Tyler has been roaming and exploring the hills and mountains of BC's interior as long as he can remember. Growing up in Vernon BC he started snowboarding at Silverstar mountain in the late 80's. His love for the mountains brought him to the kootenays 11years ago where he landed in the dream job working for Valhalla Powdercats. Having worked there from the beginning Tyler has done just about everything for Snowwaters sister company. From shoveling snow, answering phones, and cat driving to now, where he is a lead guide.
In the summer Tyler has been building his company Canadian Murals and has painted numerous large scale murals across Canada. CanadianMurals.com
Maria (pronounced "Mariah"), has been with Snowwater for 14 years. She is an assistant ski guide and oversees the business management of both Snowwater and Valhalla Powdercats in the off-season. After getting her BA at McGill University, she moved out west where she quickly realized that the seasonal lifestyle of forestry worker in the summer would afford her the opportunity to ski all winter long. She has worked as a canoe trip leader, wilderness first aid instructor, forestry worker, and ski patroller, where she met Patric. Certified by the CSGA and CAA, she is also a telemark and alpine level II ski instructor.
Jeff comes to us from Blackcomb helicopters as a heli ski pilot with over 11 years of heli ski specific experience. He has been a pilot since 2000, having worked and lived in the Yukon for 8 years. He has a wife and two young daughters and when he’s not flying – he’s fishing. He has been a fly fishing guide/pilot at Nimmo Bay for years. We are excited to have him on our team.
Melissa Cataford, is a Nelson born and raised local with an eccentric list of experiences with her massage work ranging from pets to palliative care and everything in between. Most of her work started as volunteer studying under RMT Christine Sutherland in the area. She's ecstatic to be blessed with a blissful winter job in the mountains covered in snow crystals. Travelling for three years with her massage work, Melissa has adapted to and adopted many forms of massage and energy work. She also has a line of elixirs working with plant medicines and loves to spend her time in the forest rain or shine for the views and wild plant foraging.
Born in the small hamlet of Sherwood Park Alberta, Cody made the move out to the beautiful town of Nelson BC in 2014. When he's not exploring the vast mountain ranges or enjoying the white sand beaches you can find him creating unique hand crafted cocktails behind the bar. Being a life time snowboarder his job at snowwater is a dream come true, his big smile and high energy seem to make you feel comfortable the second you walk in the door.