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Sterling Keys

Sterling Keys comes to Vancouver Island from the wilds of Alberta. Braving the prairie winters for over twenty years, he found the landscape to be a bit too flat for his liking and made his move west. Finally settling in the Comox Valley, he can usually be found putting up boundary lines, slinging bamboo from one location to the next, or getting some turns in before the sun has crested over the coastal mountains.

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Jan Neuspiel

Jan is a guide and avalanche forecaster who has spent the last thirty years guiding skiing and climbing all over the world with a particular focus on the Himalayas where he ran a helicopter skiing operation for more than a decade. For the last ten years Jan's focus has shifted to home here on Vancouver Island where his company Island Alpine Guides has assembled a team of the islands most experienced mountain professionals to deliver guided ski touring, avalanche skills training, mountaineering, rock climbing and hiking all over Vancouver Island and in the Coast Range. IAG programs offered at Mount Washington include guided half and full day back country skiing, backcountry performance camps and avalanche skills training. Jan is also the lead forecaster for the Island Avalanche Bulletin which delivers avalanche forecasts to backcountry riders on Vancouver Island.

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Eugene Chung

Eugene Chung, likes to ride stuff on stuff all over the mountain and post up what he sees on our Facebook and Instagram. Eug lives for winter and hibernates through the warm summer months. His favourite view is of trees whipping by. Eug is one of the more memorable personalities on Mount Washington; if you meet him, you won't forget him. If you think he's normal, ask to see his season pass photo collection. That pretty well sums it up!

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Gillian Clayton

Gillian is a marathon runner turned professional triathlete who won Ironman Canada 2012. She's also a new mama as of August 2013! She grew up skiing Mount Washington, & 20+ years later, she's still here. With training for triathlon & other endurance sports, Gillian finally learned that cross country skiing is the best workout an endurance athlete can find for the winter, & she fell in love with it. On epic powder days, you'll find her on the Boom chair.

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Miguel Strother has travelled from the palaces of Russia to the temples of Japan to the jungles of Indonesia and back again, writing and publishing all the while. He came to Mount Washington on assignment in 2007, tore some turns on Sunrise and, convinced he’d found Paradise, moved to the Comox Valley shortly thereafter.

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