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Shawn West

Lead Guide
, ACMG Certified Ski and Snowboard Guide

Shawn is an ACMG certified ski guide and a professional member of the CAA. He lives in the Slocan Valley of the West Kootenay with his wife Lisa and their daughter Rio. He has been climbing and skiing the mountains of Western Canada since moving to British Columbia when he was 21. Shawn started his career by building and running a remote ski touring lodge in the Valhalla Mountains. Shawn now divides his time in the winter between Heli, cat and ski tour guiding.

He loves snowboarding as well as skiing and will usually ride whatever his guests are on. He is a passionate alpine climber who spends his free time in the summer putting up new routes in the Valhalla Mountains where he lives. Shawn feels that any day in the mountains is a great day and can’t help but share his excitement with the people he skis with.