Why Use a Guide?
Our guides are trained in out door emergency care, avalanche, mountain travel and rescue and professional cpr. Most of our guides are involved with our local back country rescue team and provide public education on winter safety and back country travel. Why use a guide? Guides provide the local knowledge to find the best conditions with the best views without wasting your vacation time looking for the trail head or worse risking the chance of getting off route in an area you are not familiar with. We strive to make this an opportunity for you to learn and experience this area from a personal and local perspective.
From Our Clients
“I still keep telling my friends how great the winter camping and backcountry skiing was and what great meals we had. No one believes me but guess you had to be there. Next time I would like to try a week. My body was just getting used to things by the second night.” -Suzanne and Joe
Greg Fortin: Lead Guide and Owner of Glacier Adventure Guides. Greg has nearly two decades of experience in all aspects of mountain travel including skiing, snow shoeing, rock climbing and mountaineering. Greg has been involved with numerous rescue teams over the years and his experience brings strength to the Glacier Adventure Guides team. Greg’s passion for the park and it’s remote out of the way places is obvious when you talk to him about his adventures. Greg has made numerous technical ascents in the park and adds a unique perspective to our summer rock climbing operations north of whitefish Montana. When Greg is not guiding he can be found along the shoreline of the Flathead river with his two sons and his lovely wife.
Dan’l Moore: With over 156 months in a row of continuous skiing Dan’l is a local legend. His large beard and his warm heart he brings a life time of knowledge and experience to the Glacier Adventure Guides team. Dan’l guides in Glacier Park through out the year and his knowledge of the park is amazing. He is an avalanche instructor as well as a mountain travel and rescue instructor through the National Ski Patrol and has all of the same training as Greg. Dan’l has a vast knowledge of the flora and fauna of Glacier and currently is involved with the Wolverine study currently underway in the park.
Rusty Wells: A 20-year veteran of the National Ski Patrol and an Instructor of Outdoor Emergency Care, Avalanche and Winter Mountaineering. A former Instructor at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) where he led mountaineering trips in Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Alaska for 11 years. In the summer, he guides flyfishing trips and works in a flyfishing store. Rusty is also a watercolor artist and thinks sleeping in an igloo is a great time. Rusty is a member of the Flathead Nordic Ski Patrol and a former owner of Glacier Park Ski Tours.
Dave Streeter: Dave is a certified Professional Ski Instructor Trainer through PSIA and is a nordic skiing instructor in Whitefish Montana. Dave is a fantastic Naturalist and brings a lifetime of knowledge to Glacier Adventure Guides. Dave was the original owner of the company and is often seen climbing BIG MOUNTAIN on his skis during a sunny morning or afternoon. Dave is full of joy and has been know to sing to a client or two.
Craig Moore: Craig is also a member of Flathead Nordic Ski Patrol and brings a passion for back country skiing to the Glacier Adventure Guides team. Craig’s skills in the back country provide a high level of experience in all kinds of terrain and conditions. As nominated for the Powder Highways “Ultimate Ski Bum” comp Craig will show you the “S” in Stoke before the day is done. When Craig is not guiding he is producing professional images of his adventures through his company Glacier World.
All of our guides are certified members of the professional ski instructors association, Nordic ski patrol, or both. They are proficient in winter mountaineering, avalanche safety, and wilderness first aid. Most notably, they share a passion for winter adventure in the alpine environment of Glacier National Park.
Carrie O-Rilley: Many years of experience in biking trips including solo across country! Also extended biking treks abroad as well. When not on bikes Carrie enjoys hiking and skiing. She is certified in CPR and First Aid.
Brandy Tourville: Brandy is a member of the Flathead Nordic Ski Patrol and an avid downhill biker as well. In the summer, when not guiding, she rides her bike and hikes throughout Montana. She is also a certified masseuse. She hold certifications in Outdoor Emergency Care and CPR.