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About Us 2017-10-23T03:29:55+00:00

OUR AVALANCHE TRAINING INSTRUCTOR TEAM

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Trigger Point offers snowmobile specific avalanche training.  We believe that sledders see and travel in avalanche terrain differently than skiers.  Our instructor group is the most highly accredited in the business! We hope to share some of what we have learned with you and learn from YOUR experiences!

Amber Wood (Granter)
Amber Wood (Granter)Canadian Avalanche Association Professional Member – Head Instructor
Amber grew up on a snowmobile in Ontario. After completing university she quickly moved to Whistler and became a snowmobile guide:) Amber has guided and trained snowmobile guides throughout BC. She developed the BC Commercial Snowmobile Association in 2003 and spearheaded training standards and developing risk management plans for adventure tourism operations. Amber 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 has been teaching snowmobile specific avalanche courses since 2005. She holds an 80hr Wilderness first aid certification and maintains her Avalanche Association Professional designation by working as a Park Warden for Parks Canada and teaching recreational and professional level avalanche courses.
Chris Granter
Chris GranterCanadian Avalanche Association Professional Member – Head Instructor
Chris has been working in the avalanche industry for 18 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 15 years ago and his thumb hasn’t stopped itching since!
Adam Sherriff
Adam SherriffCanadian Avalanche Association Professional Member – Lead Instructor
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 18 years and began instructing 8 years ago.
 Jon Simpson (Simmy)
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 8 years ago with Golden Snowmobile Tours. 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 7 years ago.
Eric Brogno
Eric BrognoCanadian Avalanche Association Professional Member – Lead Instructor
Eric has been involved in the snow safety industry for 16 years. He is a senior team member of Mountain Safety for 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 snowboarded in the backcountry for 20 years and started sledding 7 years ago. Eric has been instructing avalanche course for skiers/boarder & sledders for 7 years.
Steve Scott
Steve ScottCanadian 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 10 years. Steve has completed the Canadian Avalanche Association Professional Level 2 course and maintains an 80 hr Wilderness First Aid certification.
Alex Giesbrecht
Alex GiesbrechtCanadian Avalanche Association Professional Member – Lead Instructor
Alex grew up playing in the mountains. He started working in the Avalanche Industry in 2007. He maintains his professional avalanche designation through his work as an Senior Avalanche Technician at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. The rest of the time, Alex explores the mountains on his sled and skis. Alex has been teaching AST courses for skiers for 9 years and has been teaching sledders for 2 years.
Shane Gunn
Shane GunnCanadian Avalanche Association Associate Member – Assistant Instructor
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 3 years.
Brodie Evans
Brodie EvansCanadian Avalanche Association Associate Member – Assistant Instructor
Brodie has acted as an “Avalanche Ambassador” for Avalanche Canada and is working to become an Active Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association. He has completed his Level 1 Professional training and keeps busy as a Pro Sledder (and several other professions) in the winter months. This will be Brodie’s 2nd season as an assistant instructor.
Canadian Avalanche Association Professional Members
Avalanche Canada AST Provider

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