Check out what others have to say about us - We always ask our clients both during and after their programs for feedback. We're not trying to fool anybody, and if we get less than positive feedback we'll also post it here. We want our guests to have the best idea of the type of product their going to get when they sign up for a program with us.


As a woman who is quite new to backcountry skiing, I found Mike to be very patient, reassuring, and knowledgable on all of my backcountry ski trips.  Mike's approach to teaching was very supportive and allowed me to build my confidence with backcountry skiing.  My husband and I are looking forward to many more trips with Mike!


Lauren B - Calgary, Alberta


“Mike is the consummate guiding professional – and a lot of fun.  His experience, knowledge, humor and client care make his mountaineering adventures memories for a lifetime.”


Scott H - Calgary, Alberta


"Safe, efficient and great fun to be around...  what more could you want in a guide?!?!?!!"


Karl A - Auckland, New Zealand


Cloud Nine delivered an excellent course to my friends and I. Gained a lot of valuable skills and relevant knowledge. Mike's thorough approach made him a great course leader, while he is also the kind of person who is great to share some nachos and a beer with.


- Dillon W - Banff, Alberta.


"I took the AST Level 1 two-day course with Cloud Nine Guides. Mike and Marcus were both strong group leaders and communicators and their use of group work and hands-on learning promoted a good group dynamic to form in the classroom on the first day. The day out in the hills was made better because of the dynamic that was formed during the class time and we were comfortable relying on each other to push our newly learned skills and to practice together without being intimidated."


Kristy D - Canmore, Alberta.


“If you’re looking to explore the backcountry and have little experience in that area, I would certainly recommend Cloud Nine Guides with Mike Trehearne! His hands on approach, depth of experience, and group size ratios make the AST learning experience easy to absorb.”


Momo K - Banff, Alberta


Mike guided an Introduction to Mountaineering course i attended. Mike is an excellent teacher and adapted to changing conditions (weather and students) quickly and effectively. Safety is a priority for Mike and he provided constant feedback to every student's progress and fears. I highly recommend Mike as a guide and teacher.


Darcy C - Lac Des Arc, Alberta.