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Colorado Snowmobiling


Snowmobiling & Snowmobile Tours from Frisco, Dillon & Silverthorne, Colorado

frisco colorado snowmobile toursOne of the best aspects of Summit County is that it offers snowmobile trails and tracks for any level. This allows you to choose the snowmobile tour best suited for your group’s ability: a Two Hour Tour for families with children, couples riding together or single riders who would like a scenic ride or to go with their friends who have children; a longer three hour tour for those wanting to extend their ride time and carry a passenger; a faster two hour Performance Tour with only single riders; a two, three or five and a half hour high adventure Extreme Tour for experienced riders and adrenalin junkies; a half or full day Self-Guided Rental on Vail Pass for those who own their own snowmobile at home or have lots of experience riding; a self-guided rental for drivers alone or with passengers from one to eight hours; a self-guided rental with a Performance snowmobile for single riders from one to eight hours; a Half Day Tour with or without lunch; a Full Day Tour with a guide and lunch where you may take a passenger.  Unfortunately no pregnant women are allowed on snowmobile tours. Drivers must be 18 years of age to carry a passenger at some companies.

Call now to book your tour 970.389.8214

Tour Option 1 | Two Hour Snowmobile Tour


copper colorado snowmobile toursThe two hour guided tour is perfect for families with children, couples who want to ride together on the same snowmobile, and single riders looking for a scenic adventure. There are three locations for this tour – Turquoise Lake near Leadville, Georgia Pass between Frisco and Breckenridge, and Tigiwon Road near Vail and Minturn in Eagle County. Experience is not required. Snowmobiles have a long seat and backrest for the passenger, high windshield, hand and feet warmers built in, and plenty of power. Informative guides take guests up through the forest, stopping at meadows for plenty of free riding time. On some tours, children weighing less than 70 pounds may take a turn on a ‘kiddie snowmobile’ in one of the play areas. The Tigiwon tour allows children as young as two to ride as passengers, and drivers may be as young as fourteen. Only two people are allowed on a sled, but some companies will allow an additional passenger to ride with a guide. Bring your camera and take advantage of many photo opportunities with spectacular views of high mountain peaks.

Cost Turquoise Lake: $110 per driver, $60 per passenger, $25 Child 4-6 (max on machine 350 pounds)
Cost Georgia Pass: $120 per driver, $65 per passenger, $55 Children 4-8 (max on machine 300 pounds)
Cost Tigiwon: $160 per driver, $60 per passenger, Free Child 2-8 (no max on machine)
Tour Times Turquoise Lake: 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM (opening 11/30/16) CLOSED AS OF 4/10/17
Tour Times Georgia Pass: 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM, 12:15 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:45 PM (Opening 12/13/16, snow dependent, closed on Mondays starting 1/2/17) CLOSED FOR THE SEASON 3/27/17
Tour Times Tigiwon: 9:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM NO 1:00 PM & 3:30 PM AS OF 4/1/17, CAMP HALE ONLY
Duration: 2 hours

Included: Pick-up included with the tour at certain locations depending on the company. Complimentary snowsuits, boots and helmets – wearing your own ski gear is also appropriate.
Recommended to bring: Gloves or mittens, goggles or sunglasses, scarf or neck warmer, credit card for damage deposit.

Add a Winter Zip Line Adventure to your Leadville snowmobiling tour.

Important Notes: Arrive 30 minutes before your tour time. Pick up is 60 – 75 minutes prior to tour time.  Directions to Leadville. Georgia Pass Directions. 24 hour cancellation policy (72 hours for groups 8 -15 or more). An automatic guide gratuity of 20% may be added for groups of 8 or more.

Tour Option 1 | Three Hour Snowmobile Tour


colorado snowmobile toursExtend your riding pleasure with a three hour tour on Georgia Pass in Summit County, just a short drive from downtown Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone Resort, and Silverthorne. All snowmobiles are new 600cc Ski Doos. Due to the time spent on this tour, it is only available to children as passengers nine and above. You must be 18 years of age to carry a passenger, and ages 15 – 17 may drive without a passenger.

Cost: $185 per driver, $80 per passenger 9+
Tour Time: 9:00 AM (opening 1/10/17, snow dependent), closed on Mondays CLOSED FOR THE SEASON 3/27/17
Duration: 3 hours

Included: Pick-up included with the tour at various locations in Breckenridge. Complimentary snowsuits, boots and helmets – wearing your own ski gear is also appropriate.
Recommended to bring: Gloves or mittens, goggles or sunglasses, scarf or neck warmer, credit card for damage deposit.

Important Notes: Arrive 30 minutes before your tour time. Pick up is 60 prior to tour time. Georgia Pass Directions. 24 hour cancellation policy (72 hours for groups 8 -15 or more).

Tour Option 1 | Leadville Performance Snowmobile Tour


breckenridge colorado snowmobile toursThis two hour guided snowmobile tour is the best option for riders looking for a fast and adventurous high mountain activity. You do not have to be an experienced snowmobiler to book this ride, but it is a favorite with the many locals who are looking for a snowmobile adventure. The friendly and experienced guides will give you a safety briefing and show you all the features of your Polaris machine including a tall windshield and built-in hand warmers. Then you will follow your guide up the trail to a free-time practice area where you can open it up and become more confident of your ability. After that, off you go, riding out into the mountains with a small group of single riders and your guide. This tour crosses over the Continental Divide at about 12,000 feet and includes a brief stop for a steaming cup of hot chocolate. The Performance Tour is restricted to single riders, no doubles, no children.

Cost: $130 per person, single riders only.
Tour Time: 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM (opening 11/30/16) CLOSED FOR THE SEASON 4/16/17
Duration: 2 hours

Included: Pick-up included with the tour free of charge (no discount for not using transportation). Complimentary snowsuits, boots and helmets – wearing your own ski gear is also appropriate.

Recommended to bring: Gloves or mittens, goggles or sunglasses, scarf or neck warmer, credit card for damage deposit.

Add a Winter Zip Line Adventure to your Leadville snowmobiling tour.

Important Notes: Arrive 30 minutes prior to tour time. Pick up is 75 minutes prior to tour time. Driving Directions. 24 hour cancellation policy (72 hours for groups 8 or more). An automatic guide gratuity of 20% will be added for groups of 8 or more.

Tour Option 1 | Two Hour Leadville Extreme Snowmobile Tour CLOSED FOR THE SEASON


extreme snowmobiling coloradoThe guided high adventure Extreme Snowmobile Tour is designed for thrill seekers wanting the ride of a lifetime. Guests will earn plenty of bragging rights after two or three hours of serious powder riding. Our professional guides will lead you through some of Colorado’s highest, deepest and steepest backcountry bowls. Prior riding experience is highly recommended. Not for the timid of heart.

Cost: $180 per person, single riders only. Upon check out each guest will be charged an automatic guide gratuity of $30.00.
Tour Time: 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours

Included: Pick-up included with the tour free of charge (no discount for not using transportation). Complimentary snowsuits, boots and helmets – wearing your own ski gear is also appropriate.

Recommended to bring: Gloves or mittens, goggles or sunglasses, scarf or neck warmer, credit card for damage deposit.

Add a Winter Zip Line Adventure to your Leadville snowmobiling tour.

Important Notes: The Extreme Tour is restricted to experienced single riders age 16 and up. No doubles, no children. Arrive 30 minutes prior to tour time. Pick up is 75 minutes prior to tour time. Driving Directions. 24 hour (72 hours for groups 8 or more) cancellation policy.

Tour Option 2 | Three Hour Leadville Extreme Snowmobile Tour CLOSED FOR THE SEASON


snowmobile tours frisco coloradoCost: $230 per person, single riders only. Upon check out each guest will be charged an automatic guide gratuity of $50.00.
Tour Time: 9:00 AM after 1/10/15
Duration: 3 hours
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Pick-up is not included with the tour. Complimentary snowsuits, boots and helmets – wearing your own ski gear is also appropriate.

Recommended to bring: Gloves or mittens, goggles or sunglasses, scarf or neck warmer, credit card for damage deposit.

Add a Winter Zip Line Adventure to your Leadville snowmobiling tour.

Important Notes: The Extreme Tour is restricted to experienced single riders age 16 and up. No doubles, no children. Arrive 30 minutes prior to tour time. Driving Directions. 24 hour (72 hours for groups 8 or more) cancellation policy.

Tour Option 3 | Camp Hale High Performance Snowmobile Tours CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

summit-x-t3-174_0113_my16_tif1 At Camp Hale, a property on the National Registry for Historic places, with over a 100 miles of trails, if you are sixteen and over with snowmobiling experience, you are able to enjoy a guided tour using Ski Doo 600cc high performance powder sleds.You will experience many miles of trails, powder fields, and incredibly beautiful scenery at 12,500′. The morning half day and full day tours include lunch in the log base camp restaurant, where you will be surrounded by photographs of the famed 10th Mountain Division and celebrities who have visited this one of a kind snowmobiling location. There is also an afternoon half day tour.

Cost Morning Half Day with Lunch: $375
Cost: Afternoon Half Day: $350
Cost Full Day with Lunch:$450
Tour Time Morning Half Day: 8:30 AM Vail Pick-Up, 9:15 AM Camp Hale
Tour Time Afternoon Half Day: 12:30 PM Vail Pick-Up, 1:15 PM Camp Hale
Tour Time Full Day: 8:30 AM Vail Pick-Up, 9:15 AM Camp Hale
Minimum: 16+
Duration Half Day AM: 6 hours Vail Pick-Up, 4.5 hours Camp Hale (3 hours snowmobiling)
Duration Half Day PM: 5 hours Vail Pick-Up, 3.5 hours Camp Hale (3 hours snowmobiling)
Duration Full Day: 8.5 hours Vail Pick-Up, 7 hours Camp Hale (5.5 hours snowmobiling

Included: Lunch on the morning tour and full day tour. Complimentary snowsuits, boots and helmets – wearing your own ski gear is also appropriate. Pick up from Breckenridge at 7:30 AM or 1:30 PM, Frisco at 7:45 AM or 1:45 PM and Copper Mountain at 8:00 AM or 2:00 PM for groups of six or more.

Recommended to bring: Gloves or mittens, goggles or sunglasses, scarf or neck warmer, credit card for damage deposit.

Important Notes: Arrive 10 minutes prior to pick up in Vail and at check in time at Camp Hale. Directions to Vail Information Center. Directions to Camp Hale. 24 hour cancellation policy,  a $6 per person Forest Service trail fee will be added to the cost of your tour.)

Tour Option 1 | Camp Hale Self-Guided Snowmobile Tour CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

colorado snowmobile rentalsRent your own snowmobile to ride on over a 100 miles of pristine back country trails at Camp Hale near Vail, Colorado. The 10th Mountain Division trained at this property during World War II, fighting in the European Alps, before many of them returned to found ski companies in the area. With access to the Vail Pass Recreation Area within the White River National Forest, there is plenty of terrain for up to eight hours of riding. There is also a full service restaurant serving lunch daily. For more experienced single riders there are also high performance sleds for rent. All snowmobiles are Ski Doo 600s.

Cost 2 Hour: $150 each single rider, $175 each Performance single rider, $25 per passenger

Cost 3 Hour: $190 each single rider, $225 each Performance single rider, $40 per passenger
Cost 4 Hour: $220 each single rider, $250 each Performance single rider, $30 per passenger
Cost 8 Hour: $325 each single rider, $375 each Performance single rider, $50 per passenger
Tour Times: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, rentals must start on the hour and be finished by 5:00 PM
Minimum: 14 years old to drive, (must be accompanied by an adult)
Duration: 2 – 8 hours

Start Times:
2 Hour: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM

3 Hour: 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM
4 Hour: 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM
8 Hour: 9:00 AM

Included:Complimentary helmets, snowsuits and boots are $5 each per rental – wearing your own ski gear is also appropriate.

Recommended to bring: Gloves or mittens, goggles or sunglasses, scarf or neck warmer, credit card for damage deposit, with $1,000 available credit for Performance sleds.

Important Notes: Arrive 30 minutes prior to tour time. Directions to Camp Hale. 24 cancellation policy, a $6 per person Forest Service trail fee will be added to the cost of your tour.

Tour Option 1 | Snowmobile / Zip Line Action Combo


zipline and snowmobilng coloradoExperience the ultimate combination of a Two Hour, Performance, or Extreme snowmobile tour together with a winter zip line. After check-in at base camp at 10,000 feet, just below Fremont Pass near Leadville, snowmobilers will receive a safety briefing and an opportunity for practice in a meadow before climbing on trails through the forest to play in high alpine meadows and back-country bowls. After returning to base, a delicious box lunch will be provided after a trip up to a high mountain yurt. Guests will receive a helmet and harness, learn about the equipment, then enjoy “Flight School” on a practice line before the ride up the mountain to the first take-off platform at 11,000 feet. The driver will entertain with information and commentary about the area while skillfully negotiating the winding trails. The course has six separate zip lining sections, each with entirely different exciting elements of speed, height and terrain, with cables up to 850 feet, some more than 300 feet off the ground. Guests can fly side by side on dual and triple lines with magical views of the snowy alpine tundra just under the lip of the great Continental Divide. Your last zip line returns guests back to the base camp.

Cost 2 Hour Tour: $220 per adult driver.CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Cost 2 Hour Tour: $410 per adult driver and adult passenger.CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Cost 2 Hour Tour: $375 per adult driver and child passenger ages 7-12.CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Cost Performance Tour: $240 per person, single riders only. OPEN THROUGH 4/15/17
Cost 2 Hour Extreme Tour: $348 per person, experienced single riders only. CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Cost 3 Hour Extreme Tour: $418 per person, experienced single riders only. CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Minimum: 55 lbs
Maximum: 260 lbs

Tour Times: 9 AM for 2 Hour, Performance and 2 Hour Extreme, 8 AM for 3 Hour Extreme (no transportation available for this tour)
Duration: 5 hours

Included: Box lunch. Pick-up included with the tour free of charge (no discount for not using transportation). Complimentary snowsuits, boots and helmets – wearing your own ski gear is also appropriate, harness, helmet and gloves for zip line.

Recommended to bring: Gloves or mittens, goggles or sunglasses, scarf or neck warmer, credit card for damage deposit.

Important Notes: Arrive 30 minutes prior to tour time. Pick up is 75 minutes prior to tour time. Driving Directions. 24 hour (72 hours for groups 8 or more) cancellation policy. An automatic guide gratuity of 20% will be added for groups of 8 or more.

Tour Option 1 | Half Day Camp Hale Snowmobile Tour


half-day-snowmobile-coloradoFor those who would like a longer guided tour and may want to take a passenger, this snowmobile tour is perfect for you. This snowmobile adventure is located at Camp Hale, near Vail, Colorado. Your guide will take you to hit endless miles of open meadows and to see some incredible 360-degree views of four different mountain ranges. This tour includes lunch on the morning option. There is a youth snowmobile track if you would like your children five and older and 80 pounds and under to try out a snowmobile after your tour.

Morning Half Day with Lunch
Cost: $260 per driver, $60 per passenger

Cost Youth Track: $15 for 15 minutes, $30 for 30 minutes, $60 for an hour
Tour Time: 8:30 AM (Vail Transportation Center pick up), 9:15 AM Camp Hale check-in
Minimum: 9+ for passengers, 14 + to drive (must be accompanied by an adult)
Duration: 3 hours on the snowmobile, 6 hours Vail pick up, 4.5 hours Camp Hale

Afternoon Half Day CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Cost: $250 per driver, $50 per passenger
Tour Time: 12:30 PM (Vail Transportation Center pick up), 1:15 PM Camp Hale check-in
Minimum: 9+ for passengers, 14+ to drive (must be accompanied by an adult)
Duration: 3-3.5 hours on the snowmobile, 5 hours Vail pick up, 3.5 hours Camp Hale

Included: Lunch on the morning tour. Complimentary snowsuits, boots and helmets – wearing your own ski gear is also appropriate. Pick up from Breckenridge at 7:30 AM or 1:30 PM, Frisco at 7:45 AM or 1:45 PM and Copper Mountain at 8:00 AM or 2:00 PM for groups of six or more.

Recommended to bring: Gloves or mittens, goggles or sunglasses, scarf or neck warmer, credit card for damage deposit.

Important Notes: Arrive 10 minutes prior to pick up in Vail and at check in time at Camp Hale. Directions to Vail Information Center. Directions to Camp Hale. 24 hour cancellation policy,  a $6 per person Forest Service trail fee will be added to the cost of your tour.

Tour Option 1 | Full Day Camp Hale Tour CLOSED FOR THE SEASON


half-day-snowmobile-tourFor those who would like a full day experience with a guide who will take you to untracked powder in high alpine meadows at 12,500′, this is the adventure for you. The tour includes lunch and takes place at historic Camp Hale near Vail, Colorado in the White River National Forest, with over 100 miles of trails, views of the 14,000′ Mount Holy Cross, and a stunning lodge that houses McCallister’s Grill where you will have your lunch. Snowmobiles are new model four-stroke 600cc Ski-Doos, with heated handle grips for both drivers and passengers.

Cost: $350 per driver, $50 per passenger
Tour Time: 8:30 AM (Vail Transportation Center pick up), 9:15 AM Camp Hale check-in
Minimum: 9+ for passengers, 14+ to drive (must be accompanied by an adult)
Duration: Duration: 5-5.5 hours on the snowmobile, 8.5 hours Vail pick up, 7 hours Camp Hale

Included: Lunch and complimentary snowsuits, boots and helmets – wearing your own ski gear is also appropriate. Pick up from Breckenridge at 7:30 AM, Frisco at 7:45 AM and Copper Mountain at 8:00 AM for groups of six or more.

Recommended to bring: Gloves or mittens, goggles or sunglasses, scarf or neck warmer, credit card for damage deposit.

Important Notes: Arrive 10 minutes prior to pick up in Vail and at check in time at Camp Hale. Directions to Vail Information Center. Directions to Camp Hale. 24 hour cancellation policy, a $6 per person Forest Service trail fee will be added to the cost of your tour.

Tour Option 1 | Self-Guided Vail Pass Snowmobile Rentals CLOSED FOR THE SEASON


snowmobile rentals frisco coloradoIf you are an experienced snowmobile rider and 24 years of age or older and would like to ride without a guide for a longer half or full day ride, then this is the tour for you. Riders will meet in Redcliffe for the check-in process – sign a liability release form, sign a rental agreement, receive a map of the Vail Pass Recreation Area with beginner, intermediate and advanced trails.  Your snowmobile will be fully gassed (enough for 100 miles). After your tour you will be able to eat at the famous Mango’s, from where you will depart.

Cost Single Rider: $175 Half Day, $300 Full Day (Yamaha Venture Light)
Cost Single Rider High Performance: $215 Half Day $340 Full Day (Yamaha Nitro Hi Pro or Polaris RMK 600)
Cost Double Rider: $215 Half Day $340 Full Day  (Yamaha Venture Light)
$7.50 each, rental boots or ski suits
$20+ goggles for purchase, if available
$6 per person 16 and older Forest Service trail use fee, payable in cash at check in

Tour Time: 8:15 am or 12:00 pm for Half Day, 8:15 am for Full Day
Duration: 3 hours ride time for Half Day, 7 hours ride time for Full Day, return to trailhead at 12:00 pm & 3:45 pm for Half Day or 3:45 pm for Full Day

Included: Snowmobile, helmet, gas and trail map.
Recommended to bring: You will need to wear ski pants and jackets, gloves or mittens and warm snow boots. Bring goggles or sunglasses, scarf or neck warmer, credit card for damage deposit. Boots and ski suits are available for rent and goggles are available for purchase at the base.

Important Notes: Arrive at tour time. Driving Directions.. 48 hour cancellation policy for refunds. Renters are responsible for all state, federal use fees and are required to know and abide by all state, federal and private property guidelines and regulations. Renters are responsible for all damages to the snowmobile and a credit card will be held on file as a damage deposit. An optional Protection Package is offered for $25 that will limit your liability to $1,500. 7.4% tax will be added to costs.

11 Responses to Snowmobiling

  1. Scott says:

    What age does a rider need to be

    • Jane Shafroth says:

      Four years old to be a passenger and 14 – 16 to be a driver depending on the company. A driver has to be 18 to carry a passenger by Colorado law.

  2. Roberto Pereira says:

    Is there any snowmobile for 3 persons?

    • Jane Shafroth says:

      Roberto: You are not able to put three people on a snowmobile. If you happen to have more children than parents, we can arrange for the extra child to ride with a guide for the cost of a passenger. Please call 970-389-8214 if you would like to know your options or to book. Jane

  3. Are we able to buy the double tour and switch off to let our passenger drive midway through the tour?

  4. Rick: There is complimentary pick up in some Frisco locations. It is a half hour drive to the Performance area. Please call if you would like to book 970-389-8214. Jane Shafroth

  5. nathan says:

    Wanted to give a quick shout out to Jane for recommending, helping set up and schedule my recent snowmobiling activity with Nova Guides. She was knowledgeable and understanding of the type of trip I was looking for. Will definitely be back! Thanks for helping manage a great trip.

  6. It varies from 350 lbs to 500 lbs depending on the company. Please call 970-389-8214 for more details.

  7. Can I ride if I’m pregnant?

    • The page does have a comment in red at the bottom of the introductory paragraph stating that pregnant women cannot do snowmobiling. I would suggest either dog sledding or a horse drawn sleigh ride as an alternative.

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