Yuji Akiyama

Yuji came over to Canada from downtown Tokyo Japan in 2002.  He planned to stay in Canada for only one year to check out the mountains but he’s still here.  Seems he was trapped in Canadian deep pow and can’t get out!  Yuji started working at Chatter Creek in 2012.  When you don’t see him at Chatter, he’s likely guiding ski touring in the Rockies or Japan.  Yuji spends the summer months guiding Japanese hikers and backpackers in the Rockies.  He lives year round in Canmore with his wife and two daughters.