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XAVIER BOUCHARD

TAIL GUIDE (KYRGYZSTAN, GEORGIA)

FROM: BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

Originally from Quebec, Canada, Xavier has been skiing since he was three and ski racing since he was eight. Passionate about skiing, climbing and mountaineering, he made the move out to Squamish, British Columbia in 2010 and has skied all over the province since. Xavier's experience working as tail guide for Monashee Powder Snowcats during the winter of 2016-17 emboldened him to begin pursuing full certification as an Association of Canadian Mountain Guides guide. Inspired by 40 Tribes' emphasis on cultural exploration and exchange and not just powder turns, he envisions a future for himself guiding around the world. For the 2017-18 season, Xavier will work as tail guide on our Georgia expedition, mentoring under ACMG splitboard guide Ty Mills. From there he will travel to Kyrgyzstan and spend the duration of our guided season based at the yurts - assisting our local partners as needed, continuing to mentor under our lead guides, and filling the tail guide position on select weeks. Xavier is beyond stoked to share his experience and passion for playing in the mountains with 40 Tribes clients this season.