MEET TEAM EVERGREEN

No one in Japan guides like us! Evergreen has grown to where we can now provide quality tours & instruction for up to hundreds of people a day. We couldn’t have done it without the help of all our staff over the years – thanks to everyone who has been and/or is currently involved!

We have an amazing group of managers and supervisors who work to make the staff and client experience the best it can be, and the best support staff we could ask for! Our dedicated staff of enthusiastic, professional guides and instructors love the outdoors and showing the best that Hakuba has to offer. All staff are trained in their field of expertise and all are certified in First Aid & CPR. Contact us, we come from all over the world, and we are excited to be here and to guide you in the finest mountains of Japan, Hakuba’s Northern Japan Alps.

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Team Evergreen - 2011-2012

Team Evergreen - James RobbJames Robb – Canada

Evergreen General Manager / Senior Guide often seen wandering Hakuba’s streets at night with a turntable under each arm.


“Boo-yah-kah-sha.”

15 years guiding experienceB.A. in Physical Education and Kinesiology
Canadian Ski Guide Association: Level 1Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance: Level 2
Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors:  Level 2 Canadian Avalanche Association: Level 1
Commission Internationale de Canyoning (CIC) : Guide Module IIIMBA  Mountain Bike Instructor : Level 2 
New Zealand Rafting Association: Advanced River RescueInterpretive Guides Association Professional Level
Canadian School of Mountaineering Rock and Alpine CoursesRescue 3 International: Swift Water Rescue Technician
Tree Climbing Japan: “Tree Climber”International Rafting Federation (IRF): Trip Leader 3
Advanced Explorer First Aid & CPR (certified by Wilderness Alert Japan)Languages: English, French, Japanese

Team Evergreen - Mitsu KaeriyamaMitsu Kaeriyama – Osaka

Senior Canyoning Guide / Manager,  Lead BC Guide & Assistant AST Instructor.


“I love anything where I’m riding sideways.”

8 years guiding experienceAdvanced Explorer First Aid & CPR (certified by Wilderness Alert Japan)
Commission Internationale de Canyoning (CIC) Guide Module IICanadian Association of Snowboard Instructors: Level 1
JAN Avalanche Skills Level IRescue 3 International:  Swift Water Rescue Technician
Tree Climbing Japan: “Tree Climber”IMBA  Mountain Bike Instructor : Level 2
Junior High & High School Physical Education Teaching Certificate17 years snowboard experience – sponsored by C*LOVER surf & sports, PLAY design and Scooter
Languages: Japanese, English

Antoine GalodeAntoine ‘Jaja’ Galode – France

Canyon Guide /  International Schools Manager.


“I love crepes.”

6 years guiding experienceAdvanced First Aid & CPR (certified by Wilderness Alert Japan)
New Zealand Ski Instructors Association:  Level 1 Rescue 3 International : Swift Water Rescue Technician
Commission Internationale de Canyoning (CIC) Guide Module IICanoe/Kayak & Raft Guide
IMBA  Mountain Bike Instructor : Level 2Tree Climbing Japan: “Tree Climber”
Snowshoe GuideNordic Ski Guide
Languages: French, English, Japanese

Yukie SawadaYukie Sawada – Japan

Lake Manager, Sales & Canoe/Kayak & Mountain Bike Guide


“Let’s have some fun out in nature!”

5 years guiding experienceEOC Lake Canoe/Kayak and Mountain Bike Guide
Rescue 3 International Swift Water Rescue TechnicianAdvanced Wilderness First Aid & CPR (certified by Wilderness Alert Japan)
Snowshoe Guide Languages: Japanese, English

Team Evergreen - Troy ChurchillTroy Churchill – Australia

Evergreen International Ski School Administration Manager and Guide.


“Hakuba is truly beautiful all year-round! Four very distinct seasons with plenty of exciting activities to do. I hope to see you here!”

Commission Internationale de Canyoning Guide Module IIAdvanced First Aid & CPR (certified by Wilderness Alert Japan)
Rescue 3 International Swift Water Rescue TechnicianEOC Mountain Bike Guide
Kayak GuideCanoe Guide
Raft Guide Tree Climbing Japan: “Tree Climber”

Luke Smith - Summer 2015Luke Smith – England

Summer Guide & Snowboard Instructor.


CANYONING, RAFTING, CLIMBING (WALL & TREE), CANOE, KAYAK

“Live ‘as many’ days as you can like its your last, not everyday though, because let’s be honest, sometimes you need to just relax with a beer and watch the world go by”

Advanced Wilderness First Aid + CPR Rescue 3 International Swift Water Rescue Technician
BASI + CASI Snowboard InstructorAvalanche Skills Training Level 1 & 2
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Tree Climbing Japan: “Tree Climber”

Team Evergreen - Bill GludeBill Glude – Alaska

Guide/Avalanche Course Instructor/Avalanche & Weather Forecaster

Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center director Bill Glude has been studying snow seriously for over 30 years. His avalanche study began with practical, academic, and field studies under avalanche pioneer Ed LaChapelle at the University of Washington in the late sixties. He has been teaching avalanche courses since 1978, including full-time teaching for the Alaska Avalanche School and the Alaska Mountain Safety Center through the 1980s. With Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center, he has taught over 4,000 students throughout Southeast Alaska and beyond since 1995. He has initiated a number of research projects with his students. He keeps a sharp edge on his skills with consulting projects involving avalanche forecasting, training, and hazard evaluation.


“I’m a bit of a snow nerd.”

20 + years guiding experienceAmerican Avalanche Association Instructor
Avalanche Risk and Avalanche Control ConsultantWilderness First Aid & CPR
CAA Avalanche Skills Training 1 & 2 :InstructorInternational Kite Organization: Level 1 Instructor

Team Evergreen - James RobbJames Robb – Canada

Evergreen General Manager / Senior Guide often seen wandering Hakuba’s streets at night with a turntable under each arm.


“Boo-yah-kah-sha.”

15 years guiding experienceB.A. in Physical Education and Kinesiology
Canadian Ski Guide Association: Level 1Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance: Level 2
Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors:  Level 2 Canadian Avalanche Association: Level 1
Commission Internationale de Canyoning (CIC) : Guide Module IIIMBA  Mountain Bike Instructor : Level 2 
New Zealand Rafting Association: Advanced River RescueInterpretive Guides Association Professional Level
Canadian School of Mountaineering Rock and Alpine CoursesRescue 3 International: Swift Water Rescue Technician
Tree Climbing Japan: “Tree Climber”International Rafting Federation (IRF): Trip Leader 3
Advanced Explorer First Aid & CPR (certified by Wilderness Alert Japan)Languages: English, French, Japanese

Team Evergreen - Mitsu KaeriyamaMitsu Kaeriyama – Osaka

Senior Canyoning Guide / Manager, BC Guide & Avalanche Skills Training(AST) Assistant Instructor .


“I love anything where I’m riding sideways.”

8 years guiding experience15 years snowboard experience – sponsored by C*LOVER surf & sports, PLAY design and Scooter
Japan Avalanche Network (JAN) Avalanche Skills Level ISnowshoe Guide
Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors:  Level 1 Avalanche Skills Training Assistant Instructor (Japanese)
Commission Internationale de Canyoning (CIC) : Guide Module IIIMBA  Mountain Bike Instructor : Level 2 
Tree Climbing Japan: “Tree Climber”Rescue 3 International: Swift Water Rescue Technician
Advanced Explorer First Aid & CPR (certified by Wilderness Alert Japan)Junior High & High School Physical Education Teaching Certificate
Languages: Japanese, English

 

Team Evergreen - RobbieRobbie Chmelyk – Canada 

Backcountry Guide / Off-piste Guide

Robbie hails from the frozen peaks of the Alberta Rockies and has been snowboarding since the sports early days. Robbie spends his free time climbing and guiding from his base near the Canadian Rocky Mountains and will be returning to Hakuba again this winter for more powder adventures. With a true love of alpine ascents, rock climbing and split-board touring, Robbie brings a wealth of experience and shred-ability to the Evergreen team.

“Lets go ride some powder!”

6 years guiding experienceCanadian Ski Guide Association Level 1
Canadian Avalanche Association: Operations Level 1 and Active MemberCanadian Association of Snowboard Instructors : Level 1
Wilderness First Aid & CPRYamnuska Mountain Adventures: Rock Rescue & Ski Touring Courses
Mountain Skills Academy: Glacier Travel and Rescue CoursesAlpine Club of Canada: Member and Alpine Climbing Instructor

Robert Stöckel – Germany                               RobiStockel

Backcountry & Off-Piste Guide

With plenty of years of skiing and telemarking in the European Alps in Austria and Italy, Rob’s passion for skiing has lead him from his home in Germany to the Canadian mountains where we worked in the heli-ski and cat-ski industry in British Columbia. Living and working in the ski business and gaining his ski guide certs in both Austria & Canada, Rob is a fun-loving, dedicated ski guide and can be found on any given day ripping the best powder lines! With his partner and snowboard guide Fleur, they are the Evergreen’s dynamic duo!

“Point them & go!”

10 years guiding experienceCanadian Ski Guide Association Level 2
Canadian Avalanche Association: Operations Level 1DSV Skilehrer/Telemark (Ski-instructor Level 3)
DSV Skitouren Führer (Ski-Guide) Mountain Bike Guide
Advanced Adventure Medic (80 hours)Search & Rescue Volunteer, BC, Canada,
Languages: English, German, Dutch

FleurSimonsFleur Simons – Netherlands

Off-Piste Guide & Instructor

Super cheerful and always ready to shred, EOC’s snowboard meister, Fleur has been instructing snowboarding for 10 years and starting cranking turns in the Austrian Alps. Moving to interior British Columbia, Canada, Fleur furthered her career in instructing and guiding. This girls also rides mountain bikes and surfs a mean wave in the summer seasons.  Fleur and her ski guide partner Rob will be returning again to show guests the best powder stashes in the valley.

10 years instructing experience, 3 years guiding experienceSnowboard Landeslehrer (Snowboard Instructor Level 2)
Canadian Avalanche Association: Operations Level 1Hospitality Management Education Degree
Advanced Adventure Medic (80 hours)Mountain Bike Guide
Languages: English, Dutch, German

 

BC & Off-Piste Guide & AST InstructorTerry Eyland picTerry Eyland – Canada

Straight out of Quebec, Canada, Terry is equally capable on skis and his snowboard. As a Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI) Level 4 & evaluator and an Avalanche Skills Training instructor, he shines in his teaching roles both on and off the slopes. Once Terry tasted the powder and terrain of “out west” in BC, Canada, he re-focussed his career to the backcountry and mechanized ski industry and now is returning to Hakuba for more faceshots and to assist with Evergreen’s avalanche safety courses.

10 years instructing experience, 5 years guiding experienceCanadian Ski Guide Association level 1
Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors:  Level 4Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance: Level 2
Canadian Avalanche Association: Operations Level 1Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors:  Evaluator Level 2
Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors:  Race Coach Level 1Canadian Avalanche Association : Intro to Weather
Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors:  Freestyle Coach Level 1WMA Wilderness First Responder (80 hours)
Languages: French, English, Spanish

Antoine Galode

Antoine ‘Jaja’ Galode – France

Snowshoe & Nordic Ski Guide /  Assistant BC & Off Piste Guide / International Schools Manager.

“I love crepes.”

6 years guiding experienceAdvanced First Aid & CPR (certified by Wilderness Alert Japan)
New Zealand Ski Instructors Association:  Level 1 Canadian Avalanche Skills Training 1 & 2
Commission Internationale de Canyoning (CIC) Guide Module IICanoe/Kayak & Raft Guide
IMBA  Mountain Bike Instructor : Level 2Tree Climbing Japan: “Tree Climber”
Snowshoe GuideNordic Ski Guide
Rescue 3 International: Swiftwater Rescue TechnicianLanguages: French, English, Japanese

Yukie SawadaYukie Sawada – Japan

Sales Manager, Snowshoe Guide

“Let’s have some fun out in the snow!”

5 years guiding experienceSnowshoe & Evening Snowshoe Guide
Rescue 3 International : Swift Water Rescue TechnicianAdvanced Wilderness First Aid & CPR (certified by Wilderness Alert Japan)
Lake Canoe/Kayak Guide & MTB guide Languages: Japanese, English

 

Evergreen employs an ever growing team of professionally certified ski and snowboard instructors. We’ve got so many great instructors that will be leading lessons on the resorts, however here a just a few of our more veteran staff who have worked for us for multiple seasons.

Team Evergreen - Adam Harrington

Adam Harrington – England

Adam has been shredding the slopes here in Hakuba for over 4 seasons now, and he really shows his passion for snowboarding to his students. Adam and his partner Emilie do back-to back winter seasons in Hakuba and Australia every year to get in as much riding as possible! Snowboarding makes him really happy.

“Got faceshots?”

CASI Level 3 Snowboard Instructor & CASI Level 1 EvaluatorBASI Level 2 Snowboard Instructor
CAA AST Level 1 Avalanche SafetyActivity Outdoor First Aid & CPR

NealMartinNeal Martin – Australia 

A veteran of in the ski instructor world, Neal also has been skiing Hakuba for over 4 seasons, he loves skiing so much he works year-round as an instructor, working on the Australian slopes in our summer season. Neal is always happy to show his clients new skills while having lots of laughs along the way.

Lets go carve-up the Reisen course

25 + years instructor experienceActivity Outdoor First Aid & CPR
APSI Level 3 Ski InstructorEvergreen Ski Instructor Trainer

SeanHorneSean Horne – England/Japan 

Born right down the street so to speak in Omachi,  Sean also has been skiing Hakuba for over 4 seasons. Sean is one of the most dedicated skiers on the resort. Rain or shine you’ll always find Sean on his skis, he never misses a day skiing ! His legendary magic tricks also always manage to wow the kids and his enthusiasm is contagious!

Any day on skis is great day!

6 years instructor experienceActivity Outdoor First Aid & CPR
APSI Level 3 Ski InstructorEvergreen on-call Magician

 

Team Evergreen - Dave EnrightDave Enright – Canada

Owner / Director of Evergreen Outdoor Center and Chief Guide

Husband, father of 2, outdoorsman & environmental enthusiast.


22 years outdoor guiding experience9 years Ski Patrolling
Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) Level IICAA ITP Instructor and Professional Member
Canadian Ski Guide Association Level 117 years Backcountry ski-guiding and avalanche instruction
CASI Snowboard Instructor Level 2NZSIA Ski Instructor Level 1
Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors CANSI Level IAvalanche Control Team, Founding Member
Outdoor Emergency Care TechnicianAdvanced Explorer First Aid (certified by Wilderness Alert Japan)
Red Cross Japan CPR / AEDCapalano College Outdoor Recreation Management Diploma
British Columbia Mountaineering Club Rock Rope RescueCanadian Ski Guide Association Glacier Ropes Rescue
Recreational Canoe Association of B.C. Canoe Flatwater InstructorSwift Water Rescue Technicia
International Rafting Federation Trip Leader Class 4/5New Zealand Rafting Association (NZRA) Advanced River Rescue
Commission Internationale de Canyoning Guide Module III International Mountain Bike Association Instructor
Tree Climbing Japan Basic Tree ClimberHakuba Village Outdoor Meister

“We should try not to be complacent with the lives we are given and the jobs that we do and if we find ourselves becoming such then it is a time for a change.”

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Taka Photo for Card (OK)Taka Matsuzawa – Hakuba

Evergreen’s Tour Office Manager.


Born & raised in Hakuba, Taka knows pretty much everything there is to know about the area, the resorts and all the fun outdoor activities in the valley. He’s always happy and ready to assist our clients with their bookings, fielding questions and arranging some awesome adventures for your their in Hakuba.

“Hakuba is where it’s at!”

Wilderness First Aid & CPRLanguages: Japanese, English
Hakuba Fire Department : Volunteer FirefighterAvalanche Skills Training 1

Team Evergreen - Scott SandersonScott Sanderson – Australia

Evergreen International Ski School Director.


Welcome to Evergreen.

“I love skiing.”


Team Evergreen - Emilie FanningEmilie Fanning – Canada

Evergreen International Ski School Operations Manager.


Growing up in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada Emilie has always been drawn to the mountains. From her early beginnings coaching figure skating, to ski instructing, snowboard instructing and now an evaluator for the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors her 15 years of teaching experience naturally led towards her current position as Evergreen International Ski School’s Operations Manager.

CASI Snowboard Instructor Level 2CASI Snowboard Evaluator Level 1
CSIA Ski Instructor Level 1CAA Avalanche Skills Training Level 1
WFA Outdoor Emergency First AidNCCP Canada Figure Skating Coach Level 1

“Find me carving groomers.”


Team Evergreen - Troy ChurchillTroy Churchill – Australia

Evergreen International Ski School Administration Manager and Guide.


“Hakuba is truly beautiful all year-round! Four very distinct seasons with plenty of exciting activities to do. I hope to see you here!”

Commission Internationale de Canyoning Guide Module IIAdvanced First Aid & CPR (certified by Wilderness Alert Japan)
Rescue 3 International Swift Water Rescue TechnicianEOC Mountain Bike Guide
Kayak GuideCanoe Guide
Raft Guide Tree Climbing Japan: “Tree Climber”

Team Evergreen - MoeMoe Miyazaki – Japan

Evergreen’s Assistant Office Manager.


Welcome to Evergreen.

“How can I help”

EOC Summer Crew 2008
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