Why Hire a Guide?
Our guides know where to find the best conditions, the best terrain and the best views. We cater to your skill level and guarantee a smooth, informative and genuinely local adventure. Many of our guides are trained in outdoor emergency care, avalanche awareness, mountain travel & rescue, and all are certified in First Aid and CPR. Several are involved with Flathead Nordic Backcountry Patrol and provide public education on winter safety and backcountry travel. Whatever your trip, our trained professionals will prioritize your safety and fun.
With more than 156 consecutive months with a ski day, Dan’l is a local legend. Big-bearded and warmhearted, he brings a lifetime of backcountry wisdom to the Glacier Adventure Guides team. Dan’l guides and travels in the park throughout the year, and has a vast knowledge of every aspect of this amazing area. He is currently involved with a Wolverine study in Glacier. He is an avalanche instructor, a mountain travel and rescue instructor through the National Ski Patrol, in addition to many other certifications.
Rusty is a 20-year veteran of the National Ski Patrol and an Instructor of Outdoor Emergency, Avalanche safety and Winter Mountaineering. For 11 years he taught mountaineering courses at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), where he led trips in Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Alaska. He spends his summers as a fly-fishing guide and working in a fly-fishing shop. Rusty is a watercolor artist and loves sleeping in an igloo.
“BJ” Brian Johnson spends a majority of his life on the water as a sea kayak guide and in the back country. BJ’s love for Mother Nature and his smile is contagious! BJ has over ten years experience with Flathead County Search & Rescue and currently holds certifications as a Wilderness Medical First Responder, Master Diver, Swiftwater Rescue Technician and is AVI II certified.
Joli Johnson is a Montana native and grew up on the waters of the Gallatin Valley outside Bozeman. She has an inherent love for people and spends her life reflecting on Mother Nature through her artwork. When not creating she spends her time guiding behind a kayak paddle. Joli is also a member of Flathead County Search & Rescue and is certified as a Swiftwater Rescue Technician and AVI I.