HostsPHILOSOPHY: To ensure an exceptional visit to our ski camps, all Hosted trips are guided and catered by our staff. While you focus on the turns and relaxation, your hosts routefind and take care of camp logistics. WAH hosts are passionate skiers/riders trained in avalanche forecasting, remote emergency care, and backcountry skills instruction. They are artful up-track setters, natural/cultural history interpreters, wilderness therapists, and gourmet chefs. On the trail, our hosts have intimate knowledge of the terrain and snowpack. They've been skiing up there all winter and got the place wired. Our hosts pride themselves on serving it up for the "earn your turn" skier or rider. We look forward to sharing a great ski outing with you!
I never imagined my quest for untracked powder turns would land me in eastern Oregon of all places. After two decades of earning my turns and visiting hut operations through out the western states, British Columbia, and even Austria the Wallowas found me. Combining that with my countless off-seasons outfitting on Snake,Salmon rivers, WAH has become a synthesis of those ski/river experiences to create a truly unique program. Along the way I have been certified by the National Ski Patrol (Nordic), Desert Mt. Medicine (WFR), Professional Ski Instructors of America (Nordic Downhill Level I), Canadian Avalanche Association (Ski Operations Level I), American Avalanche Association (Level III Ski Ops), National Interpreters Association (Certified Interpretive Guide).
Native of western Oregon, Victor "splits" his time between Mt. Raineer, Denali summers alpine guiding, and Wallowa winters. Rumored to be a closet skier, especially when board is in split mode. Victor spends more time sideways(snowboarding) showing WAH guests the ways of the 'split-ripper'. He holds a business management degree but prefers to seek secret powder stashes of the Wallowas. Victor is pursuing his AMGA certification. He has a WFR and Level III Avy.
Chris Sunny Edwards
"Sunshine" is upholding the long time honored tradtions of "migrant wave farming". Spring private boating the western states classic multi-day rivers. Summer boatman on the Arkansas river in Colorado. Autumn boatman on West Virginia's Gauley River. Winter in WAH's driveway shacked up in a shepards trailer, chasing the BLS (big line specialist) inbetween trips. Chris has attained his WFR and Level III Professional Avy.
Mace grew up in Golden Colorado where he learned to ski at quite a young age. He began to venture outside the gates in his mid teens and never looked back. While earning his Bachelor degree in Environmental Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango CO, he continued to push his skills and knowledge earning his turns in the San Juan Mountains. He has skied across the globe from bottomless powder in Japan to the Himalaya where he helped start a ski school in Gulmarg Kashmir. He has earned his Avalanche Level I and level II certifications with AIARE, as well as his Level III certification through American Avalanche Institute. When Steve isn’t skiing he spends his time guiding raft trips on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon as well as on the Arkansas River In Colorado.