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!

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!

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

Matt Creamer

Matt Creamer

Hometown:  Fortine, MT

Disciplines:  Snowboard/Ski

Year Started Skiing or Riding:  Snowboard 1988/Ski 1974

Year Started Instructing:  2012

Certifications:  Snowboard Inst II, Snowboard Adaptive Instructor, Freestyle Specialist, Children Specialist      

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:  2016

Favorite Run:  East Rim

Favorite Conditions:  Powder

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Rafting, fishing, horseback riding

Favorite Quote:  “If given the chance to ride a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat.”

Aaron Guzman

Aaron Guzman

Hometown:  Portland, OR

Discipline:  Snowboarding, Skiing

Year Started Skiing/Riding:  1988

Year Started Instructing:  1995

Certification:  SB AASI Level III, Ski PSIA Level II

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:  1995

Favorite Run:  Moe Mentum

Favorite Conditions:  Pow pow!

Off-Snow Hobbies:  mountain biking, rafting, fishing, skateboarding, hiking

Fun Fact:  Yo hablo Espanol.

Favorite Quote:  “Donny, you’re out of your element.”

 

Steve Black

Steve 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!”

Kyle Langley

Kyle Langley

Hometown:  Boulder, CO

Disciplines:  Alpine, Freestyle, Pow

Year Started Skiing:  Age 4 (1992)

Year Started Instructing:  2013

Certifications:  PSIA Level I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:  2013

Favorite Run:  Langley

Favorite Conditions:  Steep and Deep

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  I’m an Archaeologist for Glacier National Park in the summer

Favorite Quote:  \"Don\'t Panic!\" - Doug Adams

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

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

 

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\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"

Chris Bianchi

Chris Bianchi

Hometown: Columbia, SC

Disciplines: Skiing!

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1995

Year Started Instructing:  2016

Certifications:  PSIA Level I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:   2016

Favorite Run:  I don’t like to run

Favorite Conditions:  Dust on crust and mashed taters

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: 

  • Fly fishing fanatic
  • Lift soda enthusiast
  • Little Debbie Connoisseur

Favorite Quote:  “Cross Country Skiing is great… If you live in a small country.”

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

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

 

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

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

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

Greg Wittman

Greg Wittman

 Hometown:  Missoula, MT

Disciplines:  Alpine

Year Started Skiing or Riding:  1966

Year Started Instructing:  1971

 Certifications:  Alpine III, Senior Specialist II

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:  2017

Favorite Run:  Ptarmigan Bowl

Favorite Conditions:  Powder

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: Fly Fishing, Sailing, Hunting, Music

Favorite Quote:  “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra

 

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.\"

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

 

Carrie Cubbage

Carrie Cubbage

 Hometown: Merced, CA

Disciplines: 3 Alpine, 2 Tele, 1 Snowboard

Year Started Skiing or Riding:  girl scout when I was 10

Year Started Instructing:  1992

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:   2009

Favorite Run:  Any run with friends.

Favorite Conditions:  Any conditions with friends

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  rafting, hiking, Star Wars geek

Favorite Quote:  “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

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

 

Linda Miller

Linda Miller

Hometown:  Salisbury, Maryland

Discipline:  Ski

Year Started Instructing: 2007

Certifications:  PSIA Level II, Child Specialist I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:  2009

Favorite Run:  Marmot & Hell Roaring Basin

Favorite Conditions:  Powder!

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Riding & jumping my 12 year old horse, Zazzle. Traveling in Europe and South America.

Favorite Quote:  “Awesome!”

 

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!

Chas Vergauwen

Chas Vergauwen

Hometown:  Iowa Park, TX

Disciplines:  Tai-Chi, yoga, rafting, fly fishing, drummer, guitarist

Year Started Skiing or Riding:  1982

Year Started Instructing:  2017

 Certifications:  PSIA Level I, CPR/WFR

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:  2003-2006, 2017

Favorite Run:  Backdoor to Evan’s Heaven

Favorite Conditions:  Pow Pow

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Musician, writer, philosopher

Favorite Quote:  “If one can learn to find beauty in all aspects of life, then one can learn to make all aspects of their life beautiful.”

Betka Alexander

Betka Alexander

Hometown:  Ljubljana, Slovenia

Disciplines:  Skiing

Year Started Skiing or Riding:  1963

Year Started Instructing:  1978

Certifications:  PSIA level III, Senior Specialist 2, Children’s Specialist 1

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:  2011

Favorite Run:  Haskill Slide

Favorite Conditions:  Snow

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  I ride and compete jumping horses and I’m trying to learn to play the piano.

Favorite Quote:  “All students can learn and succeed, but not on the same day in the same way.” – William G Spady

 

Caroline Henzelman

Caroline Henzelman

Hometown:  Bucks County, PA

Disciplines:  Ski

Year Started Instructing:  2016

 Certifications:  PSIA Level I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:  2016

Favorite Run:  Big Ravine

Favorite Conditions:  Bluebird

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: Horses

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\"

Albert Popiel

Albert Popiel

Hometown: Missoula

Discipline:  Alpine

Year Started Skiing or Riding:  1961

Year Started Instructing:  2006

 Certifications:  Level I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:  2017

Favorite Run:  Any run

Favorite Conditions:  Powder

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Software Security Systems Development

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.

 

Cole Kleinberg

Cole Kleinberg

Hometown:  New York

Disciplines:  Ski

Year Started Skiing or Riding:  1997

Year Started Instructing:  2017

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:  2017

Favorite Run:  Mario Land

Favorite Conditions:  Pow

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Hockey, soccer, hiking (anything outside)

Favorite Quote:  “WAIT, don’t cut my boots – they’re brand new!” – Christian Pavelka

Matt Basile

Matt Basile

Hometown:  Dillon, MT

Disciplines:  Ski & Snowboard

Year Started Skiing or Riding:  Ski – 1998/Snowboard - 2003

Year Started Instructing:  Snowboard – 2008/ Ski - 2016

Certifications:  Ski – PSIA Level I/Snowboard - AASI Level I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:  2017

Favorite Run:  Area 51

Favorite Conditions:  POWDER

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Hiking, rafting, camping

Favorite Quote:  “I know I was born and I know that I’ll die, the in between is mine.” – Eddie Vedder

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.

Marijke Stob

Marijke Stob

Hometown: Grandville, Michigan

Disciplines: Ski

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 2012

Year Started Instructing: 2015

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2013

Favorite Run: Evan’s Heaven

Favorite Conditions: Powder!

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: hanging with my pup, knitting, sewing, hiking, rafting, etc.

 

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\"

Laurel Sugden

Laurel Sugden

Hometown:  Bigfork, MT

Disciplines:  Ski

Year Started Skiing or Riding:  2004

Year Started Instructing:  2017

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:  2017

Favorite Run:  Moose

Favorite Conditions:  Chilly with blue skies & a foot of fresh snow!

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts: Applying for Psychology grad school. Love being outside!! Travel frequently in Latin America. Spanish Speaker.

Favorite Quote:  “Nature loves courage.”

Rikki Luebke

Rikki Luebke

Hometown:  Fort Wayne, IN

Disciplines:  Ski and Snowboard

Certifications: PSIA Level I, AASI Level I

Year Started Skiing or Riding:  2013

Year Started Instructing:  2017

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:  2017

Favorite Run:  Hellroaring Basin

Favorite Conditions:  Powder!

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Climbing and dancing

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.

 

Cory Albrecht

Cory Albrecht

Hometown: Columbia Falls, MT

Disciplines: Skiing

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1983

Year Started Instructing:  1995

 Certifications: PSIA Level I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:   2016

Favorite Run:  Big Ravine

Favorite Conditions:  Anything

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Rafting, Fly Fishing, Mtn Biking

Favorite Quote:  “I’m your huckleberry.”

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.\"

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.

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

 

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.

Kyle Quintia

Kyle Quintia

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Disciplines: Teaching skiing/snowboarding, guitar instructor, licensed property manager

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1992

Year Started Instructing: 2006

Certifications: Snowboard Level 3, Alpine Level 1, Freestyle Specialist Level 1

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2006

Favorite Run: All of them!

Favorite Conditions: Steep N’ Deep

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Pearl Jam, fishing, rafting, camping, hiking, playing guitar, owner of a small property management company – River Grove Rentals

Favorite Quote: “If not for love, I would be drowning.” – Pearl Jam

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 III
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.

Hannah Callahan

Hannah Callahan

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Disciplines: Ski & Snowboard

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1999

Year Started Instructing: 2008

Certifications: PSIA Level I, AASI Level I, Nordic Level I

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2015!

Favorite Run: Big Ravioli

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

 

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

David Loman

David Loman

Hometown:  Killington, VT

Discipline:  Alpine Skiing

Year Started Skiing or Riding:  1990

Year Started Instructing:  2007

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:  2008

Favorite Run:  K 13

Favorite Quote:  “A lot of history on that ski run.”

Rick Guenther

Rick Guenther

Hometown: Mt Vernon, WA
Disciplines: Skiing
Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1982
Year Started Instructing: 2013
Certifications: PSIA Level II
Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort: 2013, Ski Instructor of the year 2015-16, WMR top 10 Employee 2016/2017, Rookie of the Year 2013/2014
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, salsa dancing, painting, alligator wrestling, bull riding.
Favorite Quote: \"Life is short, smile while you still have teeth.\"

Greg Theis

Greg Theis

Hometown: Genesee, Colorado

Disciplines: Snowboard

Year Started Skiing or Riding: 1996

Year Started Instructing:  2016

 Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:   2016

Certifications: AASI Level I Snowboard, CPR, First Responder

Favorite Run: Moose

Favorite Conditions:  Fresh powder, lightly snowing

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Working towards becoming a scuba diving instructor

Favorite Quote:  “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”

 

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

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”

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.\"

 

Keren Mikva

Keren Mikva

Hometown:  Chicago, IL

Disciplines:  Snowboard

Year Started Skiing or Riding:  2004

Year Started Instructing:  2017

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:  2017

Favorite Run:  Elephant’s Graveyard

Favorite Conditions:  powder

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  hiking, rafting, cycling, underwater basket weaving

Favorite Quote:  “If at first you don’t succeed, it’s probably never going to happen.”

 

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.\\\"

Karan Wittman

Karan Wittman

 Hometown:  Kalispell, MT

Year Started Skiing or Riding:  1968

Year Started Instructing:  2005

 Certifications:  Level I PSIA

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:  2017-18

Favorite Run:  Whitetail

Favorite Conditions:  Powder day

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Walking my dogs, playing guitar or piano, oil painting, cooking and fly fishing.

Favorite Quote:  “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz

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\"

 

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

 

Stefan Sandreuter

Stefan Sandreuter

 Hometown:  North Yarmouth, Maine

Disciplines:  Alpine

Year Started Skiing or Riding:  1995

Year Started Instructing:  2016

 Certifications:  PSIA Alpine Level 1, Children’s Specialist 1

Year Started at Whitefish Mountain Resort:  2017

Favorite Run:  Gray’s Golf Course

Favorite Conditions:  Powder

Off-Snow Hobbies or Fun Facts:  Running, hiking

Favorite Quote:  “The day you become old is the day you’re not looking for new experiences anymore.” Billie Joe Armstrong

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.”

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!

 

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."

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"!