Pete Harvey - Lead Guide
Pete is an Internationally Certified Mountain Guide ACMG/IFMGA who has been guiding ski touring, heli-skiing, ice climbing and mountaineering for over 35 years.
It is his first season with Great Northern and he is looking forward to bringing his years of experience to the table. Pete lives in Banff Alberta and can be found ski touring on his days off.
Jamie Whiteside - Lead Guide
Jamie Whiteside moved to the mountains from his family ranch in Alberta over 20 years ago to follow his dream of guiding backcountry skiing, river, ocean, and trekking expeditions. He's followed this passion across the globe, guiding in Europe, the Himalaya, and Patagonia, but his favorite place to hang out is close to home in Golden, BC surrounded by the Purcells, Selkirks and Rockies. "Life is so much fun I look forward to each season I can work and play outside. Approaching winter my skin starts to tingle thinking about the deep snow, powder turns, great food, serenity and good times the winter will bring." I look forward to sharing all this with you!
Jaromir Malcek - Lead Guide
Jaro grew up skiing and snowboarding in Europe. Since 2000, he has worked in the ski industry as a ski and snowboard instructor, patrolling and guiding for several Cat and Heli Ski operations.
In 2010 he moved to BC and after tasting what BC had to offer now calls Revelstoke home.
If Jaro is not skiing, he is always searching for new lines all over the globe. For 2018 he is looking forward to working a second season in deep Selkirk powder with Great Northern Snowcat Skiing.
Qualifications: CSGA Level 2, CAA operations Level 2, Wilderness First Aid (80 hr), CSIA 2, CASI 2
Jesse Winkiewicz - Tail Guide
Jesse grew up in Ontario and spent his winters skiing the mountains of Quebec. After obtaining a university degree in mathematics, he decided he needed to go on an adventure. So he packed up his bike, flew to Newfoundland, and cycled across Canada. Once in BC, he attended a mountaineering program in college and became instantly hooked on ski touring.
Over the past 13 years, he has spent his winters skiing the mountains of western Canada.
He is always ready for an adventure, and when he is not skiing, he can be found behind the lens catching memories of the great places he's explored.
Ross Horrelt - Tail Guide
Ross was raised in the small Maritime province of Prince Edward Island where he dreamt of skiing in the big mountains of BC. After getting a degree in Environmental Science he made the move to Alberta and got a grown up job. That only lasted a few years until he was back in school at Thompson Rivers University. He completed the Guide Diploma and has his Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) Operations Level 1, Advanced Wilderness Medic training and Canadian Ski Instructor (CSIA 1) certification.
He now calls Revelstoke home where he can be found mountain biking in the off season, playing guitar and doing questionable renovations on his 50 year old house.
Brandon Pollard - Tail Guide
Fifteen years ago Brandon moved from the bunny hills of Ontario to study Adventure Tourism and Guiding at The College of the Rockies in Fernie, BC. His passion for powder snow then took him skiing all over Alberta, BC, the US and New Zealand until he discovered Selkirk snow and settled in the serendipitous little snow-globe that is Revelstoke. He has since enjoyed ten seasons as part of the Revelstoke Mountain Resort ProPatrol team and had the pleasure of training his sidekick and CARDA certified avalanche dog Zoe.
In the off season Brandon can be found climbing, fishing, mountain biking and fighting fire; but mostly just thinking, talking and dreaming about skiing.
He holds his CAA (Canadian Avalanche Association) Operations Level 1, Canadian Ski Instructor (CSIA) Level 1, is an Outdoor Emergency Care Technician, CARDA avalanche dog handler, is currently enrolled in his CSGA (Canadian Ski Guide Association) Level 1 and couldn’t be more stoked on sharing a season of powder skiing with you.