About Us

We are a passionate team focused on helping our community hill thrive

The Friends of Mount Sima Society (FMSS) grew out of a group of dedicated individuals intent on opening the hill for the winter of 2013-2014. With this dream realized, the Board of Directors and many key volunteers continue to work toward creating a multi-year sustainable business plan for the hill.

Strategic Plan 2018-2020


Tom Luxemburger


Tom has sat on the Friends of Mt. Sima Society board for the past two years.  He and his family are avid skiers & mountain bikers and feel fortunate to have such a high-quality recreational product so close to home.  Tom also coaches with Freestyle Yukon and occasionally sneaks out to White Pass for some turns off the beaten path.

Mike Toews


Mike has sat on the Friends of Mt. Sima Society board for the past three years.  He and his family are avid skiers and are proud to call Mt. Sima their local hill.  He loves the way staff, user groups and the entire community put their heart and soul into supporting Mt. Sima.

Shawn Fearon


Shawn has been in the Yukon since 2006, and joined the Mt. Sima board in 2019.  He is a certified accountant, as well as a life-long skier/snowboarder.  Outside of work, Shawn enjoys recreational sports and spending time with his wife and two boys.  “Growing up, it used to take me 45 mins to an hour to get to the local ski hill.  I feel very fortunate to have such an awesome hill so close to home”.

Everett Rooke


Everett has sat on the Friends of Mt. Sima Society board since 2019. He and his family are avid skiers and snowboarders, and love to hit the slopes all season long. Everett is proud to call Mt. Sima home and works hard to support a fun, safe and unique northern experience for Yukoners and visitors alike.

Keith Fickling

Keith Fickling

Board Member
Keith grew up skiing at a small local ski hill and is excited to continue that tradition with his family. As a father of two young skiers he is passionate about ensuring the stability of Mt. Sima and supporting all of the great staff that make the mountain the special place thata it is. Keith joined the board of Friends of Mount Sima in 2020.
He has currently held the position of VP for the past 4 years. He and his family are avid skiers, snowboarders and mountain bikers.

Anastasiya Mat

Board Member

Anastasiya joined the Sima Board in 2020. She is a passionate skier and mountain biker and is pretty sure her kids learned how to ski before they learned how to walk. Anastasiya is an active Alpine Yukon member and helps introduce kids to skiing and ski racing. She loves to see so many families on the hill, raising kids who love snow sports and mountain biking. She is excited to be a part of Mount Sima and its influence on the younger generation, promoting an active lifestyle and love for the outdoors.

Mike Evans

Board Member
Sliding on snow has been a big part of my life since riding and working on Vancouver’s North shore ski hills. After a decade of backcountry snowboarding in the Haines pass; Mt Sima has become an integral part of our family and friend’s life as our kids grew up riding on the bunny hill. Our kid is now a passionate skier and my goal as a Board member is to ensure the services we provide are sustained for the next generation of families and young riders. As a professional Project Manager, I look forward to serving the Board and Operations to plan and pursue projects that continue to serve the needs of our community. 

Eirik Sharp

Board Member
Eirik Sharp has worked in and around the ski industry for most of his life, as a competitive skier in his teens, a ski patroller in his twenties, and most recently as an avalanche forecaster and ACMG ski guide.  While most of his recent ski exploits have been in the backcountry, teaching his young daughter to ski has rekindled his love of chairlifts, corduroy, and hot chocolate.  Eirik joined the FMSS board in 2023 and is excited to be part of serving an organization that brings so much joy to the community.

Lindsay Charron

Board Member
Lindsay grew up skiing in Quebec and Vermont and her love for the sport has always been a big part of her life. These days, she can be found most winter weekends at Mt. Sima with her family, taking advantage of all it offers. She is grateful to have an accessible and community-oriented ski resort in Whitehorse to help nurture her kids’ love of snow sports. Lindsay joined the Friends of Mt Sima Society board in 2023 and is excited to be part of this organization.