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Call (250) 531-0703 to inquire about availability or use the form below.

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By phone

Prefer to book your trip or course via phone? You can check guide availability or request more information by calling our office at (250) 531-0703



Media & Photo Inquiries

Looking for a snowmobile guide to help with film or photo requirements? We can assist with a variety of locations and requirements. Please contact our office.

Stock images are available for promotional and press use subject to prior review and approval from Elk Valley Snow Shepherds.


Justin Boehm

Lead Guide, Avalanche Education Instructor

Justin is an owner, Lead Guide, and our technical tree-line riding specialist. He started sledding out on the prairies of Saskatchewan before moving to Fernie, BC in 2006. 

 With a background in high alpine construction in both Fernie and Nelson BC, he is no stranger to working in challenging mountain conditions. Justin is certified as a Mine Rescue Technician, Occupational First Aid Attendant, Avalanche Canada Operations Level 1 and Avalanche Educator. When he's not slaying trout in the summer or playing with his three border collies, you can find Justin hunting for new lines to shred. He enjoys making big mountain powder sledding accessible to a variety of riders through skill development and mentor-ship while guiding.

Nicole Matei

Tail Guide, Photographer, Office Administrator 

Hunter gather of two-stroke cold smoke Fernie stoke moments, Nicole is the one who keeps us all organized and captures those epic sled shred moments on the mountain.

Not only is Nicole our resident powder princess, but she has worked as a Paramedic for 16 years, holds a diploma in Ski Resort Operations and Management, Avalanche Canada Operations Level 1, and is trained in emergency management, ground and air search & rescue. You will often hear her say that she "has been living the dream" as a ski patroller since 1999.

Watch for this rough, tough, creme-puff helping us out there on the trails this season.



martina halik

Avalanche Education Instructor, Guide 

Martina has over 14 seasons of experience working in the avalanche industry as a ski patroller, ski guide, and avalanche technician. Her goal every winter is to spend as much time as possible playing in the mountains both on skis and sled in the British Columbia / Alberta backcountry.