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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.
Rachel has been supporting Lars and the Whitecap Team since 2019. Keeping everyone organised and making the magic happen behind the scenes is what Rachel's role is all about. With such a multi-faceted business there is never a dull moment! Rachel is also a ski patroller, volunteer firefighter, avid mountain biker, and skier.
The one behind the computer and on the ground at Whitecap site 2020. Mostly seen spending most of her time with her dog, Tundra, in the mountains and on the trails. Snowboarding, sledding, mountain biking and dirt biking living the Pemberton lifestyle to the best she can.
Marketing girl, frothy skier, wannabe climber, and Pomeranian mum. Anna has been living in the Sea to Sky area since 2014 and working with Whitecap since 2018. Job perks - sneaking up to the lodge for an annual "content capture" trip. Job flaws - dealing with social media trolls.
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.
Stefan, or as many know him "Li'l Ron," spends most of his winters based at McGillivray Pass Lodge. Keeping the fire stoked and the beer flowing is a daily chore, but someone has to do it! When not at the lodge Stef is based in Squamish, BC. His down time activities include hanging with his Golden Retriever, Tundra, and enjoying a STRONG cup of chamomile tea.
Marty, who is following in the foot steps of Ron and Lil Ron tries to spend as much time at the Lodge as he is allowed. He’ll keep you warm by stoking the fire and chasing you around the skin track to make sure you didn’t forget anything in the lodge. When not at the lodge you’ll find him in the woods around Squamish riding bikes, skiing and drinking coffee.
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.
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 with us for over 6 years now.
Lover of the outdoors and passionate about sharing it with others. Leah grew up exploring the BC backcountry, which has been the main inspiration for her career as a ACMG hiking guide and a professionals skier.
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!
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.
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
Michael is an ACMG Ski Guide based in Squamish, BC and has been chasing winters for over 15 years. You'll find him delivering memorable powder turns between New Zealand's South Island and Canada's McGillivray Pass Lodge. Fun fact: when he's not guiding, Michael works as a Geotechnical Engineer.
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.
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.
Kendra grew up in the Rockies and has spent her life skiing all over western Canada. The Coast Mountains are where she’s happiest—but Whitecap especially. Kendra’s favourite ski days are spent going far and wide, laughing and creating great connections with people, dance parties on the summit, and beers to finish of course.
Gavin grew up skiing and boarding in the Coast Mountains near Vancouver BC. Since finishing his studies in adventure tourism and risk management, Gavin’s passion for exploring the backcountry led him on some epic journeys. From champagne powder in Japan to corn chowder in South America. Since 2012 his career to date has been focused on all things snow, including avalanche forecasting, industrial snow safety, ski guiding and education. He has worked in both the North and South of Japan as well as all over BC. When not skiing you can find him attempting to moonlight as a firefighter or taking his dog Whiskey for a rip on local bike trails. He looks forward to showing you the goods in the Coast Mountains of BC or abroad.
I’m Hahn Vincent! I have my MA in Outdoor Studies, am a certified teacher, NOLS instructor, and ACMG Hiking Guide. I love engaging with folks (especially youth) in the beauty of our mountains and all the lessons nature has to offer!
Emelie was born and raised in Sweden and came to Canada in 2004 to experience powder skiing in the mountains of BC. She was immediately hooked and immersed in the Canadian mountain culture and moved to Revelstoke to pursue a career as a guide. She is an ACMG Ski and Hiking guide and spend her winters heli skiing in the Selkirk Mountains of BC or ski touring in the far reaches of the Arctic. Whether it is by skis, or hiking around McGillivray Pass Lodge in the summers, she’s passionate about sharing the mountains with everyone.
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.
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