MEET THE GUIDES/COACHES

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

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

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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

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BIO:

What do you like most about sledding?

What is so inspiriting riding with a bunch of girls?

Sledding in 4 words:

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

Most memorable sledding day?


CHANTAL BOUDREAU - TAIL GUIDE

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BIO:

What do you like most about sledding?

What is so inspiriting riding with a bunch of girls?

Sledding in 4 words:

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

Most memorable sledding day?