MEET THE GUIDES/COACHES

JULIE-ANN CHAPMAN - LEAD GUIDE / Owner/Operator of She Shreds Mountain Adventures

instragram: @sheshredsmountainadventures

Seven years ago, Julie-Ann Chapman created She Shreds; being the first 'all girls' snowmobile clinic in the world. Prior to this, Julie-Ann was once a professional snowboarder (2005-2010) that "converted" to a professional snowmobiler in 2011.

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Julie-Ann and her team specializes in teaching women to progress their skills on their snowmobile and now we welcome men to join us for clinics and guided adventures as well!  With a strong emphasis on backcountry safety, She Shreds provides one of the best snowmobile adventure learning experiences. She Shreds also provides avalanche safety courses in conjunction with the Canadian Avalanche Association.

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What do you like most about sledding?

It's most of the time an unknown adventure. You can plan your day of sledding all you want (its always good to have a safety plan) but you are always faced with something new and exciting. I love how its a bit of "the unknown adventure" every time!

What is so inspiriting riding with a bunch of girls?

Whenever you're out with a bunch of girls its always fun. Everyone tends to open up a bit more when there is no men around. No one to impress, no one to look down on you, no one to get mad at you and you can express being a girl in the most bad ass way. Being able to push each other to our next comfortable level on the sled with encouragement from other girls is an indescribable feeling! 

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Sledding in 4 words:

Rewarding, challenging, so fun, badass.

Most memorable sledding day?

Any day with a good group of friends when the sun is shining and the snow is belly button deep. The feeling you get when you return to the trucks safe and completely exhausted: so good.

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JANICE MCWILLIAM - Lead Guide

instagram: @jmcwilliam123

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Snowmobiling has always been a big part of my life - I can remember my grandpa's 1st snowmobile was a 1972 Bombardier Olympic - it was a tank! I would be riding around on it with my brother when I was 8 yrs old back in Muskoka, Ontario. At that time in Ontario, when you turned 13 yrs old, you could do a 2 day course to get your snowmobile license so that you were legal to make road and railway crossing. So my friends and I did the weekend course together and it was our 1st taste of freedom! Riding to school on snowy weekdays and on the weekends hitting the trails to go to different restaurants for french fries! Snowmobile Rallies, Poker Runs and Puddle Jump competitions! So much fun!

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When I moved to BC in 1996 it was obvious that mountain riding was where it was at!

With the intention of buying a sled for access to backcountry skiing - I never did put my skis on my sled - not once! The powder carves and face shots on a snowmobile are unparalleled! Instantly addicting! Although now, as life has a way of changing,  I take my 15yr old daughter sled skiing and she loves the access to fresh powder all day long! 

With years of riding experience on our local mountains in Pemberton BC, I am so excited that I now have the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with She Shreds Mountain Adventures clients! 

What do you like most about sledding?

I love the adventure! Whether you are exploring new terrain or you are in an area that you've been a hundred times - no 2 days in the mountains are ever the same!

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What is so inspiriting riding with a bunch of girls?

"Back in the day" I was always the only girl - If I saw another chick on a sled in the mountains I would ride right over and introduce myself. Now there are days when there rare no guys with us - girl power!! so much fun energy & team work! 

Sledding in 4 words:

Cheeks sore from smiling

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What do you look forward to most working with She Shreds?

I love to teach people riding (or getting unstuck) techniques that can make life easier. Also seeing the smiles on people's faces is just priceless! Introducing people to a sport that I am so passionate about is a dream come true!

Most memorable sledding day?

So many that it would be impossible to pick just one!!  


JESSY POIRIER - Tail Guide

instagram: @petitepoire

What do you like most about sledding? 

Snowmobiling is the only thing that sort of combines all my favourite things together.Encouraged and inspired by my dad and brother, I come from a motocross and ATV racing background. In the family, we've always had a passion for snowboarding, and a taste for adventure and outdoors. Which makes snowmobiling our favourite now! -"Getting up the backcountry, on your throttle pony with good friends, push your limits and have a good laugh, that's what's it's all about!" 

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What is so inspiriting riding with a bunch of girls?

Girls are empowering, nice and fun. The perfect recipe for a good day in the backcountry! I don't know why but girls like to push each other a little more than boys would (Mcnolty not included) haha. I find that having people encouraging me and showing me new things is always good to cross my own boundaries and crush my goals! ;) 

Sledding in 4 words:

Happiest place on Earth.

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What do you look forward to most working with She Shreds?

Julie Ann is such an inspiring person, she is a really good rider and she knows a lot about backcountry safety. Having done both my AST1 and AST2 as well as participating in the Jumps and Drops clinic with She Shreds last season, I know that I can still learn a lot from her and Janice. I also look forward to meet new people that I can maybe inspire like She Shreds does, as snowmobiling is a passion that must be shared.

Most memorable sledding day?

-"Every day is a good one, only your attitude towards it makes a difference!" :pI still have to admit that the day my boss at CFR brought me up Brandywine with all "THE BOYS" and Julie Ann was one I will always remember. Riding with some of the most influential people in the industry was awesome!


CHANTELLE BOUDREAU - TAIL GUIDE

instagram: @jackpot_photo

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BIO:

As a Sailor from Halifax Nova Scotia Chantelle ran west to whistler in 2011 to play snowboards by 2014 she managed to trade her motorcycles for her first snowmobile. Taking the floating from sailing and the motorsport from crotch rockets she has yet to look back to the regular lift lines life. She spends summer on 2 wheels and racing yachts to pass the time to get back on the frozen ocean of the back-country. The adventure continues !! BRaaaAAAPPPP !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you like most about sledding?

The unknown unpredictable days created / The strongest friendships built among-st the greatest and hardest times / The smell of 2 Stroke / Exhaust heated lunches / Pow time floating endlessly / The smiles with unstoppable giggles / Adrenaline / Fitness and strength from the greatest work out in disguise

What is so inspiriting riding with a bunch of girls?

The energy and comfort on a personal level. The room to grow and progress no matter the riding level. The pride and will to learn and accomplish. The strength we have together with no macho just girl power. Its truly explainable

Sledding in 4 words:

Comfort-zone Pusher / Anticipating Semi-Unpredictable

What do you look forward to most working with She Shreds?

More days of reward and pride of pushing ladies with progression, growing their comfort-zone with out them noticing. Seeing them grow so much with in only one day is so humbling and motivating. As well as the instagram posts after the clinic #nomoresquirrelforthisgirl !!

Most memorable sledding day?

To many to narrow it down. These days involve endless laughing.. sometimes blood sweat and tears / over coming fears / pushing it to the next level with personal goals or challenges / helmets full of snow / sunrise and or sunsets / Cabin fires with sleep overs / Peanut-butter melted all over my snow pony / tailgate brew and High Fives !

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