Nationality: New Zealand
Localism: New Zealand, Japan
Languages spoken: English
Favourite mountain: Hookipa surf beach
Special Power: Turning your frown upside down
Member of the New Zealand Mountain Guide Association
Certified Heli Ski Guide
Otago polytechnic – Avalanche studies stage 1
Advanced Wilderness First Aid
International Yacht master
NZ Jet Boat Licence
Mike Stewart is a free spirit from New Zealand. It was only by accident that he entered into the world of ski guiding. Living his entire life dedicated to adventure Mike spends his time surfing the best waves and skiing the best snow. At the tender age of 21 Mike founded the company Pure Adventure which offered custom exclusive trips throughout New Zealand. He started getting more and more requests from his guests for him to take them heli skiing. Mike decided that this was a sign and so decided to become a certified Heli Ski Guide and a member of the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association. He has since sold his company so that he has more time doing the things he loves best. Surfing and Skiing...in that order.
Mike has the ability to make any day the best day of your life with his positive energy and outgoing personality. His mastery of the softer skills of guiding make him hard to forget and has people coming back for more every year. Like most Aussies and Kiwis, Mike also makes the annual pilgrimage to ski the deep powder of Japan.
He will be heading the heli ski and surf packages. With his extensive knowledge of New Zealand weather patterns you can bet that your chances of winning for the snow and and surf are big.