Tristen Van der Voort

Tristen grew up in Calgary Alberta making the trip to the mountains every weekend until the lifts shut for the season with mom, dad and his three sisters packed into our Chevrolet suburban. Fights over Gameboys were common. The reason Tristen started skiing was truthfully because his parents just put all his siblings in lessons at a very young age. They had headed west from Ontario to the Rocky Mountains in search for adventure. Tristen is so glad they did as its completely shaped who he is today and his passion for skiing.

Tristen started skiing with the Nakiska ski club and within a few years his parents decided they wanted to ski something other than hard pack ice groomers in -30. Tristen’s family moved to the Lake Louise ski club where he stayed for most of the remainder of my career. Tristen finished off my career in 2015 with the Sunshine Alpine Racers. Tristen first shuffled on skis at the age of 2 and the next 16 years of skiing became his identity. Tristen struggled as a youth with social interactions and bullying and skiing was my outlet. Lake Louise race team always had a huge focus on freeride as a way to compliment gate training, at times it was 50/50 gates and freeskiing. It’s no surprise that that’s where Tristen’s passion now lies.


Tristen now call home the traditional lands of the Sinixt, the Ktunaxa, the Secwepemc and the Syilx peoples. Also know as Revelstoke BC. These days Tristen focuses on backcountry touring chasing deep snow, big alpine lines and generally avoiding the crowded days at the hill. The Monashees, Selkirks and the Gold range are the lands Tristen recreates in and graciously calls his backyard.