WELCOME TO ATLIN
Meet our enthusiastic and professional AHS team that will ensure that your stay with us will be memorable, safe, fun and addictive.
CEO & Ops manager
Languages: German / English &
André was born and raised in Switzerland where he started his early career as a travel agent and tour operator. Many years and careers later André became commercial helicopter pilot and shares his time between the Yukon and Switzerland. Where ever he finds mountains and skiing, life is good. Skiing, especially with his kids, is his big passion. No wonder AHS is André's home today.
Languages: German & English
Josi was born and raised in St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria. He was born into a long line of ski enthusiasts. His great-uncle, Peppi Jennewein was a world cup ski racer in the 1930’s. St. Anton, known as the ‘Cradle of Skiing’, being the heart of the Arlberg boasting 700 Km of back country terrain is where Josi began his career as professional ski instructor and ski guide in 1991. Earning his qualifications of Staatlich gepruefter Skilehrer und Skifuehrer at the keen age of 23. In his early years, Josi traveled to America and Canada with his mountaineer friends, traveling, climbing, kayaking and mountain biking all over the West coast including British Columbia , Yukon and Alaska. It was no wonder living in Canada would become a dream for Josi. He started to ski for Klondike Heli ski in 2004, he knew that heliskiing in the coastal mountains around Atlin was the advancement his career needed. With over 25 years of experience safely guiding guests in the Arlberg, Josi’s professionalism and expertise showed, allowing him to become a Lead Guide for Klondike Heli Ski. There he spent 7 years as a Lead Ski Guide and Customer Service oriented professional. Josi became a Canadian resident after marrying his wife, Tara, who shares the same passion for the mountains and skiing. They also share a spirit for entrepreneurship owing a popular little Mexican restaurant in Whitehorse, Yukon. Josi is no doubt a talent in the mountains, though, he’s also known to make a darn good burrito. With an extensive knowledge of the Atlin tenure, Josi looks forward to share this beautiful area with all the AHS guests.
SKI SHOP & LOGISTICS
Shayne, somehow is our true Yukon snow man. With over 27 years experience in the snow industry and guiding in Atlin since 1993. Nobody knows all the hidden treasures, where to find the pure, white Klondike gold better than him. Shayne is not only an Canadian Ski guide and snowboard instructor, he also holds a professional certification as an avalanche tech and blast controller, besides advanced wilderness first aid, mountain weather and other useful certifications.
When ever Shayne is not guiding, he is a team member of the avalanche safety and blasting on the Whitepass road or he provides and teaches courses to public backcountry enthusiast, RCMP, Canadian Rangers, search and rescue teams, high schools or mining operations.
Shayne bridges his winter to winter season with fly fishing, climbing or mountain biking, mostly in the Atlin area.
Shayne is very keen in sharing his personal passion and is much looking forward enjoy some good powder with all our guests.
Languages: German / English
Paul is a Tyrolean mountain guide who has traveled the world and climbed many peaks. He has already climbed all Seven Summits - the highest peaks on the continents. He has done expeditions in the ice deserts of the Arctic and Antarctic and he loves the snow. Grew up skiing in Tyrol and knows all kinds of outdoor business. Paul is a former trainer of the Austrian mountain / ski guides, as well as the Tyrolean mountain rescue. He also made his snow knowledge available to the avalanche commission and worked as a photographer and film producer for Pro Sieben TV. Countless hours of experience in all areas of alpinism were critically questioned by him - paired with hard work, training and perfect equipment, Paul was also in the top league of extreme alpinism. In four decades, to be accident-free while mountaineering and skiing and to always bring his guests home safely is his greatest success. That certainly requires luck, but also good leadership. Extreme sports are now ticked. In the future “enjoyable, stress-free mountaineering and skiing” is his new motto. At Atlin Heli Sports, as heliskiing lead guide, Paul will be able to ski exactly according to his ideals. His guests are also looking for a skiing and winter experience in the untouched nature and avoid the intoxication of steepness with high risk.
Mitch is the "Swiss Army Knife" at AHS. Mitch makes sure that what ever needs to be done, will be done ;-) A real mountie you can count on!