Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Team

2018-2019

Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Men’s Team:

Peter Knight
Nick Elson
Travis Schiller-Brown
Joel Desgreniers

Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Women’s Team: 

Kylee Toth Ohler
Michelle Katchur Roberts
Lori Anne Donald
Marg Fedyna

 

Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Development Team:

Matt Reid
Scott Semple
Tyson Smith
Jean-Michel Voyer
Graham Suffield

Matt Ruta
Arnaud Cote-Boisvert

Courtney Post
Monika Ambrozaitis
Martha Burley
Caroline Reid

Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Youth Team:

Noah Schuh
Findlay Eyre
Ema Chlepkova

 

About Our Athletes!

 

Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Men’s Team:

Peter Knight

Training location: Edmonton, Alberta
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Individual
Profession: Mechanical Engineer in Training
Sports and Hobbies: Mountain Biking
Website/blog: knightisright.blogspot.ca
Instagram: @peteyknight5
Facebook: Peter Knight
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
ISMF World Championships Team Member 2017, 2015, 2013 
Wapta Traverse in a Day
Mount Columbia in a Day
Coming into the finish of a European race with the sun shining 

 

Nick Elson

Training location: Squamish, British Columbia
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Individual
Profession: Law Student
Sports and Hobbies: Running, Climbing
Instagram: @nicksethelson
Sponsors: MEC, La Sportiva, Petzl
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Racing at the World Championships and on the the World Cup in Europe.
Racing at the Pierra Menta.
Doing some long traverses efficiently such as the McBride, the Tantalus, the Spearhead and the Garibaldi Neve.
Doing some more technical ski mountaineering objectives efficiently such as Liberty Ridge on Mt. Rainier and the North Ridge on Mt. Baker.

 

Travis Schiller-Brown

Training location: Calgary, Alberta
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Individual or a long technical Teams Race
Profession: Exercise Physiologist/Coach
Sports and Hobbies: Ultrarunning in the summertime
Website/blog: www.mypersonalpeak.com/
Instagram: @personal_peak
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Skiing the Wapta Traverse with other National Team Members
Columbia in a day with other team members Spring 2016
ISMF World Championships team member in 2015 and 2017

 

Joel Desgreniers

Training location: Canmore, Alberta
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Sprint and the part where you go downhill in an Individual Race
Profession: Physiotherapist, Business Owner
Sports and Hobbies: Trail Running, Climbing, Skiing
Instagram: @joeldesgrenies
Facebook: Joel Desgreniers
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Commonwealth N couloir and Burgess Mountain couloir descent
Sharing a steep couloir in great conditions with friends
Skiing Mt Columbia in a day
The views skiing down Skyladder
Racing the Whitefish Whiteout for the amazing ambiance

 

Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Women’s Team:

Kylee Toth Ohler

Training location: Canmore/Banff, Alberta
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Individual
Profession: Home mom and exercise instructor
Sports and Hobbies: Mountain biking, trail running, scrambling
Instagram: @kyleetothohler
Facebook: KyleeTothOhler
Sponsors: Osprey packs, Julbo eyewear USA, Mountain Exposure
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Pierra Menta 2017
Verbier Switzerland 2015
Spring speed ascent of Mt. Columbia 2016
All the good powder days with awesome friends I have each season

 

Michelle Katchur Roberts

Training location: Banff/Kananaskis, Alberta
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Individual
Profession: Education and Hiking Guide
Sports and Hobbies: Running, Climbing, Eating, Cooking, Reading
Website/blog: stixnstonz.wordpress.com
Instagram: @Michelle_Katchur
Facebook: Michelle Katchur Roberts
Sponsors: Gear Up Sports Canmore
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Pierra Menta Race
Skimo World Championships
Mount Columbia
Jackson Hole Race
Touring in Chamonix

 

Lori Anne Donald

Training location: Nelson, British Columbia
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Sprint
Profession: Sports Medicine Physiotherapist
Sports and Hobbies: Mountain Biking, Whitewater Kayaking, Trail Running, Dancing
Website/blog: lorianne.ca
Instagram: @lorianne.donald
Facebook: Lori Anne Donald
Sponsors: Village Ski Hut, Whitewater Ski Resort
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Back country powder days around Whitewater Ski Resort
Ski Mountaineering World Championships 2017
North American Championships 2018
Asulkan Hut – Couloir and Glacier Skiing

 

Marg Fedyna

Training location: mostly nordic trails
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Vertical
Profession: analyst/organizer/athlete
Sports and Hobbies: cycling – hill climbs! Living & learning plant-based & raw food regimes
Website/blog: margsrace.blogspot.ca/
Sponsors: Fischer & Swix
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
My first skimo race at Castle Mountain Jan 2013
National skimo training camp to Asulkan Hut in Rogers Pass Nov 2013
Jan 2014 Wyoming Rando Round-Up (3-stages in 2 days with 15,000′ total ascent)

 

Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Development Team:

Matt Reid

Training location: Golden, BC
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Teams
Profession: Woodworking / Engineering
Sports and Hobbies: Cross Country Mountain Biking
Instagram: @mattreidmattreidmattreid
Facebook: reid.matt
Sponsors: True Outdoors, Kelowna Cycle
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
2017 Skimo World Championships, Italy
Monarch Icefield Traverse, BC
The Dogtooth Dash as my first ever skimo race

Scott Semple

Training location: Canmore, Alberta
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Individual
Sports and Hobbies: Ski Mountaineering
Instagram: @scttsmpl
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Wapta traverse in a day

Tyson Smith

Training location: Canmore, Alberta
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Individual
Profession: Coach
Sports and Hobbies: Skiing, Running, Cycling
Instagram: @tysonjmsmith
Sponsors: Rossignol

Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Backyard Ski Turns

Jean-Michel Voyer

Training location: Calgary, Alberta
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Individual
Profession: 3D Scanning Technology Sales
Sports and Hobbies: Trail running, back country skiing, climbing
Instagram: @jm.voyer
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Skiing around Chamonix
Monarch Icefield Traverse, BC
Cascade volcanoes

Graham Suffield

Training location: Canmore, Alberta
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Vertical
Profession: Hiking Guide, Stay at home Dad
Sports and Hobbies: Alpine Climbing, Bicycle Touring, Language Learning
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Mount Habel, my first ski mountaineering peak (so quick and easy to get back to Peyto Hut!)
Bugaboos to Rogers Pass Ski Traverse
Joffre-Matier-Slalok trifecta on the Coast

Courtney Post

Training location: Canmore, Alberta
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Vertical
Profession: Master of Counselling Student
Sports and Hobbies: Running, hiking, backpacking, paddling
Instagram: @court_post
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Competing in the SMCC Circuit 2017-2018 Season
Lake Louise Competition 2018

Monika Ambrozaitis

Training location: Calgary, Rockies, South Coast
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Individual
Profession: Inventory Analyst
Sports and Hobbies: Skiing, trail running, climbing, mountain biking, finding the perfect post adventure IPA, reading about my next adventure
Instagram: @mnt.moni
Sponsors: MEC
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
North Joffre Horseshoe
Mount Shasta
Watson Traverse

Martha Burley

Training location: Fernie, British Columbia
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Teams
Profession: Chef
Sports and Hobbies: Mountain Running, Telemark
Sponsors: Fernie Physiotherapy, Intuition
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Patrouille des Glaciers
Capps Glacier
Kackar Daglari

Caroline Reid

Training location: Golden, BC
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Vertical
Profession: Mechanical Engineer
Sports and Hobbies: Mountain biking, long distance bikepacking, trail running, triathlon
Website/blog: thetracklesstravelled.wordpress.com
Instagram: @crsonic
Sponsors: Kelowna Cycle/Rocky Mountain Bikes
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Competing for Canada at the 2017 Ski Mountaineering World Championships
Traversing the Lillooet Icefield
Skiing for two weeks on the Monarch Icefield
Skiing the Cascade Volcanoes
Racing against such inspiring athletes

 

Espoir Development Team

Matt Ruta

Training location: Golden, British Columbia
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Individual
Profession: Alpine Race Coach/Ski Tech
Sports and Hobbies: Climbing, Trail Running, Mountain Biking
Instagram: @matt_ruta

Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Steep Skiing in Patagonia
Twins Tower SE Arete ski descent
Mt. Sir Douglas NW Face ski descent
2018 Ken Jones Classic/Pan American Championships
Various Rogers Pass pow days

Arnaud Cote Boisvert

Training location: Orford, Quebec
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Sprint
Profession: Student
Sports and Hobbies: Adventure racing
Instagram: @Le.montagnard
Facebook: Arnaud côté boisvert
Sponsors: Blizzard, Scarpa, Karpos, Mountain Hardwear, Leki, Vélo café Endurance Aventure, Ski Uphill, Clinique Performance Santé, Julbo Eyewear, Mazda Magog, Naak bar, Xact nutrition
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Ken Jones Classic 2017
Climbing Monte Rosa

 

 

Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Youth Team:

Noah Schuh

Training location: Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Individual
Profession: Student
Sports and Hobbies: Trail Running
Instagram: @runningschuh
Sponsors: Julbo Canada, Xact nutrition
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
ROAM Ranonee Rally Individual race 2018
Lake Louise Individual 2018

Skiing the French Haig Glacier

Findlay Eyre

Training location: Canmore, Banff-Lake Louise Area, Alberta
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Individual
Profession: Student
Sports and Hobbies: Biathlon, mountain biking, climbing
Instagram: @quebefinnois
Sponsors: My parents
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Ken Jones Individual
Any skiing after a dump of snow

Wapta ice field

Ema Chlepkova

Training location: Bow Valley Area, Alberta
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Sprint
Profession: High School Student
Sports and Hobbies: Biathlon, cross country skiing, ukulele playing, and eating 
Instagram: @emachlepkova
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:

Pan American and National Ski Mountaineering Championships 2018
Six Pass Route, Jasper camping trip
Wapta Traverse
Saskatchewan Glacier and Colombia Icefields camping trip

 

 

 

Previous National Team Rosters:

National Team 2017-2018
National Team 2016-2017
National Team 2015-2016
National Team 2014-2015