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Ambassador Tours

Complimentary tours each day at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Call 406.862.1702 for more information.

Yes, Whitefish Mountain Resort is BIG. We ski and board on all 4 sides of the mountain and our mountain offers huge amounts of terrain for every level of skier or boarder. At Whitefish Mountain Resort, our Ambassadors' primary goal is to orient you to our Mountain. You will find your dream terrain and have the time of your life!

We're also here to help with any other needs you may have. Looking for a restaurant recommendation? Want to know where to get your skis tuned? Need to find the child care center? We're here to help so please don't hesitate to approach an ambassador any time you need assistance.
How to Get a Complimentary Tour
  • Tours leave daily at 10:30am and 1:30pm and are composed of very small groups.
  • Tours are complimentary, but do require a lift ticket.
  • To take a tour, guests must be able to ski comfortably on Blue Intermediate runs.
  • There is no need to register in advance - just show up!
  • Meet your guide at the top or bottom of the main Quad (Chair one - Big Mountain Express)
  • Large groups should call in advance so we can accommodate you with more guides.
Bob

Bob


Bio:  In 1991, my wife and I decided we wanted to buy some retirement property in the Mountains of Montana.  We arrived in the flathead valley at 1pm and by 7 pm had located and purchased some property in paradise.  In 1997, I retired from the Los Angles Police Department after 31 years and made the move to our new home in Bigfork.  After our first summer my wife asked what I planned to do during the winter.  I advised her I was going to become a ski instructor.  She just wanted to know how I was going to be a ski instructor since I did not know how to ski.  I thought that was a good point. Therefore, I became an Ambassador and started honing my skiing skills.  Now 8 years later I am on my way with another career as a Big Mountain ski Ambassador.  With many lessons and over one hundred days of skiing a year I think I have learned to ski adequately.  However, I am still improving my skiing skills and find the challenge exciting.  I have found that introducing guests to the Flathead Valley, Whitefish and the Big Mountain is very fulfilling.  The guests who take Mountain tours are always so appreciative regardless of their skill level.  Showing off this area is so easy because of the natural beauty and the friendly people

Favorite run:  Mark and I led 3 advanced skiers down Bad Rock through 12 inches of fresh powder that had not been touched.  As I watched from the top all I could see was snow flying all over the place as the people disappeared in a mystic way covered by white powder.  I knew my turn was coming.  Floating through all the snow was extremely satisfying and exhilarating.  I felt like I had also disappeared for a short time in the white powder.

Big Mtn Wisdom:   Big Mountain is very big.  With as much skiing I have done for the past 8 years, I still find places I have not been.  Everyday is a new experience.  The conditions on the mountain are always changing so do not put anything off for another time.  Skiing and the mountain experience is for the here and now

John

John


Bio:  First, saw the light of day in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, in November 1941.  Married to Nancy; we have five Children, 1 girl, 4 boys, 4 grandchildren.  They all ski and do their part to continue the family love affair with Big Mountain.  I have been skiing at Big Mountain for 45 years and always knew that when I finished my career, I would retire to the Flathead Valley.  In 1999, I was finally able to escape  34 years of servitude in the Dental Industry and the Canadian Gulag, and  Nancy and I were able move  to Montana where I  could indulge my adolescent fantasies of spending the winter skiing and the summer fly fishing.  Sometimes dreams do come true and this one  was realized.
 
Favorite Run:  The best run I have had this year was a run down Moose shared with Bert Manzari; the first run of a January day.  Moose was groomed, but when the groomers left, Ulnar, the Norse snow god and patron of all skiers and snowshoers, graciously gave 4 inches of fresh dry powder on top of the grooming. Only one other person had left his or her tracks for us to follow as we blasted down the hill hooting and hollering.  It was a super clean run, and we made the transitions with a pure smoothness that surprised, elated and filled us with joy.  When we stopped to savor the moment at the bottom of Momentum, Bert remarked, "That's one for the books".

Big Mtn Wisdom:  Big Mountain has been a featured player in my life and my family's life, and is still ongoing.  This past summer, while hiking and looking for Huckleberries on her slopes,  our 8 year old grand-daughter made the remark, "Big Mountain is always here and she never changes."  I think in her childish observation,  she hit on something very profound.  Big Mountain does rule over the Flathead Valley.  She definitely has a permanence  that transcends our brief time  on earth,  and in that  she embodies all the qualities that we  alpine types hold dear.

Marcia

Marcia


Bio:  Marcia Litchfield went Postal on the Big Mountain after retiring from the Whitefish Post office 2 1/2 years ago.

Favorite Run:  Hard one.  Everyday is a great run on the Mountain.  Afternoon skiing off Flower Point. covered in a champagne of snow.

Big Mtn Wisdom:  Russell Street. Early figure on the mountain.  Owned one of the first grocery stores in Whitefish and developed the famous seasoning called "Alpine Touch" by mixing all the ingredients in a large cement mixer before bagging it.  A good steak, a little lettuce, a jar of alpine touch and a fork.  Life does not get any better.  Alpine touch can be purchased in most Whitefish Grocery stores.  A great souvenir and a tasty treat.

Glenn

Glenn


Bio:  My wife and I hopped on a wagon train in 2001 after 25 years in the medical profession in Norfolk, Virginia and settled in on The Big Mountain. Our love of the mountains and the need to be near water brought us here. Since then we have tackled many tasks with The Whitefish Theatre Company and I have volunteered as a fireman and board member with the Big Mountain Fire Department. A love of education and the outdoors lead me to The Glacier Institute where I have served on the  Board of Trustees and Chairman of the facilities committee.

Recently I have had the pleasure of becoming a Glacier Park volunteer back country ranger and this past summer additionally a river ranger with the Park and Flathead National Forest.
See you on the slopes.

Favorite Run:  One of may favorite runs is to take a tour down Moose when it's been freshly groomed and the visibility allows the cliffs above and the valley beyond to be seen.

Big Mtn Wisdom:  A bit of Wednesday advice: be careful of doing anything foolish as Ski Patrol is on the look for the object of that evening's Frabert award.

Mike

Mike


Bio:  I started skiing Big Mtn in the early '90's and liked what it was and is so I kept coming back until I retired from the U. S. Government in 1998.  I drove through here on my way from Hawaii back to the family home in Northern Michigan in August '98, and was impressed by the beauty of the area in the summer.  I came back that winter to ski, and, well, I just never left.
 
Favorite Run:  I guess my favorite run is anything that is black, but Hellfire is one place I like to take family and friends.  Getting into it via Glory Hole is a real hoot if you can handle it.
 
Big Mtn Wisdom:  In fog ski the tree lines; they will lead you to the bottom of the runs and they all converge at a chair lift (so you can do it again and again).

Mark

Mark


Bio: I have been skiing Big Mtn for over 35 years and have been part of the Ambassadors for 12. My family started vacationing in Whitefish in the early 70's. It took me 20 years to figure out a way to stay here. I couldn't find a better place to have my kids grow up and learn to ski.

As an Ambassador, I really enjoy taking people one step beyond their own comfort zone. With so much terrain here, it's easy to find. The ‘thrill’ comes back to skiing for them.  That’s the best part of  Whitefish Mountain Resort.  

Favorite Run:  A few year’s ago with 16” new snow, I took a run down Kodiak.  With every turn, snow was billowing over my head.  6 turns into the run I can’t breathe.  The light snow was going down my throat and gagging me.  I ended up sitting in the middle of the run, coughing up snow trying to recover.  Definitely a snorkel day. 

Marilyn

Marilyn


Bio: I moved to the Flathead Valley in 1995 with my husband Clifford.  After many years of wet, gray winters in Olympia, Washington, we decided to move to a place that gets most of its precipitation as SNOW and has a great ski hill!  I work year round at Glacier National Park as a computer specialist but still manage to volunteer 2 days a week to be a Big Mountain Ambassador.  You can join me on Thursdays and Sundays for a great time skiing the Big Mountain.

Favorite Run:  It has been several years since we could really enjoy Hellfire but this season has brought plenty of snow!  The snow ghosts are great on the trek out to the top of Hellfire, the terrain is varied and the bottom has great packed powder.

Big Mtn Wisdom:  I like to take my first run-of-the-day down Inspiration.  If I can do this in the fog, with wind drifts, and fresh snow, I figure I can ski anywhere on the mountain that day!  Seeing is overrated... the snow is what counts!

Mike

Mike


Bio:  Native Kentuckian, though it's obvious that I should have always been here. Notre Dame graduate and proud of my Irish heritage. Mostly retired general and vascular surgeon(still fill in occasionally). Enjoy northwest Montana outdoor activities, and still referee youth, high school, and college soccer. Enjoy Ambassador duty, as it provides a socially acceptable outlet for my blarney

Favorite Run:  Inspiration on a clear day, as it makes you realize how lucky you are to be here.

Big Mtn Wisdom:  Big Mt is one of only 6 North American resorts to have snow ghosts. Also the first to have mountain hosts. Chair 1 was longest lift in North America when it opened in 1960.

Bob

Bob


Bio:  After 35 years with a major oil company on the East coast we moved to Whitefish to enjoy the weather, skiing, golf, fly-fishing, and rafting.
 
Favorite Run: This year the most enjoyable run was on Feb. 1st. on the Big Mtn. Face. It was 2 pm , the temperature was 21 degrees, the sun was out , and the powder was deep. The most satisfying tour is on a sunny day after taking guest for a couple runs on the back side and you then head south of the summit and come out at the top of Tony Matt. The guest " gasp " at the site of the valley below. It is truly inspiring.

Big Mtn Wisdom:  Always ski with a partner. If you can see it - ski it. Ski safe and above all HAVE FUN!

David

David


Bio:  I moved to Whitefish 6 years ago because the skiing was the best around, no lift lines and a great town to live in.
 
Favorite Run:  I must have a short memory because so far this year it has always been the last one I did.  My favorite run is Haskells, oh no how about Greys golf course,  but then there is always Connies, maybe Evens,  I give up I can not even pick a favorite run.
 
Big Mtn Wisdom:  Go skiing any day you can, even if it looks like conditions may not be ideal.   This job, (did I really say job!), has taught me that looking outside and deciding from town if skiing would be good is imposible. 

Don

Don


Bio:  Married to Betty. I work out of my home as counsel for a company based in Kansas. A native Montanan, born in Great Falls. We have been coming to the Flathead for 14 years visiting family and friends. We moved here in 2004 for the skiing, hiking, golf and friendly people. I started skiing the Big Mountain about 5 years ago, having done the majority of my skiing around Lake Tahoe. What first struck me about Whitefish Mtn Resort was the lack of lift lines and the value, in addition to the huge variety of terrain. I soon quit skiing in Tahoe all together, opting to get a years worth of skiing into a 7 - 10 day trip to Montana.
 
Favorite Run:  Prior to becoming an Ambassador, my off groom experience was limited to where my friends wanted to go, which was 100% groomed. Enter the Ambassadors. Bob Kimball, specifically, and others in general, have encouraged me to push myself, taking me into areas I never knew existed. My best and most uplifting run was on a Friday afternoon during a good snow fall, through deep (to me at least), untracked powder, starting at Ptarmagen Bowl, through Larch, Corkscrew and Bad Rock. I was actually floating. Put a huge smile on my face.
 
Big Mtn Wisdom:  The only bit of information, call it wisdom if you will, is to get to know the Mountain. Whitefish Mtn Resort offers what many other resorts do not, 360 degrees of skiing, through a vast and varied terrain, for every level of skier. I am still learning of new runs. If someone suggests they want to go into an area you have never heard of, just reply, "lets go". You will discover something new to pass on to others.

 

Doug

Doug


BIO:  A native Montanan, I was raised on the wind swept northern Montana prairies.  After graduating from Montana State University I accepted a teaching position at Columbia Falls High School in 1975.  I taught Chemistry for 27 years. When the school district proposed an early retirement buy out to the staff in 2002, I quickly accepted.  Some of my students on learning I was retiring said, “Mr. Dye you’re to young to retire”.  My reply was that I had another life to live and needed to get on with it.  I have pursued nature and outdoor photography for over 35 years and felt retirement was the opportunity to delve more deeply.  With that in mind I purchased two pack llamas and gear and use them to get myself and camera gear into the backcountry.  I have been with Dee, who I can now call my wife, for over twenty years.  We decided in the spring of 2008 to get married while on a trip to Hawaii.  Dee (Delores) has been a nurse for about 30 years and has worked home health nursing for about 15 years.  Lately she has been doing travel assignments and I travel and spend time with her at the assignments.  I am one of only a couple of telemark skiers with the Ambassadors. 

 

FAVORITE RUN:  The one I just finished soon to be replaced by the one I’m about to do, but then Good Medicine with fresh powder is always tough to beat.

 

BIG MTN WISDOM:   NBC chute ain’t for the faint of heart and what happens in NBC stays in NBC. 

Steve

Steve


Bio:  My wife, Barb, and I moved to the Flathead Valley in 1979 and have never been sorry since.  We raised both of our daughters here in what I would consider an almost perfect environment with good schools, friendly people, and year-round recreation opportunities that never end.  My recent retirement in April 2006 from the U.S. Forest Service has given me even more of an opportunity to enjoy this area and all it has to offer.  Joining the Ambassador program on Big Mountain has introduced me to some great people who really know how to have fun and who never complain about winter. 

Favorite Run:  The views in all directions on a clear day from the upper part of Inspiration can’t be beat and is one of my favorite groomed runs.  Good Medicine is usually the first place I go when we get fresh snow.   

Big Mtn Wisdom:  No matter what the conditions, the Big Mountain has so much to offer you can usually find something to put a big smile on your face.  The secret is to just get out and enjoy what the Mountain throws your way.

Jeff

Jeff


BIO: I have been a resident of whitefish since 1977 graduating from Whitefish High School in 1981. Attended college at the University of MT until the allure of skiing some different areas took me away. Moved back to the Flathead in 1991 and have lived here ever since. I acquired my real estate license in August of 1998 and was fortunate to hang my license with Rocky Mountain Real Estate where I spent most my time representing the developments of Grouse Mountain Estates and Lion Mountain Ranches. In June of 2010 I was presented with an opportunity to become part owner and managing broker of National Parks Realty and have been blessed with a great group of talented partners, administrative people and agents. 

Fred

Fred


Bio: I moved to West Glacier in 1989 with my wife, Lynne, to work as a Ranger in Glacier National Park. In 1998, we moved to Columbia Falls. We had previously lived and worked in Crater Lake National Park, Mesa Verde National Park and Yellowstone National Park. We have two sons, Peter and Alex. Peter is a telemark skier and raced for several years on the Glacier Nordic Ski Team. Alex is an Alpine skier and snowboarder. He also skied on the Glacier Nordic Prep Team. Lynne is an avid cross-country skier. We also love to hike and camp. In the spring of 2008 I retired after more than 32 years with the National Park Service. I became an Ambassador to be able to spend more time on the Mountain and to meet new folks.

Favorite Run: One of the most underrated runs on the Mountain is Good Medicine.  I am constantly amazed at how good the snow is, even on days when it’s marginal in other areas. 

Big Mtn. Wisdom: In the 19 years I have skied Big Mountain, I have always been able to find good runs and good snow somewhere on the mountain. Even when I have hesitated to go up because I think the weather or snow conditions may not be good, when I get there I have a good time and I’m glad I went.

Ross

Ross


Bio:  Spent most of my life in Orlando, FL.  After graduating from college, I went to OSC at Quantico, VA, compliments of the Marine Corp.  I spent the next four years as a GIB (guy-in-back) in the F-4 and RF-4.

After the service, I started my teaching career.  The GI Bill helped me further my education and get certified in a number of additional teaching areas.

The next 21 years I spent teaching P.E. with an occasional English or Science class thrown in.  My last 5 years was spent teaching Economics and Science at Universal Studios in Orlando.

Retirement in 2002 brought my wife, Marcy, and me to Big Mountain.  We have loved every minute.

Favorite Run:  Hands down that would be Evans Heaven.  There's a poem called "The Green Cathedral."  It mentions "a shadowed forest shrine."  That's an apt description of Evans.

Big Mountain Wisdom:  Helmets are cheaper than brain surgery.  If you're not having fun, you are missing the point!

Paul

Paul


 
I am an ex Griz,  from Washington, who stayed in Missoula after graduation.  Three kids and 30 years later, the youngest is at UM ,I quit my day job and combined two things on my bucket list; living in a motorhome and becoming a ski bum.  What better place to do both than the best place in Montana...Whitefish.
 
Favorite Run
 
Its Langley either first thing in the morning or the last one of the day, where the snow is knee deep, good friends are with you, the sun is out and the beer is waiting at the bottom at Hell Roaring. 
 
Foggy Day Wisdom
 
Ski near the tree line.  No matter how foggy, they help visibility when nothing else can.  Get the big boards out ... they make skiing way too easy... and that's a good thing.
 

Robin

Robin


 

Bio:  I recently moved here from Texas with my wife and family.  I have been skiing/snowboarding since the sixties in New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming.  Our search for the perfect place to live ended when we discovered the beautiful Flathead Valley.  A wonderful blessing of living here is the ability to share the Whitefish Mountain experience with our guests.

 

Favorite Run:  Take your pick of any run…as long as it’s first tracks in deep powder.

 

Big Mountain Wisdom:    Imagine skiing in a snow packed simulator in the fog with snow ghost’s all around you!  I’ve never skied by feel before, only by sight.  There is no substitute for the experience….Now I understand!

Suzanne

Suzanne


 

BIO:  After a lifetime of skiing in Vermont, my husband and I have recently transitioned to

         Whitefish and retirement.  I was a Mountain Guide at a resort in Vermont and enjoyed

         meeting guests and giving tours.  A great joy for me was teaching our children to ski

         and skiing as a family.  On our first visit to WMR our family utilized the Ambassador        

         program for a tour of the mountain.

 

FAVORITE RUN:  I like to start the day by saying “Good Morning” to Jesus.  Next, I like to take

                        in the view of Glacier N.P. from the Summit before I head over to the

                        East Rim for a healthy dose of powder.

 

BIG MOUNTAIN WISDOM:  It is a big mountain so enjoy it all.

Scott

Scott


BIO:  I retired from my 31 year international hotel career, and my wife and I looked at each other and asked, “What’s next?”  Janet had fallen in love with Whitefish in the late 70’s and had always wanted to live here.  IN April 2006, we came to take a look, to see if I would like Whitefish too.  By the end of our 3 day visit, I was hooked!  Skiing, Golf, Boating, Glacier National Park..... Need I say more?  IN August 2006, we picked up stakes and moved, just in time for our youngest son to start High School.    I have been in the hospitality business all my life and so becoming an Ambassador was an easy choice.   After all, I have been an Ambassador all my life, just never on Skis!  I look forward to greeting you and showing you around the mountain.
 
 
Favorite Run:  Now that is a tough one!  First tracks on chair 2 coming down Ed's with smooth corduroy is tough to beat.  Once chair 1 is open then I would choose Good Medicine or Heep Steep, especially if we had 6+ fresh the night before.
 
Big Mtn Wisdom:  IF you find yourself skiing in fog (OK yes, we do have some from time to time) sing to yourself, it will take your mind off of worrying where the heck you are!  Keep looking for those little orange fog balls.

Ed

Ed


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Lee

Lee


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Paul


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Kimberly

Kimberly


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Clif

Clif


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Lisa


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