The Assiniboine Family

Ski & hiking guide Andre Renner

Andre Renner and Claude Duchesne would like to welcome you to a place like no other - Assiniboine.

In continuation of the Renner worldclass backcountry hospitality legacy, which started in 1983 with Sepp and Barb, Andre is the next generation to call Assiniboine home. Claude joins Andre, as his business partner, and brings his infectious warmth, enthusiasm and years of knowlege of the mountains to the Assiniboine family. They are your hosts, whether a lodge guest, hut visitor and camper until 2031!  

Andre spent his formative years growing up at Assiniboine. With his sisters, Sara and Natalie, his childhood was climbing obscure spires, schussing down couloirs, taking pictures and enjoying culinary delights from the kitchen's back bench. Many know Andre as a guide with a steady pace.  When not at Assiniboine, Andre's other home is in Radium where he can be found relishing in family life with his wife Karen and son Zeno.

Claude joined Andre from CMH Heli-Skiing where he was a heli-ski guide and area manager. His wife, Annick, has worked at Assiniboine for many years as a chef and it was on these working holidays where Claude fell in love with Assiniboine. With their children, Alexandre and Anne-Marie, the Duchesne's look forward to welcoming you.

Sepp and Barb Renner claim that you cannot take fossils out of the Park and have transitioned into their new Assiniboine roles as chief story-tellers. They will be at the lodge often and likely with their growing flock of grandchildren.