Whether it’s riding through a loamy old cedar forest, or shredding amazing untouched pow filled lines, Vertical Ventures knows the spots.



Our local experienced team has been riding all over BC for many years and nothing makes us happier than sharing our experiences with you.

Based in the heart of the West Kootenays, Nelson has endless biking options, as well as being home to the world renown ski operation Whitewater. We couldn’t imagine a better place to grown up in and call home for our operation.

Biking, Skiing, Boarding, or just travelling, Vertical is committed in providing our guests with the best service in the industry.  We empathize fun and progression, to make sure our guests keep coming back!

We are also dedicated in preserving our beautiful home for the future generation.  We are active supporters of the Nelson Cycling Club which works to maintain our trail networks and preserve our access.  Vertical has also been life-long dedicated to the BC Wildlife Federation which is committed to protecting, enhancing and promoting the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations.



Everyone, meet Gladys. Gladys is the staple to our team.

She’s a workhorse ready to take you and fourteen (yes 14) other friends anywhere you want to go. Fully equipped to securely carry snowboards, skis, friends and beers, there isn’t many places she won’t go. Gladys take her image seriously and always keep clean and comfortable with heat or A/C, and bumpin’ tunes to keep the stoke levels high!



Hayden or “Haydo”, (if you’re Australian), was born and raised in the Kootenays and is a long time local who is passionate about being out on the mountains.

Hayden has an amazing ability to find the best terrain for whatever mother nature throws at us. With many years experience in putting together great holiday tour packages and guiding tours


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Raised in the Rocky Mountains, Nicole is at home when she is out with friends in the woods. Whether she has a bike, skis or snowboard between her legs, she might just be having the most fun out on the mountain.

Nicole is a PMBI certified bike instructor with endless patience and a great smile. She loves sharing her passion for bikes and wants to help you get out riding.


MEET Rachel

Born in New Zealand, Rachel found a love for Canada and a Canadian in Rossland, BC 10 years ago..

This ripper has a huge passion for the mountains and all the magic they provide, whether it be shredding the slopes or riding her bike, the stoke is high!

Rachel is a fully certified snowboard coach, she's driven to make your time on the slopes that much better, with over 15 years of experience to offer..