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Vail Backcountry Tours

#5 of 20 Tours in Vail
Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Vail Backcountry Tours is the only tour company in Vail Colorado. Why sit in a van for half the day when you can snowmobile just across the street from Vail Mountain? We pride ourselves in providing the most diverse and accessible terrain in the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2111 N Frontage Rd W, Vail, CO 81657-4046
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We tried to book a private snowmobiling tour for two couples (two drivers), but they wouldn’t accept any less than four drivers. Instead, we booked a group tour two days before. They warned us that by booking so late, no refunds would be offered if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Missmarymacc
Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Unfortunately, the company does have a minimum of machines to run a tour. We were in touch 2 hours before your pick up time in an effort to have you enjoy your time in Vail to the fullest. It is incredibly rare that our afternoon...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a great time on our tour with Vail Backcountry. Nathan was an awesome guide and made sure everyone was comfortable and having fun! You really get to experience and see what the backcountry is!They have a really cute yurt you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SkiMom909
Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi SkiMom909, Thanks for the review! Glad we were able to provide such a great date for you and your husband- we will make sure to pass your review along to Nathan. Thanks again for the review, and we look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only experienced snowmobiling with Nathan, but we wouldn’t have had it any other way. We took a double snowmobile for two hours at the later time. They came right to our hotel at the vail Marriott, picked us up, took us up the mountain...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sina M
Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, Sina! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the tour with Nathan, and will make sure to pass your review along. See you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the lunch tour, Food and service were great. Nathan kept tract of everyone and we all felt very safe at all times. Brand new sleds. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Luv2Travel42339
Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review! We will make sure to pass your review along to Nathan. Glad to hear you had a good time, we look forward to touring with you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Greg was our guide and he was awesome, so helpful and knowledgeable. We’ve never ridden snowmobiles before, this was so beautiful and tons of fun. We will definitely be back, but with the rest of the family! Thank you all for the fun!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stacey K
Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Stacey & Co, Thanks for the review! We will pass your feedback along to Greg. Glad that we could introduce you to the world of snowmobiling, and we look forward to seeing you and the entire family again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide Nathan was fabulous and took our family on an incredible adventure. We had our son and a friend who both were 16 years old and each had their own machine. Nathan anticipated the adventurous needs of the boys and took us on a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elizabeth P
Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for the review! We are so glad to be part of your Vail Tradition. See you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fun, beautiful tour. Greg was our guide, good sense of humor, knowledgeable. It was a lovely afternoon. Bring your gloves and goggles and they supply the rest.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert F
Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, Robert! We aim to make the experience as easy as possible by providing transportation and equipment (other than gloves and goggles, of course). We will pass your review along to Greg- hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a blast today riding with Vail Backcountry Tours! We came from Denver and Fort Collins for our friend’s birthday and had more fun than we even expected. The trip took about 2.5 hours- 3 with suiting up and the instruction session- so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amanda V
Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Amanda, Thanks for the review! We are so glad to hear that you had a great time with us. Look forward to seeing you in the future!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went on the Vail Back Country tour with Greg. It was our first time snowmobiling and it was so much fun! The Scenery was beautiful and the stop at the Yurt was nice for a hot drink and snack. Greg made...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, Vailfun! We will make sure to pass your review along to Greg.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a fabulous tour with Nathan Guild, who is a Professional Backcountry Guide. This is a first class operation. They pick you up at your hotel, get you dressed properly, and show you an awesome time. The machines are all new and in perfect...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Matthew B
Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Matthew, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We will pass your review along to Nathan. Hope to see you again soon!

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Marydebsm
February 3, 2018|
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Response from Carrie R | Property representative |
Hello! Our two hour tours also go up to nice elevations, you are in Vail's Backcountry as we have over 100 miles of groomed trails, single tracks and open playfields, as well as a playtrack on our private property. Our full... More
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kccooper28
January 28, 2017|
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Response from Carrie R | Property representative |
Hello, always best to book ahead of time if possible to assure you will be able to take the tour you would like to book:) Feel free to give us a call to discuss further or I am happy to check the dates you may have in mind... More
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nancycarp694
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We went on the snow mobile tour and helmets were given out. Snacks/ warm cookies are given, too.
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