Our Team


Your local hot tub experts

Snow Valley Spas is owned by Cam and Kari Mertz. Snow Valley Spas has been operating in the Elk Valley since 1997, selling Sundance Spas, chemicals and spa accessories, and offering spa maintenance and repair services.

Portrait of Kari Mertz

Cam and Kari Mertz


Cam and Kari have lived in Fernie raising their two boys since 2010. You will meet Owen and Nolan as they also work in the family business from time to time. We enjoy skiing, biking, and the small town mountain living that Fernie offers.

We are both university educated and turned from their career paths to being entrepreneurs. Kari worked in social work and counselling, Cam in Municipal Government. We are both well versed in owning and operating service based businesses in Fernie, BC; having owned and operated Mow and Snow since 2016 and Blue Spruce Landscapes since 2019.

Client satisfaction and quality service are cornerstones to all of our operations.


Angie Simpson

Store Sales

I love working with customers and enjoy the responsibility of selling, ordering spas, helping with the chemicals, and all of the other day to day challenges that keep our customers happy.

I’ve been with Snow Valley Spas since September 2011, and I’ve been in Fernie with my husband since I emigrated from England. There’s no better place in the world! In my free time, I love fishing, swimming in the lakes, walking along the local riverside, and snowshoeing.

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Jim Coll

Service Manager

I’ve worked with Snow Valley Spas since 2003 in all areas of repair and maintenance including residential spas, and commercial spas and pools, currently the Service Manager. I’m a fully certified Sundance engineer, and have Gecko Control Systems certifications. I’m a certified Pool Operator.

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Florrian Passaquay


I deliver new hot tub spas, and love to see our customers smile when I arrive on their properties to install them. The repairs I do are different every time. Going to our customers to install or repair hot tubs allows me to discover lots of new places in the area.

I am French, and I love Fernie, its mountains and its animals. I do trail running over very long distances, and I like the playground the Fernie offers. I have a wife and one child here in Fernie.

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Alex Hutton

Spa Maintenance Technician

I have been with Snow Valley Spas for five years now as a spa maintenance technician and I love what I do.


Jake Oviatt

Spa Maintenance Technician

I love the opportunity to see the City of Fernie and all of its beautiful destinations. I love the fact that the job allows me to improve my communication and use my people skills.

I play for the Fernie Ghostriders hockey team. I also play guitar and love dogs. I love the City of Fernie because it makes me feel at home, and that I belong.

I’m from Edmonton, AB