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

  • 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

    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

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

    Amanda V Avatar
    Amanda V
    12/29/2018
  • 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

    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 Avatar
    Jean D
    2/20/2019

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

    Lisa F Avatar
    Lisa F
    5/08/2019
  • Snowmobile Adventure We had so much fun riding with Paul. He was a great guide and very knowledgeable. I would... read more

    landonm768
    2/07/2021

    Snowmobile tour Amazing experience with Nathan! Had so much fun yesterday we went back today. The scenery is beautiful. They make... read more

    dmgarbo
    12/07/2019

    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

    Michael S Avatar
    Michael S
    3/31/2019
  • 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

    Must do in Vail Vail backcountry snowmobile tour was an incredible time! Would highly recommend for anyone! Even as a rider it is a... read more

    sarahashleyjohnson05
    3/17/2021

    Amazing outing We were a group of 13 that went out with Greg our guide. We had an amazing time, they provided... read more

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    EBONY T
    12/03/2018
  • 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

    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

    Safe and exciting Greg, our guide, was super chill and definitely enjoyed letting us open it up and have fun. He is... read more

    kattt5
    3/01/2021
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    Great Group/Family Experience March 2021 Great trip today with Vail Backcountry Tours! The company runs top grade ski doos and their tour guides... read more

    5thquarter
    3/01/2021
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    Family tour with Mark Boutin We've been on this tour before. It's always a great time and very beautiful. Today was our best one yet.... read more

    stevewQ2979EE
    3/21/2021
  • 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

    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

    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
  • You have to do this! Our snowmobiling adventure was the highlight of our vacation in Vail! The staff at Vail Backcountry Tours were friendly... read more

    erinmG1023TB
    1/08/2021

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    Amazing! We loved it! Nathan is a great tour guide too. You don't want to miss this snowmobiling tour! Highly recommend!

    RachaelInRealLife
    3/04/2021

    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
  • 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 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

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    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

    Stacey K Avatar
    Stacey K
    1/03/2019
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • Best part of our ski vacation This was the most PHENOMENAL tour we have ever been on! This is a must do when traveling to the... read more

    2thebeach76
    1/23/2021

    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

    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
  • Wow, just wow! This was literally the best experience of my life. It was more than I ever imagined.Ask for Greg, he is... read more

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    soli220
    12/13/2018

    Treat Yourself! Greg was our tour guide for a day of snowmobiling in the backcountry near Vail, CO. This was one of... read more

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    swa1ton
    12/11/2018

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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 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
  • 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

    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

    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