I was introduced to snowmobiling at twelve years old by my father. The sleds of that time were very primitive; requiring lots of body English to keep them right side up and a large supply of parts and tools to keep them running. Between the riding and repairing of our "sleds", a large amount of time was devoted to the sport and sledding became, and still is a bond between my father, brother and I.
After ten years of snowmobiling in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont with my father and brother, a friend introduced us to Quebec. Immediately, it was clear to me that Quebec was in fact a very special place. I was struck by the continuity and grooming of the trail system. I began to explore Quebec by snowmobile, learning about the many regions and the nuances of sledding in Quebec.
Over the years my passion for snowmobiling in Quebec has only intensified. In my view, there are a number of different feelings generated by a good day of snowmobiling. For example, sitting before the fireplace at the end of the day, recounting the day with people of different backgrounds and nationalities is one of many. The reaction of my friends as I introduced them to Quebec, confirmed for me that others shared my view.
Throughout the winter of 2003, I began to develop the idea of forming an enterprise for the purpose of marketing professionally guided snowmobile trips in Quebec. From the beginning, my goal has been to create unique and adventurous trips, with an emphasis on exposing our clients to the culture and activities that Quebec is renowned for.
A first class snowmobile adventure is built with many ingredients. An intimate knowledge of the region is a must for finding the best areas to ride. Knowing how to pick the best hotels and restaurants of the thousands available is important. Practicing and teaching safe snowmobiling techniques are critically important. Lastly, paying careful attention to our clients concerns and offering help throughout the process is a large part of what we do.
As a guide, my style tends to be laid back about most things, the exceptions involving issues of personal safety and promoting a responsible image to the non sledding community. My goal is to be flexible and show you the time of your life and I welcome real time feedback as to how you feel about the experience. I will likely interact with you in a casual manner and may even make a joke at your expense (feel free to do the same with me). I look forward to a great trip!
Memberships: Worldwide Outfitter & Guides Association, Club de Motoneige Saint-Raymond, Association des Motoneigistes du Quebec
American Council of Snowmobile Assocs., Tourism Saguenay
Experience: 40 years / 95,000 + miles
Languages: English, some French
Personal: Married 23 years with 2 children
Responsibilities: Primary English contact, guiding, business development
Snowmobile: 2012 Ski-Doo MXZ X etec 800 rmotion
Favorite Regions: Portnuef, Monts-Valin, Charlevoix & Gaspe
Interests: Family, cooking, business, fishing, reading, and politics