Glacier Adventure Guides
Glacier Adventure Guides is the premier adventure guide service for Glacier National Park in winter. Winter tours include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and winter camping. Also offering custom climbing day tours and backpacking tours all year round in Kootenai National Forest.
More About this Guided Adventure: Many tours are out-and-backs and are great for travelers of all ages. Terrain is beginner-friendly and takes travelers past soaring peaks, roaring waterfalls and old-growth forests. Interpretive guides regale guests with local history and information about the area. Guides will drive guests to and from the trailhead from our office in Columbia Falls. Tours begin at 9 a.m. and usually wrap up around 4 p.m. Because all offered trips are private, they can be long or short, easy or difficult, depending on guest preference. Drive times to the trailhead are five to 90 minutes depending on destination.
Appropriate Ages for Participants: Ages 7 & up
Fees: Trip costs cover:
Transportation from our office to the trailhead
Park entry fees
Half-day rates: **Half day rates are for specific hiking and ice climbing tours only
- $110/person for two or more participants
- $225/person for solo tours
- $180/person for two or more participants
- $350/person for solo tours
Large group rates: (groups of eight or more)
- $162/person, shuttle fees included
Overnight rates: (includes all meals and camping gear rental)
- $255/day/person for two or more participants
- $450/day/person for solo tours
Types of Trips Offered: WINTER: Snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice climbing, winter camping. SUMMER: Hiking, backpacking, rock climbing. YEAR-ROUND: Scenic driving tours
Some Guest Comments: "Highly recommend! We did two days of snowshoeing in Glacier National Park and each one was pretty special. We saw just a few other groups of snowshoers and cross country skiers; it was almost like having the park to ourselves." -Amy, via tripadvisor.com
"What an amazing day!!! I was fortunate to have the owner Greg Fortin as my guide. With Greg's help, I saw the Lake McDonald area this morning, went to view the Continental Divide, had lunch on a gravel bar in the middle of the Flathead River, and spent the entire afternoon hiking and snowshoeing in Glacier Natl Park, just about 20 miles from the Continental Divide. Perfect!" -Mary, via tripadvisor.com
Certifications and Memberships: Guides are certified in avalanche safety, outdoor first aid and CPR, as well as mountain travel and rescue. Most have been guiding in our area for more than ten years.
Greg Fortin, owner of Glacier Adventure Guides, has more than two decades of guiding experience and is a National Ski Patrol avalanche instructor, CPR instructor, and certified in outdoor emergency care
Climbing guide Devin Schmit is a certified single-pitch instructor through the American Mountain Guides Association.