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Nord Expe staff trainers and guides

Nord Expé staff of snowmobile trainers and guides

All the members of our professional snowmobile guide crew are first aid course graduated and are specialized in remote region cross-country snowmobile expedition guidance. They all fit to the strict Nord Expe Quality charter. They are all of them certified level IV guides* Former competitors but overall winners on ski-doo, they are known and recognized in the snowmobile industry.

*The off-road vehicules guide certificate is a new course built by a commission involving tourism ministry, transportation ministry and Quebec tourism human resources council. The level obtained (I up to IV) is a picture of the expertise, the experience and the abilities of the guide. This grade fit to the difficulty grade of the rally or snowmobile expedition that the guide is allowed to lead on or out of the snowmobile trails.The difficulty of the ride tells the ratio (guides Vs rider) we must apply and grade of the guides. All of our guides are certified Grade IV that is the higher level.


 

NORD EXPE founders are Pierre Challier and Chrystel Martin.

Chrystel Martin

Québec snowmobile raid coordinator

Chrystel has tested all the snowmobile rally’s with the guides. Able to inform you regarding your stay, she will be able to give you the best snowmobile circuit that fit your needs. Chrystel is the main Guardian Angel at Nord Expé, monitoring live the tracking of all the expeditions thanks to our sat trackers, she organises, logistics and coordinate  opérations.

Pierre Challier

Level IV snowmobile guide, Certified trainer

Snowmobile guide in Canada since 1999, former soldier on a fighter plane, he is an instructor of survival techniques in extreme conditions. Expedition leader for a 2003 Labrador Tour of Labrador record, he still learns from his arctic adventures that he wants unique every time. Trainer of the VHR guide course.

Alexandre Dupré

Level III snowmobile guide, Certified trainer

Alex is an adventure guide who grew up in Nord Expé, after having done his winter internship at DEC as an adventure guide, he rose through the ranks and went to complete his experience in western Canada, he is now one of the pillars of our organization. He is the manager of our SKIDOO experience center at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu.

François Paradis

Level IV snowmobile guide, Certified trainer

Captain of the multiple Winns Xtend team winner of the Harricana Raid, François is the epitome of rigor among snowmobile trackers. Involved from 2003 to 2007 in Nordic expeditions for fundraising for charities, François now wishes to pass on his knowledge and his passion for Extreme Nordic adventures. Passionate about Side Hilling and Hillclimb, he will be your guide for mountain snowmobiling. His openness skills are put to good use with the best of you to form the leading team on our most committed snowmobile expeditions.

Jean-François Gagnon

Level IV snowmobile guide, practical trainer

Tenacious and extremely competent snowmobile guide. Jeff was the guide responsible for logistics and mechanics during the snowmobile expedition that allowed the Innuit of Nunavik to reach Quebec from Kuujjuak for the city’s 400th anniversary. His favorite territory is Charlevoix but his versatility allows him to be very comfortable in unfamiliar territory.

Philippe Granguillot

Level IV snowmobile guide, practical trainer

Philippe, a very young guide, joined the inner circle of the “great family of Nord Expe snowmobile guides”. He knows how to pass on his passion and the basic techniques of safe driving on a snowmobile, on and off the trail.

Olivier Robitaille

Level II snowmobile guide

Oli started at Nord Expé two years ago, he is our snowmobile guide specialized in initiations and day. Bilingual and smiling, he continues his progression as a future practical trainer.

Jean-François Verret

Level III snowmobile guide

New to the team, Jean-François has solid experience in guiding snowmobile trips in Quebec, he joins our team of trainers.

Marc Olivier Rivard

Level III snowmobile guide, Certified trainer

Marco began as a guide for trail and off-trail snowmobile trips in the Quebec City and Charlevoix region, he is now one of the executives of Nord Expé, he is in charge of fleet management and he is one our certified trainers.