All of our staff are trained through the ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) or the CSGA (Canadian Ski Guide Association) and are Professional Members of the CAA (Canadian Avalanche Association). We all have current first aid certification and have trained and studied in the many facets involving ski touring and ski mountaineering.
Our priorities while out in the mountains with our guest’s is always first safety, second having fun, third find the best skiing & snowboarding!
We love what we do so much that when we are not guiding or teaching backcountry skills, you can find us off in the backcountry, ski and split-board touring with friends, looking for rad new lines or the deepest powder stashes!
DANIEL MILES MORTON
Founder of Northwest Mountain Experience
- Association Of Canadian Mountain Guides-Ski Guide
- Canadian Avalanche Association-Professional Member
- Canadian Ski Guide Association-Level 2
- Non-Urban Outdoor Emergency Care Technician
Daniel lives in Slocan BC with his wife Mary & their son Logan. He started his career as a Backcountry Ski Guide in 2001. With a strong passion for ski touring and exploring new areas, he has guided at numerous remote huts, lodges & venues from the BC Coast Range, Interior Columbia Mountains, to the Canadian Rockies. He has completed several of the classic ski traverses in BC, from Jumbo Pass to Bugaboos, Bugs to Rogers Pass, Rogers Pass to Mica Ck (Northern Selkirks), and traverses in the Rockies along the continental divide. A highlight of his career was working with a fellow mountain guide and taking 6 guests to the summit of Mt.Logan, the highest mountain in Canada at 5960m Yukon Territory.
Daniel has a deep respect and appreciation for the mountains and the wilderness environment. He promotes self-propelled adventures, eco-tourism, and teaches his guests & students how we can enjoy these areas and co-exist with our natural surroundings. His approach to guiding puts priorities to safety & good times, respect our environment & find the best skiing!
Mary’s passion for food started at a young age. It was a tradition in her family, and still is, to make jams, pies and tourtières in the fall for the holiday season. She also remembers looking at her mom’s cookbooks in her spare time and spending hours at the library looking at pictures of decorated cakes in the pastry section.
Mary’s chef’s career started at a backcountry ski lodge, where she was thrown in for a week of catering to replace a friend. She was hooked. She decided to attend a renowned culinary art school in Montreal and learned all about French cuisine. She brought those skills and techniques back to BC and continued her training at luxurious wilderness resorts, notably the Relaix & Chateau establishment Clayoquot Wilderness Resort on Vancouver Island and Nimmo Bay Heli-Fishing Lodge in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Mary as now been a professional chef since 2008 and specializes in cooking in remote settings creating wholesome healthy food made from scratch. She now focuses on working at small backcountry ski lodge in the winter and on boats doing expedition eco-tourism cruise in the summer.
Mary focuses on using local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients as much as possible. She tries to keep things simple by using the natural flavors and freshness of the food. She is constantly amazed by what she doesn’t know about food and is exited to continue the exploration.
Mary lives in Slocan, BC with her husband and son. They grow a lot of their own food and cultivate many fruits and berries.