Improve Your Stand Up Paddle Board Skills!

Are you coming to Montana’s Glacier National Park and looking for some fun this summer?  The sport, commonly known as SUP’ing, is an ancient form of surfing that originated in the Hawaiian Islands. Stand-Up Paddle Boarding is a type of surfing where the surfers use a paddle to move through the water while standing on a surfboard, usually ranging from 9-12 feet in length.  We are in West Glacier Montana and have Stand-Up Paddle Board rentals as well as SUP instruction courses and SUP river trips.

SUP’ing here in Montana has taken off and with the abundant lakes and rivers, Sup’ing is not to be missed.  Stand-up paddle boarding is a great way to see Montana’s lakes and river from a different perspective and we can teach you how.  SUP’ing is challenging, lots of fun, and is a great “core” & balance workout.  It’s recommended that you learn basic techniques and skills before you head to moving water.  If you want to try something fun and challenging this summer on your Montana vacation, don’t miss out on our stand-up paddle board training.

Classes for River SUPing on the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of the Flathead River at Glacier National Park in Montana


Join our American Canoe Association certified paddleboard instructor for training on flat water or the river.

Our paddleboard program provides instruction from flat to moving water. Whether it is your first time on a board and you just want to learn the proper strokes or you are ready to make the jump to the river and learn how to read water, our ACA instructor has the progression to help you get there. Glacier River School provides you with instruction and plenty of encouragement.

Course Pricing:

Pricing is based on number of people and amount of time requested. Fees based on actual time spent working on technique, both on water and dry land and the shuttle to the river. Depending on where you choose to work, your vehicle may need to be available for a shuttle. Glacier River School provides an appropriate amount of instructors as the number of students increases. Boards, drytops, pfds, helmets, and paddles provided by Glacier River School

  • 1 person – $150 (3 hours)  –  $250 (6 hours)
  • 2 people – $250 (3 hours)  –  $350 (6 hours)
  • 3 people – $400 (3 hours)  –  $500 (6 hours)
  • 4 people – $500 (3 hours)  –  $600 (6 hours)

Larger group pricing available. Call for details.

Skills Practiced:

  • Strokes & Braces
  • Board Remount
  • Enter/exit of eddies
  • Ferries
  • running rapids
  • Choosing lines/ reading water
  • Surfing- more advanced
  • Scouting vs “reading and running”