Film Scouting Services

Our guides know the Glacier Park area inside and out. We stay up to date on weather, conditions and closures, and can find the ideal spots for your film shoot. Scouting and safety staff leaders are certified in avalanche rescue and advanced first-aid. Once on site, we can assist in keeping your crew safe and out of harm’s way.

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Filming “Extreme Treks” at Two Medicine
Lake, March 2016.

In addition to scouting and safety, we can also provide full shuttle service from your hotel to the filming location. Snowshoes, cross-country skis and gear sleds are available to rent. We can arrange catering for day trips, or supply meals for overnight excursions. We can provide radios, winter camping gear and porter services to ensure your shoot goes smoothly. We can also assist with reviewing permits and locking down your location(s).

Montana is vast and rugged. Getting around our area can be a demanding endeavor. Let us handle the logistics so you can focus on your shoot. Glacier Adventure Guides takes out media trips regularly, and has performed film scouting and safety services for:

ITINERARY:
Itineraries are fully customized to accommodate your shooting schedule. Need a shot of sunrise? The Northern Lights? We’ll let you know where and when to be.

Tech scouts are available for our base rate. Tour includes transportation for up to five people.

Contact us with any logistics questions regarding drive times, approach times and your desired hours for filming. We have the resources and local knowledge to help make it happen.

EQUIPMENT LIST

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For safety, all crew and models should dress accordingly for winter outings into the mountains.

WINTER GEAR
CLOTHING
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

We can show you places that most visitors rarely see. Getting the location right is all about proper planning. Contact us for images of various areas in Glacier National Park or the Flathead Valley, and we can show you how to get there.

Glacier Adventure Guides is permitted to guide in Glacier National Park in winter, as well as year-round in Flathead National Forest, Kootenai National Forest and Washington’s Olympic National Park.

NPS COMMERCIAL FILMING REGULATIONS
All commercial filming in Glacier National Park must have an official permit with location details.
In addition to a guide, the crew will be accompanied by a Park Monitor, who observes and reports the trip members’ adherence to the film permit and regulations.
Camping for film projects will only take place at designated campgrounds.
Shoots cannot be off-trail.
Films shot at Two Medicine must acquire a commercial-use permit from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
Drones are not allowed to fly within the park boundary.

Columbia Falls is located in northwest Montana and is known as “The Gateway to Glacier.”

The town is a short drive from the North Fork of the Flathead River, and is surrounded by the Whitefish, Livingston and Swan mountain ranges and several national and state forests. While small, it’s a prime destination for skiing, hiking and camping, with enough amenities to keep you more than comfortable.

Drive times to Columbia Falls:

Glacier International Airport (FCA): 15 min.
Missoula International Airport (MSO): 2 hrs.
Whitefish Train Depot: 20 min.

Hotels: We encourage you to check out the historic Izaak Walton Inn, located in beautiful Essex, Montana. Tucked away in the forest, the Inn offers trails right from the hotel, a full restaurant and bar, hot tub and private suites.

Cost includes:

Scouting and Safety Staff


Does not include:

Park entry fees, film permits and Park Monitor costs

Hotel costs before, during, or after the trips

Staff Gratuity

Need more information? Initial consultations can be made by calling us at 877-735-9514 or emailing Greg Fortin, owner and lead guide.