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Melissa Makepeace

Melissa Makepeace

Mel is a ski guide, business owner, and avalanche education instructor based in Fernie BC. Since 2008, she has made skiing her career. From her beginnings as a ski patroller she has since worked all over the world guiding ski touring, cat-skiing, and heli-skiing. As a member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, Mel loves the variety in her work, from ascending 10,000 human-powered feet in a day, to descending 50,000 heli-accessed feet in a day. Mel now owns Mountain Addicts - Guiding and Instruction, a perfect outlet for her desire to get everyone out in the mountains safely, and she is particularly passionate about encouraging women to get out there. “I love facilitating a journey to confidence and independence in mountain travel in women.”

Hometown: Fernie, BC

Favorite Mountain: Fernie Alpine Resort

Ski of Choice: Nomad LITE

Fun Facts

Mel owns her our guiding company, Mountain Addicts, where she offers private mountain guiding as well as teaching AST courses

In the summers Mel spends most of her time hanging around the granite cliffs of Squamish BC where she is the operations manager and instructor for Squamish Rock Guides.

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