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

  • Amazing Views! Pick up from Lionshead was timely, short drive to the base camp and quickly geared up.
    Staff ready to assist in...
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    Laura G Avatar
    Laura G
    12/18/2018

    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

    Judy S Avatar
    Judy S
    3/25/2019

    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
  • 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

    Wonderful Excursion We had a great 2 hour experience with our tour guide Nathan. Our 11 year old who rode with her... read more

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    Vbhusky
    2/16/2019

    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
  • 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 Snowmobiling Experience My husband and I went on the Vail Back Country tour with Greg. It was our first time snowmobiling and... read more

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    Vailfun
    12/29/2018

    “2 Hours of fantastiness! I have never been snowmobiling but I had always wanted to give it a try, especially in Colorado. I was... read more

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    Sallenbaugh
    4/09/2019
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    Second visit and can’t wait for our third! Greg and Carrie are just awesome! Great customer service, great guide...it’s all superb! Don’t miss this opportunity!

    DrCEB
    1/03/2021

    This truly is beautiful country After finally making our minds up and doing a little research, we decided to book a snowmobile tour with Vail... read more

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    ricardob708
    2/05/2019
  • 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

    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

    Awesome Tour Great experience snow mobiling. Everything is professional from pick up to drop out.
    Clothing provided. Beautiful scenery. Great guides. ...
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    Jean D
    2/20/2019
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 5 Star Experience! My family was in town for the recent holiday and had such a great time on our tour with Drew!... read more

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    Jackie D
    1/26/2019

    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
  • Fabulous Time!!! What a wonderful experience! Thank you Curtis for all the personal attention to detail and surroundings! Great customer... read more

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    DrCEB
    12/23/2018

    Best time, great memories We had a wonderful time with Nathan as our guide. He was funny, patient, knowledgeable, very helpful and attentive... read more

    Jen F Avatar
    Jen F
    4/09/2018

    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
  • 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 backcountry experience for the family! This is a top notch operator. They picked us up from home is a very nice shuttle, brought us... read more

    karenlR2433PE
    12/21/2019

    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
  • 2018 Maradona’s vacation Greg was our tour guide, make sure you ask for him. Super experience and fun. The luch was amazing... read more

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    gloriamn101
    11/30/2018

    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

    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
  • Awesome Our afternoon tours are a great way to give your legs a break while still enjoying the beauty of the... read more

    467rachaele
    12/10/2019

    Snowmobiles Very organize program. Nice 2 hour trip with beautiful scenarios. New snowmobiles, excellent for two riders. They pickup us... read more

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    Chemi_MM
    12/29/2018

    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
  • Amazing snowmobiling experience! This was such a fun excursion. The snowmobiling prep was very organized with all the gear necessary for your... read more

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    kimzimmer
    3/03/2019

    Amazing Views and Tour I absolutely loved this tour. We were in heaven. Greg was an amazing tour guide. He was friendly and catered... read more

    Dainiuris
    12/11/2019

    Must do when in Vail This was the first time my wife and I went snowmobiling. We did the 2 hour tour and left wanting... read more

    jamisonpendlum
    2/22/2020
  • Liked it so much did it again 2 days later! This is a great way to see the mountains and have fun. I went Saturday morning first time and got... read more

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    Bigcityeater
    3/05/2019

    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

    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
  • Fantastic Experience - Highly Recommended Great outing, transportation from the hotel was provided and quick and easy. Once we suited up (bring ski goggles and... read more

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    teCh0010
    2/12/2019

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

    Robert F Avatar
    Robert F
    12/29/2018

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    SO FREAKING AWESOME Greg was AMAZING!! He was so friendly and made this a great first time experience. My hands were cold and... read more

    selenaa630
    12/20/2020
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    Snow machine trip We went up with Greg and the trip was awesome. The service was top-notch and we had a great time.... read more

    J5364DVmattb
    11/29/2019

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • Snowmobiling close to Vail Our snowmobile tour was two hours and covered somewhere between 25 and 30 miles in the White River National Forest.... read more

    bthompson3
    1/12/2020

    Kicks skiing out of the park!!!! We only experienced snowmobiling with Nathan, but we wouldn’t have had it any other way. We took a double snowmobile... read more

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    Sina M
    1/07/2019

    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
  • The Snowmobile tour is absolutely great After having completed the reservation, the pickup time was on time, the registration went smoothly and so was the tutorial... read more

    305travlr
    1/31/2021

    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

    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
  • Wonderful Experience! We had an amazing experience with Vail Backcountry Tours. I bought a gift certificate for a two hour tandem snowmobile... read more

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    Carly V
    3/03/2019

    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

    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 Experience!! This was the perfect family outing for families who are somewhat athletic! Very easy and AMAZING views!! Request the tour... read more

    treasurel2019
    12/22/2020

    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

    Must Visit Tour We were a group of 4 and the experience was OUTSTANDING. From the customer service to the tour guide this... read more

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    BDox86
    12/10/2018
  • Great trip with the kids We took our kids and family on this tour after our wedding in Vail, and what a great time. ... read more

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    _danielehuxtable
    5/14/2018

    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

    Awesome 2 Hour Private Tour Thank you Greg for an amazing 2 hours ride through the White River National Forest. Spectacular scenery, crazy fresh... read more

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    SeanBlake68
    3/19/2019