PROFESSIONAL SKI BUM
A.K.A. DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING
Tim Wilkinson could be referred to as a “professional ski bum” who is thrilled that he has managed to turn his passion for powder into a career. Born in Adelaide, Australia, Tim got a taste for big mountains in his teens while skiing the European alps.
After studying tourism management in Australia, his enthusiasm blossomed into a borderline obsession. He has worked in ski resorts in British Columbia, Alberta, Colorado, Utah, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand. Over one nine-year stretch, Tim managed to rack up 18 back-to-back seasons by bouncing back and forth between hemispheres.
Tim has ridden at over 150 ski resorts around the world, including heli ski trips to Alaska, New Zealand and the interior of BC. He knows snow and he knows good terrain and that is what brought him to Bella Coola Heli Sports.
“I saw some ski and snowboard footage shot in the Bella Coola area and I was blown away,” says Tim. “It was unlike anything I had ever seen. The terrain is so spectacular and the area is so remote and untouched, yet easy to get to. The expansive alpine, the steeps and couloirs. The experience is unlike anywhere else in British Columbia.”
Despite working for another heliskiing operation in the BC interior, Tim talked his way into a job with Bella Coola Heli Sports and Tweedsmuir Park Lodge and now, as Director - Sales & Marketing, he spends his time helping skiers and boarders from around the world discover the magic of the Bella Coola valley.