Our team of highly experienced guides are passionate about the mountain and sharing them with others in a safe, supportive environment. CMH is the largest single employer of mountains guides worldwide with over 120 professionals averaging more than 14 years of experience. Each guide has completed an 8-year certification process with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) or the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA).
Our guides have diverse backgrounds and engaging personalities with a contagious sense of adventure. They love what they do and are eager to share your excitement and show you a great time!
At CMH, we go beyond industry standard and offer additional precautions to ensure guest safety:
- Equipment – Each guest is supplied with a Mammut Barryvox Pulse transceiver, personal radio, and small backpack equipped with a shovel and probe.
- Guides – Our guides have an average of 14 years experience. Each group has a certified guide (ACMG/IFMGA) that leads the group.
- Avalanche Floatation Device – Interested guests may rent a Black Diamond or Mammut Avalanche Floatation Device (AFD) at the time of booking. Rental Program Details & Instructional Videos
CMH has developed a comprehensive snow and avalanche risk management system. This system includes:
- Procedures for collecting weather and snow information
- Snowpack structure evaluation
- Assessing avalanche hazards in the terrain
- Determining an appropriate skiing program tailored to on-the-ground conditions.
- Each area has a Snow Safety Guide operating separately from the skiing program who makes additional observations to facilitate informed decisions by the guiding team.
- Daily conference calls relay information to the Canadian Avalanche Association.
With decades of experience, Alpine Helicopters, has provided CMH with consistently excellent service. Alpine’s pilots are highly capable, experienced, and specially trained in our mountain environment. As active participants in our safety network, they monitor our guests’ compliance, and give a comprehensive safety talk around the helicopter just before the groups lift off for their first run.
Each area has an on-site helicopter engineer providing daily aircraft monitoring and maintenance to ensure they are in top flying condition.