Instructors

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You bet we love what we do, and we are here for you! With our PSIA and AASI certified instructors, you'll advance your skills while learning about the mountain from a true insider. Our instructors can show you the right runs for your level and tell you where to find the freshest powder. They can even fill you in on where to find the best entertainment or tastiest food around the area.

PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) and AASI (American Association of Snowboard Instructors) are the national organizations that set the standards for instructing on snow. We also have our own in-house training program which provides on-going training to our instructors in line with the most up to date skills and information from PSIA and AASI.

Come join the fun! We are always here for you, ready to go!

Kevin McConnell

Kevin McConnell

Hometown: Kennebank, Maine

Disciplines: Skiing

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1989

Year Started Instructing: 2010

Certifications: PSIA Level II

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2010

Favorite Run: Limousine Alley

Favorite Conditions: Powder

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: Fly fishing

Favorite Quote: Gotta get up to get down!

Bill Cubbage

Bill Cubbage

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Discipline: Snowboard, Ski

Year Started Skiing/Riding: 1974

Year Started Instructing: 1985

Certification: AASI Level III, PSIA Level III

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2009

Favorite Run: The run my students have the most fun on.

Favorite Conditions: Powder + Steeps =FUN!

Fun Facts and Off-Snow Hobbies: I love Ice hockey, swimming with my kids, photography, and music.

Favorite Quote: "If you don't shoot, you can't score"

Mike Davies

Mike Davies

Hometown: McMinnville, Oregon

Discipline: Alpine and Telemark skiing

Year Started Skiing: 1985

Year Started Instructing: 2002

Certifications: PSIA Alpine Level III, PSIA Adaptive Level I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2003

Favorite Run: Little Bavaria

Favorite Conditions: wind blown

Off-Snow Hobbies: walking, hiking, biking & lounging

Fun Facts: Born in Enid, Oklahoma

Favorite Quote: "Life is not measured in the amount of breaths we take but in the moments that take our breath away."

Stephen Black

Stephen Black

Hometown: Helena, MT

Disciplines: Alpine Skiing

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1972

Year Started Instructing: 1997

Certifications: Alpine Level II, Children’s Specialist I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2001

Favorite Run: “Badlands”

Favorite Conditions: Snow

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: 20 years Kid’s ski: “FUN!”

Favorite Quote: “See you on the slopes!”

Mike Craft

Mike Craft

Hometown: Whitefish, MT

Discipline: Skiing and Snowboarding

Year Started Skiing/Riding: 1992

Year Started Instructing: 1999

Certification: PSIA Level III, AASI Level II

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 1999

Favorite Run: Hellroaring Basin

Favorite Conditions: Powder or Moguls

Fun Facts and Off-Snow Hobbies: Enjoy Canoeing with my Wife and Hiking in the Mountains

Favorite Quote: \\\\\\\"Never stand around in powder\\\\\\\"

Ryan Shively

Ryan Shively

Hometown: Helena, MT

Discipline: Snowboard, Ski, Snowbike

Year Started Skiing/Riding: 1989

Year Started Instructing: 1996

Certification: PSIA Level I, AASI Level II

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2005

Favorite Run: Slingshot

Favorite Conditions: Steep and Deep

Off-Snow Hobbies: Photography and Long boarding

Favorite Quote: Live the life you love, love the life you live.

Brett Urbach

Brett Urbach

Discipline: Snowboard, Freestyle skiing, Snowbiker

Year Started Riding/Skiing: Snowboard-1990, Ski-1975, Snowbike-2002

Certification: AASI Level III, Snowboard, PSIA Level II

Year Started Instructing: 1990

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 1996

Favorite Run: Anywhere in the Canyon

Favorite Conditions: Pow

Fun Facts and Off-Snow Hobbies: Include Sewing, Mt. Biking, Motor Cyclery, Wake Surfing and XBOX 360, I teach wakeboarding and wakesurfing in the summer

Favorite Quote: “I can’t believe you made this sport so easy to learn!” Chris Kvamme

Kyle Langley

Kyle Langley

Hometown: Boulder, Colorado

Disciplines: Child Ski Instructor

Year Started Skiing: Age 3

Year Started Instructing: 2013

Certifications: PSIA Level I, WFR, Avalanche Level II

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2013

Favorite Run: Anything but Langley

Favorite Conditions: Morning after a Blizzard

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: I am an Archaeologist in the summer but you'll probably find me on the river

Favorite Quote: "Don't Panic!" - Douglas Adams

Link Neimark

Link Neimark

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Disciplines Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding

Year Started Skiing/Riding: 1971

Year Started Instructing: 1977

Certifications: PSIA Alpine Level III, USSA Race Coach Level II, AASI Snowboard Level I, PSIA Adaptive Level I, PSIA Telemark Level I, Senior Specialist

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2002

Favorite Run: Elephants to Haskills

Favorite Conditions: Snow

Off-Snow Hobbies: Rock climbing, weight training, photography, adventure travel, horseback riding, surfing whitefish lake. In the summer, Link runs a rock climbing school and guide service: http://skiwhitefish.com/rock_climb_montana.php

Fun Facts: Spent two summers teaching skiing in New Zealand. Ski Magazine's panel of expert judges named Link as one of the top 100 instructors of the year in 2005.

Favorite Quote: "If you get to the bottom of the run with a big smile on your face, then you are in good form."

Customer Comments: "Thanks Link for the great ski lessons-fun, challenging, and effective. I feel fortunate that you are willing to share your expertise! -Beverly

Nathan Hafferman

Nathan Hafferman

Hometown: Columbia Falls, MT

Disciplines: Snowboard

Year Started Riding: 2001

Year Started Instructing: 2003

Certifications: AASI Level III, PSIA Level I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2003

Favorite Run: Back 9

Favorite Conditions: Blower Pow, Cold Smoke so deep a snorkel is required

Off-Snow Hobbies and Fun Facts: Motocross, fly fishing, rock climbing, snowmobiling, all things exciting

Favorite Quote: Look before you slash

Lori Rust

Lori Rust

Name: Lori Rust

Hometown: OH-CO-CA-MI-Br-NC-MT

Disciplines: Alpine, Nordic, Adaptive, Senior Specialist

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1969

Year Started Instructing: 2001

Certifications: PSIA Level 2, Nordic Level 1, Adaptive Level 1, Sr Specialist Level 1

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2000

Favorite Run: Least populated

Favorite Conditions: There's always something to be learned in any condition, from overcast to sunny, firm to powder-All good!

Off-Snow Hobbies and Fun Facts: Summer Raft Guide for Glacier Raft Co. I used to get paid to fly in the air; wanna guess?

Favorite Quote: "Skiing should be easy; if it’s not, there’s something wrong.” “Skiing is like dancing, and the mountain is the lead. Come dance with me!"

Customer comments from previous guests:
"This is the BEST day I have ever skied!"
"I had no idea skiing could be so much fun!"
"I wanted to thank you for taking such great care of my daughter while she learned to ski…she is hooked and can hardly wait to ski again."
"You really gave my mother self-confidence. She is still giddy over her achievements and experience!"

Fortunate throughout the years how many have returned year after year, and we're now lifelong ski-family friends.

Tim Plunkett

Tim Plunkett

Hometown: Missoula, MT

Disciplines: Alpine Skiing

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1958

Year Started Instructing: 2000

Certifications: Alpine Level III, Children’s Specialist

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2013

Favorite Run: Whiteys

Favorite Conditions: Fresh and Sunny

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: Biking in search for the perfect craft beer.

Favorite Quote: "Is the thrill gone? Not yet baby!" B.B. King

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Hometown: Port Angeles, WA

Disciplines: Alpine

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1991

Year Started Instructing: 2004

Certifications: PSIA Level I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2010

Favorite Run: Tee Pee

Favorite Conditions: Powder

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: Hiking, Fishing, Rafting, Hanging out with my dog Chubbs

Favorite Quote: "You must be shapeless, formless like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle it becomes the bottle. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend." – Bruce Lee

Jesse King

Jesse King

Hometown: Whitefish, MT

Disciplines: Snowboard, Skiing

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1993

Year Started Instructing: 2010

Certifications: Level II Alpine, Level I Snowboard

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2008

Favorite Run: Haileys Run

Favorite Conditions: Wind blown pow!

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: Golfing, Scuba Diving, Hunting, and Fishing

Favorite Quote: Ice, Ice Davies! Vanilla Mike!

Bryce Wilson

Bryce Wilson

Hometown: New Wilmington, PA

Disciplines: Ski

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1995

Year Started Instructing: 2011

Certifications: PSIA I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2014

Favorite Run: Ed\'s Run

Favorite Conditions: Pow

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: kayaking, dirt bikes

Hannah Callahan

Hannah Callahan

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Disciplines: Ski and Board

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1999

Year Started Instructing: 2008

Certifications: PSIA Level 1, Nordic Level 1, AASI level 1 in progress

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2015!

Favorite Run: Grey Wolf

Favorite Conditions: Sunny! Hot! Slushy!

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: Hiking, Fishing, Biking, All things outside!

Favorite Quote: \"You don\'t know if you don\'t go.\" Randy Gayner

Keith Poe

Keith Poe

Hometown: Ellensburg, WA

Disciplines: Ski

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1988

Year Started Instructing: 2012

Certifications: PSIA Level I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2013

Favorite Run: Chipmunk

Favorite Conditions: Snow on the ground

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: Camping and cooking

Favorite Quote: Mise en Place

Lauren Page

Lauren Page

Hometown: Stamford, CT

Disciplines: Ski Instructor

Year Started Instructing: 2012

Certifications: PSIA Level 1

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2014

Favorite Run: MoeMentum

Favorite Conditions: Powpow

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: Rock climbing, rafting, hiking, camping, coloring, volleyball, smiling

Favorite Quote: “Be yourself and do what makes you happy, because those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter.” Dr. Seuss

Kyle Quintia

Kyle Quintia

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Disciplines: Skiing/Snowboarding

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1992

Year Started Instructing: 2006

Certifications: PSIA Level I, AASI Level II, Freestyle Level I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2006

Favorite Run: Tee Pee

Favorite Conditions: Steep N’ Deep

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: Concerts, hiking, fishing, rafting, camping

Favorite Quote: "With all of our running and all of our cunning, if we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane!" – Jimmy Buffett

Lindy Wenner

Lindy Wenner

Hometown: Colorado

Disciplines: Ski and Snowboard

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 2008

Year Started Instructing: 2012

Certifications: PSIA Alpine Level 1, AASI Snowboard Level I, Children's Specialist I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2015

Favorite Run: I like them all!!

Favorite Conditions: Powder!!

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail 2012 and for about a year, now, I\'ve been trying to teach myself to be ambidextrous.

Favorite Quote: \"Wherever you go, go with all your heart.\"

Bob Heim

Bob Heim

Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee

Discipline: Alpine Skiing

Year Started Skiing: 1967

Year Started Instructing: 1998

Certifications: PSIA Certified Level III, PSIA Children Accreditation

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 1998

Favorite Run: Good Medicine

Favorite Conditions: Powder

Off-Snow Hobbies: Rafting, hiking

Fun Facts: My wife and I have the same birthday.

Sam Detwiler

Sam Detwiler

Hometown: Phoenixville, PA

Disciplines: Snowboard, Skiing

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1974

Year Started Instructing: 1985

Certifications: Level II Snowboard and Alpine

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2004

Favorite Run: Langley

Favorite Conditions: Spring conditions, powder

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: Mountain biking, hiking

Favorite Quote: Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible"!

Ron Bassett

Ron Bassett

Hometown: Kokomo, Indiana

Disciplines: Alpine and Adaptive skiing

Year Started Skiing: 1970

Year Started Instructing: 2002

Certification: PSIA Alpine Level II, Adaptive Level I, Senior Specialist

Year Started Whitefish Mountain Resort: 1999

Favorite Run: The one you and I are sharing.

Favorite Conditions: all except ice

Fun Facts and Off-Snow Hobbies: I am a fireman/EMT at Glacier Park International Airport. Let me know when you're arriving and I will try to say "hi." I also enjoy biking, hiking, fishing, and accordion (but I only play for myself).

Favorite Quote: Be lazy – you’re on vacation.

Nancy Cronin

Nancy Cronin

Hometown: Whitefish, MT

Discipline: Alpine

Year Started Skiing/Riding: 1980

Year Started Instructing: 2008

Certification: PSIA Level I, Child Specialist I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2008

Favorite Run: Wherever conditions are best

Favorite Conditions: Powder

Fun Facts and Off-Snow Hobbies: I love everything having to do with the outdoors

Favorite Quote: "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior demonstrates. The great teacher inspires"- William Arthur Ward" Love my Life"

Jay Johnston

Jay Johnston

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Disciplines: Alpine

Year Started Skiing: 1961

Year Started Instructing: 1979

Certifications: PSIA Level III

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2014

Favorite Run: Good Medicine & East Rim Face

Favorite Conditions: Sun on my face, Trackable snow under my base

Off-Snow Hobbies and Fun Facts: Fly Fishing, Hiking, & Boating with my wife

Favorite Quote: "Treat others today as you wish for them to treat you tomorrow."

Aaron Guzman

Aaron Guzman

Hometown: Portland, OR

Discipline: Snowboarding, Skiing

Year Started Skiing/Riding: 1988

Year Started Instructing: 1995

Certification: AASI Level III, PSIA Level I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 1995

Favorite Run: Moe Mentum

Favorite Conditions: Powder

Off-Snow Hobbies: Whitewater kayaking, Guitar, Skateboarding, Slack Lining, Hiking, Fly Fishing, Parenting

Fun Fact: Yo hablo Espanol.

Favorite Quote: "The Dude abides"

Marijke Stob

Marijke Stob

Hometown: Grandville, Michigan

Disciplines: Ski

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 2012

Year Started Instructing: 2015

Certifications:

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2013

Favorite Run: Evans Heaven

Favorite Conditions: Fresh Powder

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: Knitting, woodworking, hiking, reading, rock climbing

Favorite Quote: “A day without laughter is a day wasted!”

Riley Johnson

Riley Johnson

Hometown: Lewiston, ID

Discipline: Snowboard/Skiing

Year Started Skiing/Riding: 1998

Year Started Instructing: 2009

Certification: Snowboard AASI Level II, Ski PSIA Level I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2009

Favorite Run: Moementum

Favorite Conditions: Bluebird Powder

Fun Facts: Biking, Camping, Traveling, Road trips, Concerts

Favorite Quote: "Take the words 'I can't' out of your vocabulary."

Rick Guenther

Rick Guenther

Hometown: Mt Vernon, WA

Disciplines: Skiing

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1982

Year Started Instructing: 2013

Certifications: PSIA Level I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2013

Favorite Run: Dumpster Chutes

Favorite Conditions: Powder on top of powder

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: Past lives include being a High School teacher and coach, scuba Instructor, personal trainer, college and professional football player… hobbies include hiking, golf, painting.

Favorite Quote: "Life is short, smile while you still have teeth."

Megan Chaisson

Megan Chaisson

Hometown: Concord, MA

Disciplines: Skiing, Snowshoe

Year Started Skiing: 2006

Year Started Instructing: 2012

Certifications: PSIA Level I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2012

Favorite Run: Good Medicine

Favorite Conditions: Any day with an inversion? There is nothing like enjoying sunshine & mountain views above a sea of clouds?

Off-Snow Hobbies and Fun Facts: I also work as a Park Ranger with Glacier National Park & Flathead National Forest. I love to play outdoors - hiking, biking, skiing xc & downhill, camping, climbing, & picking huckelberries!

Favorite Quote: "Adopt the pace of Nature; her secret is patience." - Emerson

Zach Rutt

Zach Rutt

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

Disciplines: Alpine Skiing

Year Started Skiing: 1998

Year Started Instructing: 2013

Certifications: PSIA Level I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2013

Favorite Run: Elephant's Graveyard

Favorite Conditions: Fresh

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: Backpacking, Hiking, Fishing, Climbing, Soccer

Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson

Hometown:  Whitefish

Discipline: Alpine

Year Started Skiing/Riding: 1981

Year Started Instructing: 2009

Certification:  PSIA Level III

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2009

Favorite Run:  Sling Shot

Favorite Conditions:  Whiteout

Off-Snow Hobbies: Building tree houses, Being a Dad

Favorite Quote: "Chance favors the prepared"

Jeff Fisher

Jeff Fisher

Hometown: Polson, MT

Discipline: Alpine Skiing

Year Started Skiing/Riding: 1954

Year Started Instructing: 1970 1st time, 2011 2nd time

Certification: Level 2 CSI PSIA

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 1970 1st time, 2013 2nd time

Favorite Run: Heep Steep

Favorite Conditions: packed powder corduroy

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: Once won a Rolex watch winning the Ski Yachting Championship. Love to race my J24 sailboat in regattas.

Favorite Quote: Do it right or do it twice.

Jerry Griffiths

Jerry Griffiths

Hometown: Waitsfield, VT

  

Disciplines: Alpine

   

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1965

  

Year Started Instructing:  2007

            

Certifications: PSIA Level 2

 

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:   2016

 

Favorite Run:  Good Medicine

 

Favorite Conditions:  Soft bumps

 

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Bike, cycled across US in 2012 & 2013, lived at sea for 5 years.

 

Favorite Quote:  “Yep” & “Hey”

Lorne Kermath

Lorne Kermath

Hometown: Allens Park, Colorado

Disciplines: Alpine skiing

Year Started Skiing: 1961

Year Started Instructing: 1990

Certifications: PSIA Alpine Certified Level 2

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 1993

Favorite Run: All of them!

Favorite Conditions: Fresh snow

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: Fishing, boating, skating, hunting climbing, old cards & boats

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

Hometown: Denison, Iowa

Discipline: Alpine skiing

Year Started Skiing: 1981

Year Started Instructing: 1986

Certifications: PSIA Alpine Level III, AASI Snowboard Level I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 1997

Quote: "Each day you touch snow adds two weeks to your life." -Kjellilama

Favorite Run: The one I am skiing on at the moment

Favorite Conditions: Dancing in new snow.

Off-Snow Hobbies: Photography, sea kayaking, mountain biking, hike and raft guiding

Fun Facts: People I would bring back to life to visit: Lewis and Clark, John Muir

Customer Comments: Ski Magazine's panel of expert judges named Kjell as one of the top 100 instructors of the year in 2005.

Kristy Overman

Kristy Overman

Hometown: Fair Haven, NJ

Discipline: Snowboard

Year Started Skiing/Riding: 2000

Year Started Instructing: 2002

Certification: AASI Level II

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2010

Favorite Run: Not telling

Favorite Conditions: I like it soft

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: Retired Derby Girl, Artist & Screen Printer

Sarah Walter

Sarah Walter

Hometown: Missoula, MT

Disciplines: Alpine Ski

Year Started Skiing/Riding: 1997

Year Started Instructing: 2014

Certifications: PSIA Level I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2013

Favorite Run: Backdoor of Evan's

Favorite Conditions: SNOW!!

Off-Snow Hobbies: Hiking!

Corydon Albrecht

Corydon Albrecht

 

Hometown: Columbia Falls

Disciplines: Skiing

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1985

Year Started Instructing:  1997

 

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:   2016

Favorite Run:  Schmidt’s Chute

Favorite Conditions:  Any

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Rafting

Favorite Quote:  “Sounds like you got it all worked out.”

Craig Dickenson

Craig Dickenson

Hometown:  Whitefish, Montana

Discipline:  Snowboarding

Year Started Skiing/Riding: 2004

Year Started Instructing: 2010

Certification: AASI Level I, CASI Level 1

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2011

Favorite Run: Langley

Favorite Conditions:  Powder

Off-Snow Hobbies: Professional Football Coach

Favorite Quote: “Enthusiasm is better caught than taught."

Gregory Theis

Gregory Theis

 

Hometown: Genesee, Colorado

  

Disciplines: Snowboarding

   

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1996

  

Year Started Instructing:  2016

            

 

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:   2016

 

 

Favorite Conditions:  Powder, snowing, cloudy

 

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Hiking, mountain biking, camping, backpacking. I love all animals.

 

Favorite Quote:  “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad choices of clothing.”

Mick O'Hare

Mick O'Hare

 

Hometown: Shaver Lake, OR

  

Disciplines: Snowboard/Ski

   

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 2005

  

Year Started Instructing:  2009

            

Certifications: AASI Level I

 

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:   2016

 

Favorite Run:  The one with the least people

 

Favorite Conditions:  powder or sunny spring days

 

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  photography, hiking, camping, backpacking, fishing, climbing

 

Favorite Quote:  “If not now, when?” – Hillel the Elder

Caroline Henzelman

Caroline Henzelman

Hometown:    Springtown, PA

  

Disciplines: Skiing

   

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1997

  

Year Started Instructing:  2016

 

 

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:   2016

 

Favorite Run:  Hell Fire

 

Favorite Conditions:  Light powder

 

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Riding horses

 

Favorite Quote:  “Any pizza can be a personal pizza if you believe in yourself.”

Jordan Smith

Jordan Smith

 

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

  

Disciplines: Skiing

   

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 2015

  

Year Started Instructing:  2016

            

Certifications: PSIA Level I Alpine

 

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:   2016

 

Favorite Run:  Glory Hole

 

 

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Backpacking, Running, Rock Climbing

 

Favorite Quote:  “You have no idea how high I can fly.” – Michael Scott

Topher Jung

Topher Jung

Hometown: Waitsfield, VT

  

Disciplines: Alpine

   

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1997 (3 y/o)

  

Year Started Instructing:  2016

            

 

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:   2016

 

Favorite Run:  TBD

 

Favorite Conditions:  Bluebird Pow Day

 

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Hiking, biking, fishing, craft beer

 

Favorite Quote:  “Future so bright, gotta wear shades.”

Robert Winckler

Robert Winckler

Hometown: St. Helena

  

Disciplines: Ski/Snowboard

   

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1976

  

Year Started Instructing:  2007

            

Certifications: Level II ski, Level I snowboard

 

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:   2007

 

Favorite Run:  Middle of nowhere

 

Favorite Conditions:  Powder

 

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Fly fishing, golf, mountain biking

 

Favorite Quote:  “Not all that wander are lost.”

Keara Delaney

Keara Delaney

Hometown: Whitefish, MT

  

Disciplines: Skiing

   

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 2012

  

Year Started Instructing:  2016

            

Certifications:

 

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:   2016

 

Favorite Run:  Moose

 

Favorite Conditions:  Bluebird and lots of pow

 

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Yoga, painting, drawing, skateboarding, writing, laughing

 

Favorite Quote:  “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a lift ticket.”

Matthew Creamer

Matthew Creamer

Hometown:    Fortine, MT

  

Disciplines: Snowboarding

   

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1987

  

Year Started Instructing:  2013

            

Certifications:     AASI Level I, Adaptive Level I, Children’s Specialist I        

 

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:   2016

 

Favorite Run: 

 

Favorite Conditions:  Powder

 

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Sky Diving

 

Favorite Quote:  I don’t need faith. I have experience.

Jamie Dillon

Jamie Dillon

Hometown: Downingtown, PA

  

Disciplines: Snowboarding

   

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1997

  

Year Started Instructing:  2010

            

Certifications: AASI Level 2

 

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:   2015

 

Favorite Run:  Picture Chutes

 

Favorite Conditions:  Light, dry powder

 

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Mountaineering in Glacier, mountain biking, climbing, etc.

 

Favorite Quote:  “Never let your fear decide your fate.”

Amanda Pettinato-Dudis

Amanda Pettinato-Dudis

 

Hometown: Kalispell, MT

  

Disciplines: Alpine

   

Year Started Skiing or Riding: Age 3

  

Year Started Instructing:  2015

            

Certifications: PSIA Level I Alpine

 

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:   2015

 

 

Favorite Conditions:  Pow!

 

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Professional flute player

 

Favorite Quote:  “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Ghandi

Chris Bianchi

Chris Bianchi

Hometown: Columbia, SC

  

Disciplines: Skiing

   

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1994

  

Year Started Instructing:  2016

            

Certifications:     

 

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:   2016

 

Favorite Run:  East Rim on a powder day or Big Ravine groomed

 

Favorite Conditions:  Powder!!!

 

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: 

  • Fly Fishing
  • I have a U.S.C.G issued captain’s license for boats up to 100 tons (100 ton master license)
  • And a little more fly fishing

 

Favorite Quote:  Sometimes, I use big words that I don’t always understand to sound more photosynthesis.