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 2018. Keeping everyone organized 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.
Hayden was raised in the Coast Mountains by a mother aka ’North Shore Betty' 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 at the beginning of his guiding career, where he formed an easy bond with Ron over the most efficient and effective methods of washing cutlery. He is grateful to be able to spend summer and winter in McGillivray Pass as well as internationally.
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.
Marketing is Jen's profession and playing in the mountains is her passion. When not working, you can find Jen exploring the Coast Mountains she calls home. From snowboarding and splitboarding in the winter to surfing, hiking and trail running in the summer, she is happiest when slashing pow, searching for waves or surrounded by the forest.
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.
Lisa is a Red Seal chef with her roots in organic farming and healthy dishes. She has explored farming off grid in Haida Gwaii, professional cheesemaking, traditional bread baking, foraging and fermentation. Inspired by global dishes she likes to keep it fresh in the kitchen while fueling you for your day's adventures and evening entertainment. She's into alpine climbing, sunny crags and generally living under a rock.
Amy began her culinary adventures cooking over a fire as a canoe guide in Ontario. She has pursued her passion for food through many kitchens, finally landing "the dream job." When not conjuring up a feast to keep you fueled on your adventures, she can be found dangling from rocks by the tips of her fingers, sleuthing for the best coastal powder or enjoying warm bubble baths!
Meesh left life in Ontario for the lure of West Coast amenities at a young age and has been living in the Sea to Sky for over half her life. A deep love for growing her own food, a passion for feeding people and the need for adventure has led her to becoming The Nomadic Chef. When not traveling all over the world to cook, she still feels most at home in McGillivray range no matter the season; slinging delicious dishes, pumping tunes in the lodge and sharing time in the mountains with new and old friends is the good life!
Rosie has always been very passionate about food, and making healthy taste delicious. She studied nutrition before she became a personal chef, and has worked all over Canada as a personal chef with her own business as well as with Whitecap. She is inspired by bringing people together for memorable meals, bringing colour, flavour and freshness to the plate, and making life more exciting. She can be found hiking in the mountains, making music in the studio, or swimming in bodies of water when she's not being a travelling entrepreneur.
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.
Originally from the East Coast, Connor grew up skiing and surfing in the hills and shores of the Atlantic before discovering adventure and opportunity on the West Coast. Connor edged his way westward during the summers planting trees and fighting forest fires to pay for school and adventures. He has finally made the move after graduation, now based in Squamish, you will find him climbing, biking and skiing in his new playground, eager to explore the potential of what the area has to offer.
Happiest in the hills and after a long day of adventures! Tyler is a caretaker at the lodge who grew up in the Prairies, but has been slaying the BC backcountry for the past decade. Weapon of choice : Splitboard
Guy grew up on the outskirts of the English Lake District spending his time exploring the local mountains and forests. Soon enough he had to get a job and began climbing trees in the summer and learning to ski in the winter. He climbed and skied his way through the world's trees and a few mountains before setting up home in British Columbia, amongst the Birken valley. Guys favourite place is on the coldest, deepest days in the trees.
Corey grew up skiing on the east coast but has made his home in the Coast Mountains for over 10 years. Always willing to pick up something new and strive for mediocrity, except when it comes to staying in Ron’s good books. While working as the lodge manager, Corey likes to spend as much time as possible out skiing and learning from Whitecap’s amazing guiding staff, and suck up to the kitchen staff when he's back at the lodge.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 that has been guiding at Whitecap for 5 years, born and raised on a farm, and chasing winters for over 20 years in Canada and in New Zealand. Whitecap family is a gem and he welcomes you to shred with us. Come have fun and enjoyment in the backcountry with our team. Fun fact: when he's not guiding, Michael works as a Geological Engineer and escapes the office to kite board, trail run and Mtn bike
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.
Holly Walker was born in Vancouver to a family of skiers, yet she was swept away from the West Coast at age 10 to live a vagabond lifestyle around the world. Now settled in Squamish, Holly is an ACMG Ski & Hiking Guide and she shares a new appreciation for the mountains that she grew up with.
Christine has always been a mountain lover, working on her goggle tan from the Alberta Rockies to the BC Coast. Certified as an ACMG Splitboard guide and hiking guide she can’t wait to share the winters and summers of Whitecap with you.
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.
Growing up around Calgary, Dave spent much of his teens on skis as competitive park and halfpipe athlete. After some injuries he realized powder skiing was far more forgiving and never looked back. Being a full time ski bum eventually turned into becoming a guide. Dave recently completed his final ACMG exam, and is very stoked to be working as a fully certified ski guide at Whitecap Alpine!
Matt grew up in Ontario and moved to BC in 2009 to pursue a life in the mountains. A decade of skiing in BC and around the world finally led Matt to a career in ski guiding. He is an ACMG apprentice ski guide and now calls Revelstoke home. Trips to Whitecap are always a highlight of the winter for Matt and he couldn’t be more excited to explore its awesome tenure with you.
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.