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Shawn West

Director of Operations / Lead Guide

Shawn is an ACMG certified ski guide and a professional member of the CAA. He lives in the Slocan Valley of the West Kootenay with his wife Lisa and their daughter Rio. He has been climbing and skiing the mountains of Western Canada since moving to British Columbia when he was 21. Shawn started his career by building and running a remote ski touring lodge in the Valhalla Mountains. After many years guiding ski touring, cat skiing and heli skiing, Shawn now commits all of his time to guiding at Eagle Pass..

Shawn loves snowboarding as well as skiing and will usually ride whatever his guests are on. He is a passionate alpine climber who spends his free time in the summer putting up new routes in the Valhalla Mountains where he lives. Shawn feels that any day in the mountains is a great day and can’t help but share his excitement with the people he skis with.

Certifications: ACMG Certified Ski and Snowboard Guide

Current Place of Residence – Vallican, BC

How many years in the Industry – 20 years

How many years guiding with Eagle Pass – 8th season guiding with Eagle Pass Heliski

What makes Eagle Pass great – ' That's easy, the people who are Eagle Pass Heliski '

Favourite Run – Chute Out Ridge