Program Director - Chris Dyck
Chris has been professionally involved in the guiding industry since 1993. He is currently an Active Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association, and an instructor of their Avalanche Safety Training Program. Chris is also certified as a Rope Rescue Team Leader through the Provincial Emergency Program and as an instructor for the BC Cave Rescue team. This background in emergency services and avalanche safety has contributed to Chris' work as a professional ski patroller and instructor/director of Outdoor Leadership at Columbia. Chris has a Bachelors Degree in Religion and a Masters Degree in Outdoor Education. He is happily married with three adventurous kids. Chris loves back-country skiing, and downhill mountainbiking.
Technical Skill Instructors
Our strength lies in the quality, experience and certification of our technical skill instructors. Each of our instructors is a nationally or provincially certified expert in their field. What this means to you is that you're trained by the very best! These individuals are highly qualified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, the Canadian Avalanche Association, the Association of Canadian Sea Kayak Guides, Whitewater Canada, and the Provincial Emergency Program Search and Rescue to name a few.