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 2017 he is looking forward to working 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
Patrick O’Neill's love for the outdoors started at a young age hiking, climbing and skiing with family in Toronto, Ontario. Patrick now calls Revelstoke home and is excited to guide skiers down Great Northern and Thompson mountains on powder adventures.
Patrick started his education in Fernie, B.C. attending a Mountain Adventure Skills Training program and then later transferring to Kamloops, B.C. to complete his Adventure Guide diploma at Thompson Rivers University.
Patrick holds a Canadian Avalanche Association Level one operations certification, a current OFA level 3 advanced first aid certification, Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors Level 2, Ground Search and Rescue SAR100 certification.
Raised up in a commune located in the forest of Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula, playing outside dictated is what I do and what I share.
In 2007, I completed the 3 years adventure tourism technician diploma at Gaspésie et des Iles College.
I since guided in forests and mountains, on rivers, lakes, seas, snow and rock for all sorts of remote projects including uranium exploration in northern Québec, 3 different reality TV shows and spent 7 years guiding off trails multi weeks customized wilderness adventures in Yukon, NTW and AK.
Over the years, I got a CAA avalanche operator level 1 and advanced weather skills as well as a NOLS mountaineering instructor certificate. I also hold a Technical Rope Rescue (advanced) from rescue 3 international, a Wilderness First Responder (80h) with WMA, a CANSI 1 telemark instructor and a LNT master level.
During my time not guiding, keep busy going on adventures. A 4 weeks long solo retreat in a snow cave near the arctic circle, 3 months following the wolves in northern Québec, 20 summits in the 5000 - 6500m range, a 460kmsnowshoe solo traverse, a 4 months running trip through the Himalayas and numerous glacier traverses in 6 different mountain ranges are a sample of my everyday life.
Dan Nelson has shared deep turns and good times with skiers from around the world at Great Northern for over a decade. Between guiding, avalanche forecasting, shoveling snow, general tinkering, and lifting heavy stuff, Dan stays busy all winter long as part of the well-oiled team that makes the winter magic happen.
Dan is a certified Ski Guide (Canadian Ski Guide Association Level 3), and a Professional Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association. Dan holds a Level 3 certification with the CAA, and also maintains a current OFA 3 advanced first aid certificate.
Walker is a great new addition to the team at Great Northern Snowcat Skiing. Riding and operating a snowcat beside his father since a very early age, he has learned to love and respect the PistenBully.
By day, Walker will be driving the snowcat, taking guests to the top of every run. By night you can find him in the cat garage making sure "Delta" is maintained and fueled up for the next day of skiing.