Our Team


Your local hot tub experts

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

Cam and Kari Mertz


Cam and Kari Mertz, along with their boys Owen and Nolan have lived in Fernie since 2010 enjoying everything that beautiful Fernie has to offer. The opportunity to own Snow Valley Spas emerged in 2020 and it was too good of a fit for their interests and skills to pass up. Cam has education and experience in business administration, and Kari in the Social Services.


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.

Portrait of Jim Coll

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.