Swan Mountain Snowmobiling is owned by Pat Tabor and primarily operated by his children Erik and Aubrie Loroña and Pat Tabor II. The recent addition of this company to the Tabors’ group of Montana outdoor recreation companies fulfills a lifelong dream to be able to live and work year round in a mountain paradise. Every day, we thank God for the privilege to reside in the beautiful state of Montana.
Meet Our Team
Owner and Founder
Pat Tabor is the owner and founder of the Swan Group of Companies. He has a BS in Accounting and Information Systems and an MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno. He worked as an executive in the corporate world for over 25 years before creating a diverse group of outdoor recreation companies located in Northwest Montana. Often described as a “New Generation” Outfitter, Pat has brought ingenuity and business savvy to the outdoor recreation industry. In addition to managing the Swan Group, Pat serves as the current President of PWOA, a Montana Outfitters & Guide Association (MOGA) board member, a Swan Valley Search and Rescue Team member and a featured speaker for America Outdoors and other trade organizations. Pat has been an avid outdoorsman his entire life and feels privileged to be able to make a career out of a true personal passion.
Aubrie (Tabor) Loroña
General Manager Finance and Administration
Aubrie grew up completely immersed in the outdoors. She attended the University of California at Berkeley where she received a B.S. from the Haas School of Business. As a result of years of study and world-wide travel, Aubrie is fluent in Spanish and very passionate about meeting people from a variety of cultures. Prior to joining Swan Mountain, Aubrie was a strategic consultant in San Francisco for Deloitte Consulting LLP. Now, she handles all activities related to finance, administration, human resources, marketing and contract compliance for Swan Mountain Outfitters – Glacier Division, the horseback concession in Glacier National Park, during the summer and for Swan Mountain Snowmobiling during the winter. Aubrie is a graduate of Swan Mountain Wilderness Guide School and certified in CPR, Advanced Wilderness First Aid, and Avalanche/Winter Rescue.
General Manager Operations
Erik has been fortunate enough to have traveled many parts the world, and experienced multiple cultures and walks of life. Throughout Erik’s childhood, he and his family explored all the wonderful National Parks that the West has to offer. A love of the outdoors, instilled in him from his youth, made the chance to manage a set of outdoor recreation companies in one of the most beautiful places in the world something he did not have to think long or hard about. Erik handles all activities related to day to day operations for the Swan Group of Companies including scheduling, employee training, safety, equipment repair and maintenance. He is a graduate of Swan Mountain Wilderness Guide School and certified in CPR, Advanced Wilderness First Aid, and Avalanche/Winter Rescue.
Pat Tabor II
Ever since he was a young boy, Pat has been infatuated with the outdoors and wildlife. After graduating from Bigfork High School, Pat moved to Missoula to pursue a degree in Recreation Management with a focus on nature-based tourism. He is now proud to be part of the family business, working during the summer and fall as a fishing and hunting guide as well as leading pack trips and llama treks. Previously, Pat spent his winters as a ski/snowboard instructor, but now serves as the lead guide for Swan Mountain Snowmobiling. Pat is a graduate of Swan Mountain Wilderness Guide School and certified in CPR, Advanced Wilderness First Aid, and Avalanche/Winter Rescue.
Shawn has lived all over the United States but has settled in Montana for the last three years and been a guide for Swan Mountain in various divisions that entire time. In 2009 he served as a lead packer in Glacier National Park and then moved to the Swan Division where he now focuses on guiding 3, 5 and 6 day summer pack trips into the Bob Marshall Wilderness and spring/fall hunting trips in and around the Swan Valley and Bob Marshall. Shawn is also a presenter and mentor in the Swan Mountain Wilderness Guide School. After graduating from the program himself in 2009, Shawn provides a unique perspective for students on how to “make it” in the guide industry. Shawn is certified in CPR, Wilderness First Aid and Avalanche Awareness and Winter Rescue.
Shawn has lived in the area for 25 years and knows every trail, lookout point and mountain peak like the back of his hand. He’s at his happiest when he is in the woods and as a result spends most of his time in the mountains hiking, horseback riding, skiing and snowmobiling. Shawn has spent the last 5 summers wrangling and packing in Glacier National Park and is looking forward to being able to continue to do what he loves during the winter months too.
In Pat’s own words: “At Swan Mountain Snowmobiling, we believe in quality, safety, a focus on families and in keeping things fresh and unique by providing an experience unlike any other. There are many Montana snowmobile tours folks can participate in; we want ours to stand out as one of their favorites!”
We’d encourage you to take a moment and find out what our past snowmobile guests have said about their experience with us on our client testimonial page. Find out why Swan Mountain Snowmobiling is your family’s best choice for Montana snowmobiling!