Stefan is long-time resident of the West Kootenays where he has lived in and around Nelson and the Slocan Valley. He is also familiar with other parts of British Columbia. Stefan traveled a lot, and stayed in all sorts of places from hostels to fancy hotels. He loves to meet new people from around the globe, and share with them his enthusiasm and knowledge about Slocan and the surrounding areas.
Born in Bavaria, Germany, Stefan immigrated to Quebec in 1983. He lived there for 6 years and became fluent in French. Craving a return to big mountains, he moved to British Columbia. Here he was able to put his carpentry and ski mountaineering skills to use. Stefan is a Canadian Ski Guide Association certified Lead Heli-Ski Guide, mentor, and instructor. He has guided for several Heli-skiing operations in the last 15 years, and is now Lead Guide at Kingfisher Heliskiing in Vernon, BC. Once the ski season is over, Stefan begins a busy season of building in the region. Adept at anything from rough carpentry to creating fine furniture or building stylish homes, Stefan dedicates many hours of his skills to the Blue Moon.
Stefan can comfortably communicate with you in English, French, German and Spanish. Stefan will happily inform you of all there is to do in the area and help you with directions to get wherever you want to go.