About Us

We will all be sharing the writing duties of the site. Thanks for coming by. Here’s a little about the Valhalla Smithers:

  • 1 Jessica Hall

    Jessica acts like she owns the place, and she does! She has a degree in geography with a minor in business. When she’s not helping Joelle and Brian run the business she bikes, hikes and skis.

  • 2 Brian Hall

    Although Brian is co-owner his main talent is resident gear-head and ski tech. For information on ski touring and all the gear, Brian is the guy to see.

  • 3 Joelle Botel

    Joelle came up from Vancouver Island for one winter and 4 years later is still here! When she is not at the store she likes to play outside. She is not a fan of blackflies.

  • 4 Ben Weinstein

    Ben joined our family a few years ago and volunteers a great amount of time in order to get as good a deal as he can on gear. His day job with the Ministry of Environment as a meteoroligist is essential to predicting big snowfalls.

  • Lana Nicolai

    Lana just joined our team and we are stoked to have her. She enjoys selling hats and is always up for any kind of random adventure.