Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Team

2018

Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Women’s Team: 

Kylee Toth Ohler
Michelle Katchur Roberts
Lori Anne Donald
Marg Fedyna
Caroline Reid

Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Men’s Team:

Peter Knight
Nick Elson
Travis Brown
Joel Desgreniers
Matt Reid

Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Youth Team:

Marcus Zamzow
Tom Stephen

Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Development Team:

Arnaud Boisvert
Adam Campbell
Stano Faban

 

About Our Athletes!

 

Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Women’s Team:

Kylee Toth Ohler

Training location: Canmore/Banff
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
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: Whitewater, Nelson, BC
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:
Ski Mountaineering World Championships – Individual, Sprint and Relay Events
National Championships
Backcountry powder days around Whitewater
Asulkan Hut Trip

 

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)

 

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

 

Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Men’s Team:

Peter Knight

Training location: Edmonton
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:
2017 World Championships Vertical race
2017 Steep Dreams Vertical and Individual
2016 Whitefish Whiteout
2013 World Championships Individual race
2013 Canadian National Championships

 

Nick Elson

Training location: Squamish
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/Rocky Mountains
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Individual
Profession: Exercise Physiologist/Coach
Sports and Hobbies: Trail Running, Cats
Website/blog: www.mypersonalpeak.com/
Instagram: mypersonalpeak
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Wapta Traverse FKT with Melanie Bernier (Peyto-Sherbrooke – 5:50)
Columbia in a day with other team members Spring 2016
ISMF World Championships team member in 2015 and 2017

 

Joel Desgreniers

Training location: Canmore
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Sprint
Profession: Physiotherapist, Business Owner
Sports and Hobbies: Climbing, Trail Running
Instagram: @joeldesgrenies @skiuphill
Facebook: Joel Desgreniers
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Commonwealth N couloir descent
Burgess Mountain couloir descent
Skiing Mt Columbia in a day
The views skiing down Skyladder
Racing the Whitefish Whiteout for the amazing ambiance

 

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

 

 

Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Youth Team:

Tom Stephen

Training location: Canmore and Lake Louise
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Individual
Profession: Student
Sports and Hobbies: Cross Country: ski, run, ride
Instagram: xctom
Sponsors: Fisher and Swix
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Wapta
Vert 180
Panorama Steep Dreams
Castle Mountain Ski Mountaineering Race

 

Marcus Zamzow

Training location: Sunshine and around where I live
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Individual
Profession: Student
Sports and Hobbies: Mountain biking, Hiking, Archery
Instagram: marcuszamzow
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Watching the Sprint races
Skiing in the powder after the vertical race last year
The international skimo youth camp in Austria
Watching the awards after races
Finishing the Ken Jones classic the first year I raced even though I was sick the entire time

 

Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Development Team:

Arnaud Cote Boisvert

Training location: Orfors, 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

 

Adam Campbell

Training location: Kananaskis, Alberta
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Individual
Profession: Lawyer
Sports and Hobbies: Trail running, climbing and cooking
Website/blog: alpinebureau.ca
Instagram: adamo1979
Facebook: adam.campbell.58
Sponsors: Arc’teryx, Clif Bar, Petzl, Tulson Tolf, 5 Peaks
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Anything that combines speed, long days out and aesthetic peaks along the way.
Powder days with good friends is also always a winner!

Stano Faban

Training location: Coast Mountains, Selkirks
Favourite Skimo Discipline: Teams
Profession: Web developer, Hiking guide
Sports and Hobbies: Cycling, Hiking, Running, Learning, Reading, Trying new things
Website/blog: SkinTrack.com
Instagram: @skintrack
Facebook: SkinTrack
Top Ski Mountaineering Experiences:
Loosing a race by only 5 sec to a good friend
Various multi-day ski traverses in Canada
Skiing Muztagh Ata (7,546m)
Racing at multiple World Champs
Many adventurous days with great people