Brown Bear Van Charters is a charter van service owned and operated by Dudley and Melody Johnson in Columbia Falls, Montana.
The charter service owns a Ford Diamond 25-passenger motor coach, a 14-passenger Ford van, a 6-passenger Plymouth Voyager, and a 4-wheel drive 4-passenger pick-up.
Dudley and Melody spent the summer of 1999 in Skagway, Alaska where Dudley drove and narrated tours over the White Pass, the same trail the prospectors traveled 100 years ago in the Yukon Gold Rush. Once home, Dudley has been doing charters for Big Mountain, Blacktail, Fernie, B.C. and Kimberly, B.C. ski areas.
Charter services are available for golf, skiing, biking, hiking, camping, shopping, office and birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, dinners and conventions as well as school, church, and club outings. Charters are available locally as well as to Spokane, Seattle, Calgary, Alberta, Cranbrook, B.C. and beyond.
AND YOU CAN CALL THE SHOTS. Make it a picnic, go to a museum, eat out, take a hike, shop, or stop wherever you like en route.
Blacktail Ski Area Schedule
7:15am Mike's Conoco - Columbia Falls
7:45am Taco John's - Whitefish
8:00am Sportman's Ski Haus - Kalispell
8:20am Taco John's - Kalispell
8:25am Aero Inn
8:45am White Oak C-Mart - Somers
(Link from Bigfork)
9:00am Joe Blogz C-Store - Lakeside
9:30am Arrive at Blacktail Ski Area
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 892-9822
$10.00 Round Trip.
We will leave the top of Blacktail at 4:15pm. making the same stops and arriving at Mike's Conoco in Columbia Falls by 6:00pm.
SOME SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES:
Glacier National Park
Waterton International Peace Park
Yellowstone National Park
Couer d'Alene SILVERWOOD Theme Park
Golf Tournaments:Buffalo Hills, Whitefish,
Par 3 On 93, Village Greens, West Glacier
Museums: Ninepipes, The Peoples Center,
Conrad Mansion, Museum of the Rockies
A day around Flathead Lake
Skiing: Big Mountain, Blacktail, Fernie B.C.
or Kimberly B.C. Alpine Ski Areas
Sporting Clays: Big Sky Sporting Clays, Polson
U of M (Grizzies), Missoula
MSU (Bobcats), Bozeman
These are only a few examples of ideas to enjoy Montana and the Northwest. I have visited all of these destination and know many great places to eat and shop and other fun spots.