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There is a sense of independence and reward that comes from venturing off into unknown terrain and taking on challenges that demand our full attention. It can be as simple as trying a new sport, a higher level of difficulty or travel in a foreign country. Whatever your objective, we are here to support you and ensure your safety.


Alpine Specialists brings together a network of skilled people that are quiet about they do, they are savvy and they are resourceful. Leading the team, IFMGA/ACMG mountain guide Craig Ellis has guided internationally, with extensive resources, knowledge and connections. He is comfortable in new situations and brings with him an uncanny wealth of information and a knack for finding the unexpected gem that makes each trip memorable.


The thing about Craig Ellis is that for 30+ years he has been scouting terrain from helicopters. If you don't mind adventure and are willing to try unskied lines, he's your guide.

Heli Skiing

Live a true Craig Ellis experience. With the freedom of a private group, Craig puts together a program of his select stash of rarely skied, weird and interesting links.

Split Board
Splitboard Touring

Join the Powder Owl for some silently scenic and epic riding. Heli-assisted or under your own power, ACMG splitboard guide Steve Zorn takes you to his cache of local gems.

Heli Assisted Touring

This is where local knowledge truly shines. From Revelstoke, heli-assisted days are a reasonable option to access excellent skiing. Lose the crowds.


Pretty much anything is possible with Alpine Specialists. Boat access rock climbing, obscure traverses, off trail scrambles, hike and fly — in addition to being an IFMGA mountain guide, Craig Ellis is also a professional tandem paragliding pilot.

Unique adventures, open spaces, unusual lines, circuits and places that are overlooked or unknown.

Tap into the mountain underground and do your own thing.

The options are unlimited.

“Craig is an exceptional backcountry ski guide, he has taken me into some of the most remarkable runs I have ever skied.  He is so chill and extremely knowledgeable about the terrain in Revelstoke, you never have to worry about Craig finding you something incredible even if the weather is variable.  Always pick Craig, he is the man, he is even a legend, look him up and find out for yourself.” 

Anthony Sarar, Account Executive, Google Cloud

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