Mike Taylor

Mike owns and operates Canadian Powder Adventures, and combines this with part time employment at Kicking Horse Resort on the mountain safety team, as well as teaching avalanche courses to skiers and snowmobilers.  Mike has been working in the ski industry for over 20 years around the world including 9 seasons in Chile and Argentina, where he worked for CASA Tours as an integral part of guided ski/snowboard trips.  He's called Golden home for the last 16 years.  Mike is certified with OEC and OFA first aid, CAA Level 1 and 2, and is a professional member of the Canadian Avalanche Association.  During summers Mike works as a contract tree faller in the forestry sector.  In his free time he and his wife Claire enjoy mountain biking, camping, hiking, and of course, skiing. 

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Matt is certified with the Canadian Ski Guide Association, and a Professional Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association.  He has a broad range of skiing expertise, which is supplemented with his fully certified Level 4 accreditation in the Canadian Ski Instructor Alliance.  Matt worked 12 seasons in Portillo, Chile as Assistant Snow Safety Supervisor, and as a lead guide with their heli skiing program.  Originally from central BC, Matt has settled in comfortably as a recent transplant to Golden.  Matt radiates his love for skiing every moment, and is always up for that last hike, touring lap, or just one more run on the slopes.  Those wanting to sharpen their skills can take advantage of his profound teaching background.  


Ian Kirschner

Ian's spent many winters guiding for a multitude of operations, and now combines part time guiding with a full time avalanche tech position with the BC Ministry of Transportation, here in Golden.  He has an impressive ski touring resume, having completed several traverses in remote and heavily glaciated terrain.  Ian's contagious laughter and passion for the outdoors make every day memorable for his guests.  He has lived in Golden for 18 years, is a former senior ski patroller at Kicking Horse, and his certifications include ACMG Ski Guide, CAA Level l and ll, and OEC first aid.  Ian and his wife Brianna, are excited to be raising their wee boy, Crosby.


Lisa Roddick

Lisa has been skiing for 20 years.  It all began in the province of ON, and she intially taught skiing at Mount Molson in Petawawa.  She continued teaching at Lake Louise, AB, The Nevis Range in Scotland, and Revelstoke, BC, while earning her CSIA Level II.  She is certified with the CAA Level I and OEC First Aid, and is working her 8th season on the mountain safety team at Kicking Horse Resort.  Her summer work is as a Via Ferrata guide, and downhill mountain bike patroller (also at the Horse) .  She spends her free time traveling, ski touring, mountain biking, and whitewater kayaking with her husband James.