Wayne grew up in Canada in the idyllic surroundings of the Rocky Mountains and started skiing at the age of 8. Ten years later he began his professional involvement with skiing and it has been his livelihood ever since. He came to Val d'Isère in the early 80's with his Canadian ski teaching qualification. After several years of guiding and teaching he gained his French "Moniteur de Ski" qualifications.
Wayne offers a wonderful off-piste skiing experience. They are a great team and all the guides work hard to ensure everyone has a good day - whatever the conditions. I'm only a week a year skier and join Alpine whenever I'm in Val d'Isere and have always had a memorable day out away from the crowds. Highly recommended. - Mark Thank you Wayne.... Great guides who certainly know where to find the fluffy stuff. Thanks for some beautiful turns, blue skies and awesome landscape to tour through. - Camilla Incredible week with Wayne, blessed with sun every day and amazing skiing given the poor snow condition in some areas! - Harry Fantastic week skiing fresh runs on bluebird days followed by an episode of dense fog and more spring fun. - Anatoly The guides over the week were brilliant, big thanks to Wayne and his team. - Tom
Away from the slopes, Wayne has always worked hard at his physical fitness and conditioning. As he says, keeping in shape allows him to ski up to his potential, and gives him the best chance of avoiding injury during a five and a half month skiing season that usually involves around 150 days of off-piste skiing and guiding. That might sound like a powder hound's wet dream, but by the end of the season it would take its toll on even the fittest athlete so keeping in shape is an essential aspect of his working life.
When Wayne was growing up in Canada, his big dream was to be a professional baseball player. He played Junior League, and then went on to a semi-pro career with the Calgary All Stars. He made a decision that baseball was unlikely to be his career given that there are only about 750 professional baseball players in the world.