Our Team | Big Mountain Bike Adventures

Our Team

We are committed to delivering the best guided mountain bike adventures possible and we’re proud of our dedicated team.


Since 2001 we’ve been researching the ultimate riding regions and developing partnerships with the best leaders around the globe. We’re constantly reviewing logistics, discussing feedback with our team and riders, as well - examining client feedback to improve a riders’ experience at every turn.

Local Knowledge.

To deliver a successful mountain bike adventure in a far-away country requires intimate local knowledge. Not only knowing which way to turn on a trail, understanding the local language, how to solve mechanical issues where bike shops might not exist, or deal with unexpected logistical challenges or changes in trail conditions or extreme weather in exposed remote places, and so much more. Our guides will you deeper into a region, offering insight that will make your riding trip truly unforgettable.


Our local guides are extraordinary riders with a shared goal of delivering once-in-a-lifetime mountain bike adventures. They are versed on the type of trails our riders are seeking, not to mention high-performance bikes and their mechanics. They are passionate about respecting their local environment and communities, plus open to sharing a region’s cultural, historical and culinary highlights. Most importantly, our guides adhere to Big Mountain’s protocol for rider safety and rider service.

Chris Winter
Chris Winter
Whistler Office
Raised with Michelin maps of France strewn across the kitchen table and parents discussing logistics for month-long European cycling trips with a group of 25 cyclists, Chris was born into planning and developing bike trips. He is passionate about travel, adventure, culture, sharing amazing experiences and of course really fun singletrack riding. BMBA trips to date – all of them!
Vanessa Murphy
Vanessa Murphy
Whistler Office
Our long standing office blue rider – she prides herself on an ability to keep it ‘real’ in meetings with a side agenda to see more ladies on trips. She holds an obvious bias for her home turf Pemberton and prefers post-ride craft cider over beer. She's worked for over 25 years in tourism and travel - our office Swiss army knife. Her all time travel moments: a windy night in Iceland, superbly timed beer shed (yes, beer) in Ecuador and a crew’s surprise Karaoke show in Croatia.
Crystal Steers
Crystal Steers
Whistler Office
Meet Crystal, our Trips Manager, our office super hero liaison with clients and destination suppliers. A passionate rider and runner, you’ll often see Crystal squeezing in some kind of activity (or trip), while never knowing she was missing from her desk in first place. Crystal knows each trip intimately and has travelled with Big Mountain to Iceland, Switzerland, Guatemala, South Africa & Botswana and Mexico.
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Based in beautiful Pemberton, BC, Emily is at home in the mountains. Specifically, she's at home riding her bike in big and remote mountains; guiding & coaching riders, exploring with friends and winning enduro races like the four-day Trans-Cascadia. She's one of the best mountain bikers you'll ever ride with, as humble and friendly as can be and a true professional guide.
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There is simply no one better than Paulo to show you real Costa Rican singletrack mountain biking. Wicked, technical and big trails that even locals don't know about. Beneath Paulo's layed back and soft-spoken demeanor is a strong rider both up and down, a kind person and consummate professional on all aspects of a great mountain bike adventure.
Ben Haggar
Ben Haggar
Greenland Guide
A professional photographer and guide who resides in Squamish, BC (when not travelling the world). He specializes in remote unexplored areas and holds the highest Polar guiding certificate in the industry. A passion for mountain bikes, surfing, and photography have expanded his horizons through his travels at home and to over 50 countries on all seven continents.
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Allow Louise to peel away Liguria's layers to unveil the sweet spots from the best gelato & espresso to the best local shuttles and access for hidden trails tucked away in the nearby forested mountains. One of the strongest enduro riders in Europe, Louise shares with our riders her secrets to riding well and experience best Italy has to offer.
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Nicolas & Vicente
We are so very fortunate to have Nicolas & Vicente and their team at the helm of our Peru trip. They exude all the attributes that we seek in a professional mountain bike guide: they're kind and respectful, passionate about sharing their country with riders, helpful and patient, highly organized and detail oriented and very importantly they love to ride mountain bikes! To ride with these guys in the Peruvian Andes is a once-and-a-lifetime opportunity.
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Lausanne-based Myriam grew up doing activities in the Swiss mountains. She was professional mountain bike racer from 2007-2011 and today she spends her time as a sports trainer, mountain bike coach, skills coach and professional guide. Let Myriam show you her amazingly beautiful big mountain backyard.
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A professional mountain bike guide and true lover of her native Iceland, there is no one more qualified than Anna to share with you this beautiful island, from it's wide-open and rugged natural landscapes to its unique and quirky character that'll surely surprise you.
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Meet Prayash, our local super star guide. Mountain biking has been a passion for him since mid 2000’s. He took it next level, after opening a bike shop in 2009 and eventually becoming a professional MTB guide. "My favourite part of mtb biking is without a doubt getting to explore my country and getting to meet different bikers from all over the world. I personally have ridden bikes in Asia; like India, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, and more. I also value my time as a volunteer on Nepal MTB team as a coach.
Norway & Italian Dolomites
An Italian in Norway?! Andreas' deep passion for Narvik and the Lofoten Islands is evident as he rings off names of all the peaks, shares stories of local legends and knows the region's history intimately. He is one of the only mountain bike guides in the Lofoten and we're lucky to work with him. In the Dolomites he is in his backyard. His enthusiasm and energy is infectious and his high level of organization and guiding is welcomed, to be hosted by Andreas is nothing but a pleasure.
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Born and bred in Italy's South Tyrol, Werner quit his office job in 2013 to become a full-time mountain bike skills coach and professional guide. A passionate rider and nature lover with a character that'll make you smile inside and out, there is no better guide than Werner to show you the beautiful trails, culture and mountains of the Dolomites along with it's delicious cuisine & fine wine.
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