before settling in Squamish, BC. Peter is an ACMG Apprentice Ski Guide and CAA Professional who can be found guiding in Japan and many of North America's great ranges, but prefers to be right here on the Coast. Peter is proud to be a part of the Whitecap team and looks forward to greeting you at the lodge and abroad.
Ben hasn’t bought a seasons pass since he got his first ski touring setup. Dedicated to guiding on the Coast, he spends his time skiing powder around zones in Bella Coola to Whistler, and everywhere in between. His greatest passions are fixing things when they break and sharing his knowledge of the mountains with his guests. A comedian by nature but professional in practice, Ben is a professional member of the Canadian Avalanche Association and ACMG.
Carla, currently residing in Golden, BC, is a Ski Guide and Apprentice Rock Guide - working towards becoming an IFMGA/ACMG Mountain Guide. While she loves challenging herself on rock, snow and ice on mountains all over the world, she always looks forward to her time ski touring up at Whitecap in the Canadian winters.
Mo is a Whistler based ski guide originally from Australia. He is an ACMG Ski Guide and has been chasing an endless winter around the world for almost 20 years. Incredibly proud to be part of the Whitecap team, he lives to ski powder and cannot wait to explore Whitecap with you!
Veronika is an ACMG ski guide and has been guiding at Whitecap for 9 years. At times has referred to McGillivray Pass Lodge as her second home. When Veronika is not spending her winters driving across BC to ski, you can find her Down Under trying desperately to learn how to surf.