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.

Greg Fortin
Greg FortinOwner & Lead Guide
Greg has nearly two decades of experience in all aspects of mountain travel including skiing, snow shoeing,  rock climbing and mountaineering.  He has been involved with numerous rescue teams over the years and his experience brings strength to the guide team.  Greg’s passion for the park and its remote, out-of-the way places shows when he speaks about his adventures.  He has made numerous technical ascents in the park, which adds a unique perspective to the company’s rock climbing tours. He is an avalanche educator through National Ski Patrol, a certified Interpretive Guide, and has many more outdoor certifications. When he’s not guiding he’s often hanging out and enjoying the shoreline of the Flathead river with his two sons.

Our Guides

 Dan'l Moore
Dan'l MooreWinter Guide

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 Wells
Rusty WellsWinter Guide

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.

Devin Schmit
Devin SchmitGuide, Marketing Manager
Devin has been climbing, biking and backcountry skiing in and around Glacier for more than 15 years. His alpine endeavors in Glacier Park began in high school, when he climbed and skied Mt. Siyeh in winter. Since then he has been hooked on skiing big peaks, especially volcanoes in the Cascades. After graduating from UM in 2012,  he began working for Glacier Adventure Guides as a backcountry ski guide. He is Avalanche II certified through National Ski Patrol, is a Wilderness First Responder and a Single-Pitch Instructor through the AMGA.

Chris Russell
Chris RussellSummer Guide
Chris has lived in Montana for 23 years and plans to have that number keep rising! He loves it here. He is an avid climber, runner, and fisherman, and believes that there is a depth to life that is only fully understood by those who are following their heart and doing what they love. He is currently training to become a Single Pitch Instructor through the AMGA.

Brian JohnsonWinter Guide

“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 JohnsonWinter Guide

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.