Stéphan Poirier has been in the Avalanche industry since 1996. He started as a ski-patrol, a year later as a Rescue Avalanche Dog Team at Big White Ski Resort, Kelowna.
He continued his career through the years with Whistler/Blackcomb Resort, Mt-Seymour (North Vancouver) and Hemlock Valley Ski Resort, (in the Fraser Valley).
He was an Avalanche Rescue Dog Handler for 10 years with his dog ZACK. He is a member of CARDA and the
Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA).
After saving the life of a 9 years old boy in a dense forest at a ski-resort, ( February 2000 w/ ZACK), Poirier decided to educate people, old and young to the danger of the backcountry either on snowshoes, snowboards or skis.
Poirier Contracting has been teaching Avalanche Safety to teenagers in the Yukon since 2010 at École Émile-Tremblay, F. H. Collins Secondary School and Porter Creek High School.
He lives in Whitehorse Paradise with his young daughter and partner Valérie.