About Us

Snowy Mountain Alpine Tours is a mountain adventure travel company based in Clearwater and Blue River, British Columbia, Canada. Specializing in guided backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering, avalanche safety training and hiking in the Columbia and Rocky Mountains of Western Canada. Our primary focus is to provide world- class powder skiing experiences from our backcountry lodge deep in the Cariboo Mountains near Blue River, BC.

Guides/Owners

Dana Foster

Born and raised in the North Thompson Valley Dana does not remember life before skiing, starting right from the toddler stage and growing up by the local ski hill set her on course. After she became the first North American woman to pass the ACMG ski guide courses and exams on telemark equipment- she discovered it didn’t matter. Dana has diverse experience in guiding heli-skiing, cat skiing, ski touring and ski mountaineering and she has guided numerous wilderness hiking trips in several western Canada mountain ranges. Dana just loves powder skiing and is stoked to have her homeschool daughter Astrid out in the mountains more on the big girl powder skis for 2016. One of Dana’s greatest strengths is taking her guests on cool fun ski lines and seeking out the best snow for the day. She is passionate about snow science, terrain and avalanche study- teaching the AST level 2 is a highlight for her every winter.

Steve Ludwig

Steve has been active in the mountains since he was a teenager. He chose to pursue teaching and guiding at an early age and passed his ACMG Assistant Ski Guide Exam in 1982. He has Guided for many different organizations and in every mountain range in Western Canada. Steve has had an instrumental role in developing teaching methodologies for Telemark and Nordic Skiing and served as National Technical Director and Demo Team Member for the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI). Mountain Skiing and Hiking are great passions for Steve and he continues to work teaching in these fields. His lifetime of wilderness skiing and travel enables him to provide an exceptional experience even for the most well traveled Guest.