Meet Our Guides
Chris grew up in New England and moved to Colorado after University before he started sledding full time. He moved to Whistler, BC 10 years ago and currently lives in Pemberton. Chris will teach you anything you want to learn throughout the day. He really enjoys teaching people to become better technical riders and safer in the backcountry. This is not a typical guided tour where you follow your guide around…you will leave with new riding skills. As well as being stoked on your enhanced skills you will go home with heightened backcountry safety skills. Chris has over 150 hours of avalanche training, teaches avalanche courses and wants everyone to go home with a new level of Avalanche awareness. You can make it a private experience for your group for a fee of $100/day per person. This will guarantee that no outside riders will join your group.
KALLE “KJ” JOHANSSON
Slednecks’ star Kalle “KJ” Johansson will be your guide through his favourite backcountry riding areas. He grew up in Sweden riding sleds from a small age. KJ is super fun to ride with and you can learn a lot from riding with him. Like the other adventures, KJ will take you to riding zones that have something for everyone. Alpine riding with beautiful back drops, awesome tree riding, deep powder, descents, glaciers, natural hits, etc. This tour is for the intermediate to advanced rider. KJ has his Level One Operations and 80 Hour Wilderness First Aid certifications to help keep everybody safe. You can make it a private experience for your group for a fee of $100/day per person. This will guarantee that no outside riders will join your group.
British Columbia local Dave Dobson has been riding snowmobiles for the last decade. Exploring ice caves, carving up powder fields, popping natural hits and dropping the finest cliffs BC has to offer are all in a days adventure you won’t soon forget. David is outgoing and friendly and his fun-loving personality is contagious when you ride with him. His “Canadian” personality makes him a great teacher, from showing beginners the basics, progressing skills for intermediates, to refining more technical aspects for advanced riders.
David also has extensive professional avalanche and wilderness first aid training.
Tyler was born in Kelowna BC, at the age of 3 he moved to a small town in the Rockies called Elkford. Elkford had its own little ski hill and he started skiing at the age of three and thus began his love of the snow! When he was 15 his family relocated to Calgary, AB where he went to high school and as soon as he was done he started his journey west. Tyler spent three winters in Banff and a winter in Revelstoke before finding himself in Pemberton, BC. After a few years of being in Pemberton he discovered the amazing backcountry while working for the local Cat skiing operation and knew he had to get a sled so that he could access all the amazing terrain we have. One day while out riding with some Pros he discovered what could actually be done on a snowmobile. From that point on he started pushing himself and developed his technical skills. The following season he got noticed by the Slednecks filmer and hasn’t looked back since! He now rides in the Slednecks and 509 video series. “I love snowmobiling, I love being in the mountains in deep powder and I get to live in the best place in the world, Whistler.”
Tyler has his Level One Operations and 80 Hour Wilderness First Aid certifications to help keep you safe.
Christian Gagnon has an extensive background in Freestyle ATV. He was the 2nd person to flip an ATV in the world. He moved to BC in 2012 and started riding the backcountry around Whistler and Pemberton right away. Christian has spent every winter riding, exploring and filming with Slednecks. He is all about having fun and sharing what he has learned over the years.
Hometown: Pemberton , BC
Languages : French and English
Favourite things to do on a sled: Powder, jumps, drops, riding steep lines and having fun!
Christian is tail guiding for us currently and will be working on getting his certifications to become a lead guide.
Spencer grew up in the the Fraser Valley, at the age of 10 his parents purchased a cabin in the interior of BC along with a pair of sleds, going up to the family cabin during the winter and riding was always such a treat and after watching slednecks 9 it instantly became an obsession. For the last 12 years he has been riding the terrain of the North Cascade and coast mountain ranges honing his technical riding skills.
Spencer has a ton of energy and it’s contangious! He has his Level One Operations and 80 Hour Wilderness First Aid certifications to help keep everybody safe.