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SCOTT
NEWSOME

Eddie Bauer Snowboard Guide (ACMG)

SCOTT
NEWSOME

Eddie Bauer Snowboard Guide (ACMG)

CANADA’S FIRST FULLY CERTIFIED SPLITBOARD GUIDE AND OWNER/OPERATOR OF EAGLE PASS HELI

As the first splitboarder to earn full ACMG lead guiding certification and a handpicked heli guide for pro snowboarders from Travis Rice to Jeremy Jones, Scott Newsome is a bit of a legend in the Canadian snowboard ranks. Newsome was raised in Lake Louise, Alberta, and earned his stripes as a Whistler-based pro, then migrated back to the stacked peaks, unlimited touring, and deep snowfalls of the Canadian interior, where he started his guiding career at Cat Powder, his family’s Revelstoke-based cat-skiing operation.

Newsome’s long splitboard rise through the ACMG Guide ranks began in the skintrack mecca of Rogers Pass and culminated nearly a decade later when he became the first Canadian to earn ACMG full guide certification in 2011. His current day job is VP of Operations and Lead Guide for Eagle Pass Heli, a heli-skiing op with 270,000 acres of prime stacked tenure in the heart of the Monashee Mountains, which has hosted pro film crews from Absinthe Films and Red Bull Media House to Poor Boyz Productions and Legs of Steel.

While Newsome spends more than 200 days a season deep in the Monashees as an owner/operator, he still loads up the basket for heli-drop missions, such as the Gold Range and Freshfields expeditions into the remote terrain of his home BC turf. When he’s not guiding, touring, or orchestrating heli logistics for his rapidly expanding operation, Newsome teaches avalanche safety courses, works with chainsaws, rips around the ski hill with his two boys, and roots for the Edmonton Oilers. He still shreds with poles.

Achievements

• First splitboarder fully certified as a lead guide by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) (2011)

• Co-founder, operator, and lead guide of Eagle Pass Heli

• Expedition leader on Gold Range and Freshfields trips