What to Bring

Dress like you are going skiing, but warmer because you will not be working up a sweat.

Gloves

Goggles

or sunglasses

Neck Gator

face protection

Synthetic

layers

What We Provide

We have snowmobile specific clothing:

Boots

Helmets

Extra

outer layers

An Experience

of a lifetime

What is the Tour Like

Our tours are family friendly as well as provide an adrenaline rush for our thrill-seeking guests and consist of groomed trails, single track through the beautiful White River National Forest, and open meadows.

Transportation

YES! Complementary pickups are provided from all major hotels in Vail and Beaver Creek

Age Requirements

15/16 with a valid driver permit to ride alone and 6 years of age to ride

Is tip included?

Customary Guide gratuity of 20% is not included in your trip cost

Cancellation Policy

Because we have a limited amount of snowmobiles we do institute a 48-hour cancellation policy for regular tours, group and private tours

  • Best Excursion in Vail, CO! I visited Vail Backcountry Tours on Christmas 2019, and it was one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done!... read more

    G3752MPjasond
    12/25/2019

    Epic Day Snowmobiling Paul made the trip- A total expert and fun to ride with. Be sure to ask him about white water... read more

    eddyh2021
    1/06/2021

    Friendly staff and beautiful tour! We had such a great time! Greg and the entire staff were all so friendly and made us feel very... read more

    Ashlei-johnson
    1/27/2021
  • Excellent tour safe for beginners We recently went on a two hour ride with Vail Backcountry Tours. The staff was super friendly and our guide... read more

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    mattm822
    2/10/2019

    Fun tour - beautiful scenery Drew is excellent guide. Mountains breathtaking. Small group of 5 snow mobiles. He kept checking in with us. Stopped at... read more

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    Judy S
    3/25/2019

    Amazing Tour I would love to do this tour another 20 times! Greg our tour guide was amazing!! Everything was easy even... read more

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    Jonathan O
    1/26/2019
  • Best snowmobile trip What great luck to have found this company for our snowmobile escapade. Skilled and knowledgeable staff members ensured that... read more

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    Nursedeb3
    2/06/2019

    Snowmobile tour Vail My family had the most amazing snowmobile tour today with Curtis ~ we had our daughter ( 7 years old... read more

    FamilyLittle3
    12/16/2019

    Must try! My husband and I had a wonderful experience on our two hour snowmobling tour. It was our first time and... read more

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    zahra s
    2/11/2019
  • AMAZING EXPERIENCE!! We had a great time! Our guide, Greg, was amazing!! Our group is from Ecuador, Venezuela, El Salvador and Bolivia... read more

    Culture537682
    2/13/2021

    Great Date Idea My husband and I had a great time on our tour with Vail Backcountry. Nathan was an awesome guide and... read more

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    SkiMom909
    1/13/2019

    SO MUCH FUN We were a group of 8 - so we were our own party. It was awesome. We were... read more

    crcfhrules
    1/05/2020
  • BEST TRIP EVER!! OH MY GOSH THIS TRIP WAS AMAZING! We've been on a snowmobile trip with this company before but our guide... read more

    KimCCotravels
    3/24/2021

    So fun! It was great that Greg picked us up at our hotel and then was also our guide. It was nice... read more

    Lisalsl
    2/04/2021

    The best tour for all riders! My wife and I went out on Saturday with a really nice group of people. A younger family and... read more

    GMoney0525
    3/03/2020
  • Mark Boutin: Best Guide For this being my third time on a snowmobile tour, going in I had somewhat of an idea of what... read more

    329tannerw
    3/21/2021

    Snowmobiling Fun Our family (7 of us) enjoyed a guided tour by Beau. It was terrific from start to finish. Jeremy and... read more

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    WIwonder
    12/23/2018

    Fantastic Experience!! Book it!! This is a must do for anyone visiting the area. We stayed in vail, got picked up at our hotel... read more

    913stuartp
    1/09/2021
  • Fantastic tour! We were a party of 5 who have snowmobiled before, and we would definitely do this again with Greg! Filled... read more

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    Sister67_13
    12/20/2018

    Best part of our trip to Vail! I took the two-hour tour with my husband and our 5-year old son. It was absolutely spectacular. The entire operation... read more

    lakesarah
    12/17/2019

    Rhode Island > Colorado Awesome time! The entire staff was great and Greg was an awesome tour guild. They made everything convenient from the... read more

    354coryb
    1/28/2021
  • Snowmobiling Tour One of the best tours we've ever done - so much fun!! We had a fantastic time during our... read more

    Mobile67465310461
    1/13/2020

    Great snowmobile afternoon Great fun, beautiful tour. Greg was our guide, good sense of humor, knowledgeable. It was a lovely afternoon.... read more

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    Robert F
    12/29/2018

    Adrenaline pumping experience good for the whole family! We are a family of 5 with 3 kids 16, 14 and 10. We had a blast riding the snowmobiles... read more

    gustavotX9690SD
    3/17/2020
  • Snowmobile and lunch tour What a fantastic tour!! Breathtaking views, plenty of trails. Greg, our guide was wonderful! He made us laugh,... read more

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    Dj42306
    2/12/2019

    Great Family Activity! Totally 5 star worthy!! From the booking procedure to the 2 hour tour, the entire experience was amazing! The staff... read more

    MrsDonahue
    1/15/2020

    Andrew If you are in or near Vail, this is a must do!! From the time we were picked up to... read more

    andrewpH6029JX
    2/05/2020
  • Favorite Experience from Vail Our family absolutely loved our afternoon snowmobiling with Vail BackCountry Tours. They pick you up right at your hotel accommodations.... read more

    Mike and Dina M
    1/26/2020

    Awesome Adventure with Vail Backcountry Tours I managed to book a trip on the same day, Jan 8, 2021. And I chose Vail Backcountry Tours based... read more

    337amali
    1/12/2021

    Awesome Service! Our family spent Christmas in Vail this year and this was probably everyone's favorite part. We were a large... read more

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    Lisa F
    5/08/2019
  • Best experience I’ve ever had in Colorado This. Place. Is. Incredible.

    Seriously, stop researching and just book this place now. Ask for Chuck, he’s a former paramedic...
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    carvill77
    12/23/2018

    Loved this adventure!!! Highly recommend. Best part of my Vail vacation was this adventure! Paul was an awesome tour guide and the views were incredible.... read more

    geetomo
    1/02/2021

    I've done many snowmobile tours in the Vail area over 10 years. This one is one of the best! I've done many tours by many companies in the past. Pretty much every year for over ten years, always... read more

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    Michael S
    3/31/2019
  • Safe and exciting Greg, our guide, was super chill and definitely enjoyed letting us open it up and have fun. He is... read more

    Kathleen M
    3/23/2021

    3 Hours of Awesome! I, along with 4 business associates, had the joy of taking the 3 hour tour with lunch provided. I had... read more

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    Beach14NC
    4/08/2019

    Great snowmobiling adventure We did the 2 hour 12pm snowmobiling tour. The whole experience was well worth it and exceeded our expectations. Our... read more

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    shayjade11
    4/12/2019
  • Amazing Tour of Vail Backcountry Sites Went on this amazing Snowmobile Tour with my Best Friend and we were treated like Royalty a long with an... read more

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    mzcwg
    12/01/2018

    Nailed it! We did the lunch tour, Food and service were great. Nathan kept tract of everyone and we all felt very... read more

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    Luv2Travel42339
    1/07/2019

    Awesome Service! Our family spent Christmas in Vail this year and this was probably everyone's favorite part. We were a large... read more

    N5352FJlisaf
    5/08/2019
  • Snowmobile adventure This was such a great addition on our trip to Vail! The staff was amazing and our guide Chris was... read more

    Nalnal7
    3/12/2021

    This is a MUST DO if you come to Vail. We enjoyed a fabulous tour with Nathan Guild, who is a Professional Backcountry Guide. This is a first class operation.... read more

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    Matthew B
    12/29/2018

    Awesome experience! Our guide Chris Lee was awesome!! Everything from getting picked up at our hotel to gearing up to snowmobile,... read more

    tljpennsylvania
    1/23/2021
  • Best way to enjoy a day off in the mountains Friendly staff; great guide; spectacular weather. They provide an opportunity to see beautiful Colorado mountains - and "run" the... read more

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    Elisabeth L
    2/01/2019

    Amazing Trip! My dad and his girlfriend came to visit, and we went on a half day tour with Vail Backcountry tours.... read more

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    Travel196226
    11/28/2018

    Incredible family trip My family (8yr old and 14yr old) took an afternoon trip w Nathan and had a blast. Weather was... read more

    mauifishing
    3/15/2021
  • It takes a special kind of person Hospitality, no matter the business model, it’s about guest experience. This tour group knows how to cater to your group.... read more

    201brandonk
    2/04/2021

    Can’t miss Vail experience Our tour and tour guide, Greg, were incredible. It’s the perfect trip for any skill level rider, from having never... read more

    338allisone
    3/13/2021

    Great trip! Did the 3 hour tour with Greg as our guide. Great time with family. Terrain interesting enough for those of... read more

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    cmill128
    2/15/2019
  • Snowmobile fun We recently used vail back country adventures and had a blast!!!! If you like jet skis, dirt bikes or motorcycles... read more

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    Commdiver
    12/26/2018

    Great tour Amaizing tour.
    Perfect to do in your ski rest day.
    Lovely sunny day, we had a really good time with friends.
    Great...
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    326manuelp
    1/31/2019

    Experience the fun! If you’ve never been to Piney; do it in the winter with Vail Backcountry! There is so many picturesque... read more

    VailChic02
    2/19/2020
  • Snow Much Fun! Our Ski Mobile Tour was really great. When we first arrived, the check-in was extremely busy but managed well.... read more

    Traveling4Broz
    2/26/2021

    BEST DAY EVER AMAZING EXPERIENCE!! The most exciting, thrilling (VERY SAFE) experience! Our guide, Greg, was awesome and friendly and accommodating and the... read more

    woodhollowrd
    12/18/2020

    Snowmobile Tour We went in the 2 hour tour and had a fabulous time. Greg was our guide and he made sure... read more

    suerU7783KC
    1/28/2020
  • Best Snowmobile Tour in the World!! I booked a snowmobile tour with Vail Backcountry Tours and this company exceeded my expectations. Their number one priority is... read more

    YP001
    12/16/2020

    Fantastic Adventure! We went on the two hour tour this past weekend. It was awesome! Our guide, Nathan, did a great job... read more

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    hdt3
    1/22/2019

    Fun snowmobile trip My first time snowmobiling and I had a great time! The weather was perfect, our guide Nathan was awesome,... read more

    361gwynn
    2/10/2020
  • Amazing day with Greg @ Vail Backcountry Snowmobile Tours!!! Amazing day with Greg @ Vail Backcountry Snowmobile Tours!!!

    My family consists of 2 adults and two teens (16 & 19)....
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    carolann2017
    2/26/2020

    GIRLS TRIP 2018 I found this company on trip advisor and we were overall pleased and had an awesome time with Greg. ... read more

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    Allison M
    4/11/2018

    Great experience! We had such a blast today riding with Vail Backcountry Tours! We came from Denver and Fort Collins for our... read more

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    Amanda V
    12/29/2018
  • Awesome snow mobile experience - top notch Killer 2 hour tour with our guide, Greg. Beautiful views, a stop for hot drinks and snacks, this company provided... read more

    elsce42
    12/07/2019

    Awesome afternoon We had a really great time even with riders of varying comfort levels in the family. Chris made it fun... read more

    Courtney M
    12/26/2019

    Best Snowmobiling Experience Wow! From the moment that we were picked up until we were returned to the hotel, the experience was amazing.... read more

    ltreuflorida
    1/30/2020
  • Family fun We enjoyed the beautiful views and lunch at a yurt halfway through. We went with our 5 year old and... read more

    363matthewy
    1/01/2020

    Incredible experience! We had an absolutely incredible experience! We have two young boys ages 6 and 8 and everyone took exceptionally good... read more

    kristinc2021
    1/01/2021

    Snow mobiling Greg was an amazing guide, top notch company! The best way to see Vail and the surrounding area!!!
    So fun!!!!

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    shelly g
    2/02/2019
  • THE BEST! Just got back from the 3:30 tour with Nathan. He made the experience memorable! Sunny skies on the way out... read more

    SuzannePietrzykB
    1/25/2020

    Snowmobile tour A group of 5 friends did the tour at 8:30am on a Saturday. It was even better than we expected.... read more

    M9554XVtaylors
    12/14/2019

    Amazing! The best experience on a vacation I have ever had! Hands down so fun, well ran operation! 100% do again!

    KrystleJ17
    12/13/2020
  • Awesome experience! Greg was an awesome guide! He made us feel comfortable on the snowmobiles - it was our first time and... read more

    Raylina
    3/20/2021

    Snowmobiling AWESOMENESS in VAIL My family was in Vail visiting for a ski trip and we decided to take one day off the skis... read more

    akuyoth
    3/29/2021

    Snowmobiling with family and friends Outstanding organization and well worth the price. The scenery is magestic! Shout out to Beau for showing us a great time!

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    Randi S
    12/28/2018
  • So fun! We went out on a Tuesday morning with a group of 9 of us. They picked us up from... read more

    Julie H
    2/06/2020

    The Kennedy’s Greg was our guide and he was awesome, so helpful and knowledgeable. We’ve never ridden snowmobiles before, this was so... read more

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    Stacey K
    1/03/2019

    Tour guide Greg is the absolute best. Greg should get 6 out 5 stars. Super knowledgeable about the land and gave us a phenomenal tour. There were... read more

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    Noelle T
    4/20/2019