Instructors

Amber Wood (Granter)

Canadian Avalanche Association Professional Member – Head Instructor

avalanche instructor, yamaha, pemberton ice cap, gas drop

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amber is a “retired” snowmobile guide (1998-2006) and has been teaching snowmobile specific avalanche courses since 2005.  She pursued her first professional level avalanche training in 2001 and continued on to become 1 of the first avalanche professionals trained in the industry on a SLED! Amber holds an 80hr Outdoor Emergency Care first aid certification and maintains her Avalanche Association Professional designation by working as a Park Warden for Parks Canada, volunteering on several different committees with the Avalanche Association and teaching recreational and professional level avalanche courses.

Chris Granter

Canadian Avalanche Association Professional Member – Head Instructor

Chris has been working in the avalanche industry for 16 years. He completed the Canadian Avalanche Association’s Applied Avalanche Risk Management course (Level 3) in 2012. As an Avalanche Forecaster and Safety Supervisor at Kicking Horse Resort, he is responsible for day to day avalanche related risk reduction. He maintains an unrestricted blasting ticket for avalanche control and an 80hr Outdoor Emergency Care first aid certification. Chris is an instructor in the CAA’s Industry Training Program where he instructs the sled based Operations Level 1.  He started sledding 12 years ago and his thumb hasn’t stopped itching since!

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Adam Sherriff

Canadian Avalanche Association Professional Member – Lead Instructor

avalanche instructor, CARDA, avalanche dog

 

Adam has been sledding since the days of the 670x. He is a Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Handler, Golden and District Search and Rescue Team Leader and Supervisor of the Kicking Horse Resort Safety Team. Adam maintains an 80hr Outdoor Emergency Care first aid certification, Rope Rescue Team Leader designation and holds a Blasting Certificate for Avalanche Control. He has been playing in the BC backcountry for 15 years and began instructing 6 years ago.

 Jon Simpson (Simmy)

Canadian Avalanche Association Professional Member – Lead Instructor

Jon started sledding in the late 70’s which is pretty good considering he was born in the late 70’s! He began guiding sled enthusiasts 6 years ago with Golden Snowmobile Rentals. Jon is a member of the Kicking Horse Resort Safety Team. Jon maintains an 80hr Outdoor Emergency Care certification and a Blasting Certificate for Avalanche Control. He began instructing for Trigger Point 6 years ago.

Eric Brogno

Canadian Avalanche Association Professional Member – Lead Instructor

avalanche instructor, ski foo, trigger point

Eric has been involved in the snow safety industry for 14 years. He is a senior team member at Kicking Horse Resort and is a senior team leader with Golden and District Search and Rescue. Eric maintains an 80hr Outdoor Emergency Care first aid certification and holds a Blasting Certificate for Avalanche Control. Eric has been instructing for 5 years.

 

 Steve Scott

Canadian Avalanche Association Professional Member – Lead Instructor

Steve is the Operations Manager and Head Guide with Great Canadian Snowmobile Tours in Revelstoke, BC.  He has been snowmobile guiding in Revelstoke and teaching with Trigger Point for the last 8 years.  Steve has completed the Canadian Avalanche Association Professional Level 2 course and maintains an 80 hr Wilderness First Aid certification.

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Alex Giesbrecht

Canadian Avalanche Association Professional Member – Lead Instructor

 

 

 

Shane Gunn

Canadian Avalanche Association Associate Member – Assistant Instructor

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Shane resides in 100 Mile House and is a volunteer with the Cariboo Search and Rescue.  Shane has completed the Canadian Avalanche Association Professional Level 1 course.  He has been an assistant instructor with Trigger Point for 2 years.

Francine Gomes

Canadian Avalanche Association Associate Member – Assistant Instructor

Francine resides in Pass Creek, BC and is a volunteer with the Castlegar Search and Rescue.  Francine has completed the Canadian Avalanche Association Professional Level 1 course.  She has been an assistant instructor with Trigger Point for 2 years.

Brodie Evans

Canadian Avalanche Association Associate Member – Assistant Instructor  

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