Originally a prairie boy, owner and lead instructor of Avaware, Brad Atkins moved out west 20 years ago and has called the Okanagan home for the last 15 years. Brad was lured west by the skiing and like so many of us, stayed for the BC lifestyle.

Getting into the mountains has always been a passion which is why Brad started Avaware in 2011. This passion for life in the mountains is something he needs to share with you! When you hear Brad talk about his passions you will learn that if you follow a few simple steps the mountains are accessible and can be safe for everyone to enjoy.