Your personalized heli-skiing experience begins when you contact our friendly and knowledgeable Office Team.
At the heart of GCH, you’ll find Maaike and Greg, heliskiers, office workers and dedicated owners that followed their dreams. Fortunately to us all, a big part of their dreams was to help you fullfill your own best ski/board powder dreams.
At the helm even before Maaike and Greg arrived, Deane is the spirit of adventure that guides you before your arrival. She knows all the details of the operation, inside and out. Count on Deane to solve any issue and answer any (heliskiing) question.
Since 2018, Brooklynn takes part, like a little Deane rhizome, to complete and extend Deane’s functions.
Growing up in the Netherlands Maaike’s family would escape the sea level flatness of her home to holiday and ski with her family in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Now she has it all in her backyard to share with her family in Golden. Maaike is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA), which combined with her Dutch heritage is a calculated asset to the company. Or, as her husband Greg likes to complain, “she has deep pockets but short arms”. You would also mistakenly think that she has short legs when watching her ski deep powder.
Greg is a go-West-young-man kind of guy! Growing up in Ontario while frequently travelling to compete Nationally with snowboarding, Greg consolidated his resolve with every Western trip that he would make Western Canada his home. However, “owning a heli-skiing business in Small Town BC is beyond even my wildest Ontario boyhood dreams” Greg said. Although he feels like his kids do not seem to know how good they have it, Greg says he is reminded of this every time he goes out into the mountains to heli-ski. “I know each time I go out (heli-skiing) or our guests go out, there is the potential to have ‘the best ski day of our lives’. It’s my job to make sure the company delivers this as many times as possible!”
Hundreds of guests have been welcomed by Deane’s friendly voice, and keep coming back because of her excellent trip and group organizing skills. She loves the diversity of our guests and sharing the details of the heli-skiing experience. Deane has lived in the mountains all her life and enjoys riding her motorcycle, camping/fishing and hiking with her family in the off season.
Brooklynn was born and raised in Golden BC. Her passions include film photography, reading and writing, and various other artistic outlets. She loves the small town mountain lifestyle and all that it includes. Great Canadian and Heather Mountain Lodge have always been a part of her life because her mother Deane has been with the company since she was a toddler. One could say we are part of her genetic make up! Partner, Max and puppy Lily complete her family life.