The Skeena Team
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The Faces Behind Skeena
At Skeena Heliskiing, we are as experienced as we are friendly.
We believe the skiing experience and how much fun you are having is not only made up of how good the snow is but also determined by the people that surround you.
We are super thankful to be able to spend the winter months here in the BC wilderness with the best group of people.
We love our staff, they are all part of our big family and we hope that they also add to your heliskiing experience with us.
President & GM
Martin grew up in the Swiss ski resort of Meiringen-Hasliberg. He is an enthusiastic skier, snowboarder & mountain biker, and has skied in many places around the world. His passion for the outdoors, sports and travel sets his standard high for ski vacations, which is what we do at Skeena Heliskiing.
Martin worked for more than a decade at Scott Sports in marketing, events & product management. His past experience has created the ideal teammate for Skeena. He is knowledgable with our equipment, companies, and the evolving world of sports.
He has lived in the Kispiox Valley just 40 minutes from the Bear Claw Lodge since 2011.
Martin is fluent in German, English and French.
Born and raised in an Austrian ski village, Robert has been on skis since the age of three. After finishing his ski instructor and guiding certificates, the search for endless powder made him move to Canada in 1994 - where he has guided heli skiers ever since.
Skiing and guiding at numerous operations in BC and Alaska gave Robert a good understanding of how to put together a great heli skiing program. The promise of exploring new terrain, combined with the relaxed atmosphere at Skeena Heliskiing, brought Robert here.
Robert and a group of Canadian downhill racers still hold the world record for the most vertical feet skied in one day.
Martin, known by everyone as 'Kitzi', was born in Austria & started skiing at the age of 3. Fully committed to the skiing cause, he completed & became a fully certified Austrian ski instructor, ski guide & ski coach.
Kitzi has been working in the ski industry for over 25 years & moved to Canada to become a heli-skiing guide in 1999. During this time until he started guiding for Skeena Heliskiing, he worked at Mike Wiegele, Pantheon and Klondike Helicopter Skiing.
Kitzi never really stops skiing, he basically skis all year. After the heli skiing season, he is a ski coach working in New Zealand or Australia during the summer & in Sweden & Austria during the fall.
Lee started skiing in Australia in his late teens at Mt Buller. Later he went on to St. Anton in Austria were he spent over 10 winters. We are sure that the snow quality and mastering the German language were not the only reasons for his extended stay. Nevertheless, he completed his ski guiding courses in Austria and moved over the Atlantic to discover Canada. Lee started guiding at Big Red Cats and later at Mike Weigele Heli-Skiing.
After spending 8 years in Rossland, Lee now lives in Smithers and is a first class carpenter during the summer. Lee loves Vegemite, the Richmond Tigers and the colour green.
Born on the west coast of BC, Daryl inherited a great love of the mountains from his parents. He has been a guide & member of the ACMG for over 30 years & continues to enjoy sharing the magic of the mountains with anyone who wishes to experience it. Guiding since the early days of heli skiing & being involved of every aspect of the business, Daryl knows what it takes to make a great ski experience.
A chance telephone conversation & a similar vision of what heliskiing can be, brought Daryl to Skeena Heliskiing. Intimate groups, commitment to safety and service & the exceptional family atmosphere of Bear Claw Lodge were the right combination to lure him North.
Daryl also guides ski touring in Whistler, is active in the local mountain rescue community & lives a portion of the year on of Vancouver Island. He enjoys sea kayaking, fishing, expedition whitewater rafting and, of course, mountain biking.
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Craig has been with Skeena Heliskiing since its inception and has over 10,000 hours of flying time. His local knowledge and experience with our heliskiing operation ensures that our clients access the best possible terrain for the conditions.
A local from Terrace BC, Craig has a love for all engines from the smallest to the biggest ones. His favourite mode of speedy transportation during the winter months is his beloved "Enticer" snowmobile (circa 1971).
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Lodge Manager, Chef, Horse Wrangler & more! (In blue)
Super woman! Ex-doctor in training, reality TV super star, rodeo rider, basketball coach, professionally trained chef.....we don't believe there's anything Kaleigh can't do!
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Gene and Joy Allen
Gene and Joy Allen
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Sous-Chef (In black)
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Director - Sales & Marketing
Tim could be referred to as a “professional ski bum” who has managed to turn his passion into a career. Born in Adelaide, Australia, and spending his childhood near Washington DC, Tim started skiing the East Coast, then got a taste for big mountains in his teens while skiing the Alps.
After studying tourism management, his enthusiasm blossomed into an obsession. He has worked in ski resorts in Colorado, Utah, British Columbia, Alberta, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand! Over one nine-year stretch, Tim managed to rack up 18 back-to-back seasons by bouncing back and forth between hemispheres.
Tim has ridden over 150 ski resorts around the world, including heli ski trips in Alaska, New Zealand and the BC interior. In Canada, he previously worked as the Marketing Director for Great Canadian Heli-Skiing and Bella Coola Heli Sports, as well as an operation in Alaska. So if you want to know how Skeena compares to other operations, Tim is a great person to ask and will give you an honest answer.
to have a powder smile like his this is what you need to do...
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