As soon as Shannon could walk her parents put her on skis. The Chocolate Moose kiddie park at Lake Louise Ski Resort became her stomping grounds. Over the years, Shannon dabbled in different competitive aspects of skiing including racing, mogul, big mountain, and shyly admits, ballet competitions. She quickly discovered her heart belonged to ski touring and ski mountaineering, seeking those endless powder turns in the backcountry with her passionate partners in crime.
“I just want to explore, discover, laugh, shred and come home at the end of the day to do it all over again!”
Shannon spent 13 years Ski Patrolling for Lake Louise, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, and ventured to the Southern Hemisphere to work as an Avalanche Forecaster at the Craigieburn Club field on the South Island of New Zealand. In 2007, she left the Rockies and moved to Revelstoke. In 2010, Shannon started working for Avalanche Canada as a Public Avalanche Forecaster and coordinates the Avalanche Canada Youth Program, which provides grade specific avalanche awareness to over 7000 students throughout BC and AB.
In 2016 she completed her Ski Guide certification through the ACMG and continues to work under all three hats.
Avalanche education and awareness combined with enabling people to have the confidence in decision making, the skill set, and enthusiasm for mountain sports and culture is what drives her.
“It’s all about the adventure and pursuing what you love.”