Jeff Pensiero // Owner

A note from Jeff:  I am grateful for every powder filled moment I have had in the BC mountains since we started this business over...
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Joel McBurney // Lead Guide

Joel is an ACMG Ski Guide, with a decade of guiding experience. He has been involved with Baldface since the beginning, and never tires of...
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Colin Vyner // Head Chef

Colin grew up at base of the north shore mountains of Vancouver, snowboarding on Mount Seymour where his passion for riding began. After graduating high...
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Dee Manucia // Guest Services

Dee’s gypsy soul has taken her across the world. Camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, surfing, or just standing on top of a peak is...
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Andy Affleck // Assistant Guide

Andy feels blessed to have spent the last decade in the mountains year round. Fighting forest fires in the BC backcounty in the summers, but...
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Buff // Lead Guide

Buff is the founding guide at Baldface now employed by our BC government as the Senior Avalanche Officer. His name still appears on the roaster...
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Brad McBeath // Lead Guide

Brad is a simple man that loves the things that he feels are important in life. He spends all his time with his wife and...
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Mark Maarhuis // Assistant Guide

As a young walrus Mark always dream of catching a bigger seal. Finally his ship came in and he logged on to the Baldface team...
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Demian Whitley // Lead Guide

Demian is certified with the Canadian Ski Guide Association and a professional member of the Canadian Avalanche Association. He has been working in the ski...
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Andrew Hill // Second Guide

Andrew, who started at Baldface as a Homie many years ago, grew up in these mountains and knows them like home. He loves sharing this...
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Mitch McCambly // Second Guide

Growing up at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Mitch developed a love of the outdoors. He can usually be found snowboarding, canoeing...
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Graham Jones // Second Guide

For Graham, life is always changing but if there is one constant in his world it is the need to shred powder as often as...
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Devon “Jibber” Smith // Second Guide

Devon, a self-proclaimed jibber kid who grew up in lil ol’ Grand Forks just a couple of mountain hops west of Nelson, couldn’t be more...
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Dustin Lalik // Photographer

Dustin is a self-taught photographer with a focus on action sports, the environment, and travel. Originally from Australia, his first experience of snow was visiting...
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Dr. Michael Van Vliet // Doctor & Second Guide

Mike, who has spent 5 years on the Baldface team is a local emergency room physician who was born and raised here in the Kootenays....
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Jeff Spearman aka Homie J // Cat Driver

Jeff moved to Nelson when he was 11 with his family and had no idea the mountains could kick so much ass… Jeff started working...
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Dave Thomas // Operations

As operations manager, Dave (aka Goobs) wears many hats at the Lodge. Dave has been with Baldface since the earliest days as a cat driver...
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Our attentive and enthusiastic staff,

is devoted not only to your safety, but also to ensuring that you have the time of your life. Our goal is to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere from the moment you arrive. On the mountain on any given day you will find a hostess, a head chef, a sous chef, a garde manger, a pastry chef, two massage therapists, two housekeepers, a “Homie”, a bartender, a photographer, lead guides, tailgunners, snowcat drivers, and owner, Jeff, to ensure the refreshments are flowing and that everyone is happy.

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