About Us

About Us
Perfectly positioned: epic terrain that’s easy to get to.

Location

Backcountry Snowcats’ tenure is based on the Hurley Pass, in the stunning South Chilcotin Mountains just a 1/2 hour north of Whistler or 2 1/2 hours drive from Vancouver on the Sea to Sky Highway.

More information about getting here can be found in our Trip Planning page.

About Us
Passionate mountain people.

Staff & Guides

Our staff and guides are all very experienced in the backcountry and love sharing this wonderful winter playground with our guests.

Reg & Kathy Milne, Founders

Reg & Kathy Milne have lived in the mountains all their lives and love to share this magical winter playground with people from around the world. They are always keen to hear about your trip and to try make your experience better.

Chris Atkinson, Head Guide

An Internationally Certified Mountain Guide (ACMG/IFMGA), Chris has been ski-guiding for twenty years. Based in Squamish, BC, Chris has a broad and diverse range of experiences from heliskiing in Canada and New Zealand, to ski-touring in the Alps, filming in Norway, and ski-mountaineering in South America, Asia, and Alaska.

Chris has guided at many great ski locations in British Columbia and knows where and when to find the best snow. Whatever your level of skiing, Chris will maximize your time and guarantee you’ll have an outstanding alpine experience.

Conny Amelunxen, Lead Guide

Conny holds an Alpine Guide and Ski Guide Certificate and is Internationally Certified Mountain Guide (IFMGA/UIAGM). He guides and instructs on rock and in the mountains in the summer. In the winter he guides at Backcountry Snowcats and ice climbing trips, as well as instructing avalanche courses and consulting and managing avalanche control programs throughout the world. Conny is also a certified Occupational First Aid Technician, rescue diver, and instructor of improvised high angle rescue and orienteering.

Jay Reynolds, Operations Manager and Tail Guide

Jay, aka Jason Reynolds, is our regular tail guide and Operations Manager. An ex-ski racer, Jay has been with Backcountry Snowcats since the very first day. He knows our terrain inside and out and is the best guy to ask if you are looking for the deepest and most adventurous lines. Jay is currently working on his ACMG and CAA Level 2 certification. Jay and his family live in Squamish.

Andrew Walsh, Cat Driver

Andrew is a long time Whistler local and has extensive backcountry experience as a Whistler pro-ski patroller, groomer, avid mountain biker, and snowmobiler. He brings to the team a great humour and big passion for the backcountry.