Tyax Heli-Ski Guides Canada

Heliski Guides

You're in Good Hands!

Like the outfitters who first broke trail to the Chilcotins, our guides personify a sense of adventure, camaraderie and mountain wisdom. Not to mention rigorous training, Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) or UIAGM Certification and a photographic memory for hidden powder stashes.

Get to Know the Tyax Guides

Heli-Ski Guide Scott Flavelle

Scott Flavelle

Started guiding: 1979
Qualifications: ACMG
Home town: Whistler
Home resort: Duffey Pass
Other fav pastime: Paragliding
Favourite Tyax run: Deltron
Favourite skier: Calum Petit
Best witnessed wipeout: Every year
Favorite drink: Vino Tinto

Heli-Ski Guide James Blench

James Blench

Started guiding: 2004
Qualifications: ACMG/IFMGA MG Ski Guide
Home town: Tofino
Home resort: Mont-Tremblant
Other fav pastime: Surfing
Favourite Tyax run: Athena
Your favourite skier: Alberto Tomba
Best witnessed wipeout: Probably myself
Favourite drink: Margarita

Heli-Ski Guide Mat Valade

Mat Valade

Qualifications: ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guide
Home town: San Diego / Canmore AB since 1980
Home resort: none
Other fav pastime: Playing the guitar
Favourite Tyax run: Southern Cross
Favourite drink: everything

Heli-Ski Guide Phil Marchand

Phil Marchand

Started guiding: 2006
Qualifications: ACMG Ski Guide
Home town: Squamish
Home resort: Whistler
Other fav pastime: Surfing
Favourite Tyax run: Scotish Battlefield One
Favourite skier: The one having the most fun
Best witnessed wipeout: My own?
Favorite drink: Caesar

Heli-Ski Guide Conny Amelunxen

Conny Amelunxen

Started Guiding: 1997
Qualifications: IFMGA
Home town: Squamish
Home resort: Tyax
Other fav pastime: Climbing, Photography, Travel
Favourite Tyax run: Too many
Best witnessed wipeout: mid-Tomahawk
Favourite drink: Single Malt Highland Scotch

Heli-Ski Guide Alex Wigley

Alex Wigley

Started guiding: 2012
Qualifications: ACMG Ski Guide
Home town: Squamish
Home resort: Whistler
Other fav pastime: Climbing, Mountain Biking
Favourite Tyax run: Athena
Favourite skier: Homer Simpson
Best witnessed wipeout: Swiss Tomahawk to Suitcase
Favorite drink: Margarita

Heli-Ski Guide Glen Kaleka

Glen Kaleka

Started guiding: 2008
Qualifications: ACMG Ski Guide
Home town: Tofino
Home resort: Whistler
Other fav pastime: Surfing
Favourite Tyax run: The Woo
Favourite skier: Shane McConkey
Best witnessed wipeout: My own
Favorite drink: 12 yr old Scotch or a nice red

Safety & Gear

Our guides and our entire team are dedicated to your safety. And we provide exceptional Rossignol skis and snowboards for your skiing or riding pleasure.

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