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Vail Backcountry Tours

#3 of 18 Tours in Vail
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Address: Vail, CO 81657
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+1 970-476-7749
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Vail Backcountry Tours is the only tour company in Vail Colorado. Why sit...

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 Valley. Our experienced, safe, and knowledgeable staff is guaranteed to show you the trip of a lifetime.

Family friendly snowmobile tours, that are 5 minutes from the lifts of Vail Mountain.

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December '16 trip with wife and 11 year old twins. Best time we had as a family. The equipment is superior (heated seats and handles), great staff, beautiful back country... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Thomas P
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Melbourne, United States
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Melbourne, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

December '16 trip with wife and 11 year old twins. Best time we had as a family. The equipment is superior (heated seats and handles), great staff, beautiful back country. Lunch was FANTASTIC! Only wish they offered full day tours. We could have done this everyday of our vacation.

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Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in the Vail Valley and have experienced most of the snowmobiling tours here and VBT is by far the best! They pick you up from anywhere in the valley which was very convenient. Once you get to their post at the bottom of Piney, they ensure you have the proper gear and will stay warm the whole tour.... More 

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Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Kristn! We look forward to seeing you again, really great to see a local out experiencing this gorgeous Backcountry! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous afternoon spent snowmobiling! The team at Backcountry is so nice and they really focus on making sure you'll have a fun time and that you'll stay warm - trust me listen to them and bundle up. Such amazing views with our knowledgeable and fun guide, Chuck. Will come back! Highly recommend to anyone staying in the Vail... More 

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Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Megan! Appreciate you taking the time to review and so glad you had a great time & stayed warm! More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is the best! Such a quick ride from our hotel in Vail, all of the staff was super helpful and friendly. Our guide gave a great tour and the stop at the Yurt with the lemon bars was amazing!!!!! They also were focused on making sure we had a safe but super fun tour. We have used other... More 

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Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We look forward to having you all back out on your next trip:) More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not waste your money on this tour. These people are rude and arrogant. There were other people out on the trail and they would not let them warm up in their warming hut. One was a younger kid and they told them no " this is private". They act like they own the place and are just not ncie... More 

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Thank Sam H
Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this review

Hello Sam, It is unfortunate you feel this way and that you would leave a review on a business you did not have the opportunity to experience. We do own the private yurt you are referring to and it is an exceptional five star warming hut our guests experience on every tour. We offer warm beverages and delicious desserts during... More 

Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gregg Haggen took us on an incredible tour that we will never forget. The weather was very snowy and cold. The equipment was top notch, that included heated seats and handle bars. After riding on trails that were wooded and on open fields, we took a break in a yurt and had hot chocolate and sweet snacks. It was certainly... More 

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Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this review

Thank your for joining us! We hope to see you all on your next trip out:) More 

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rented 2 snowmobiles brand new 2107's. Gregg H was our guide. Great safe fun time with lunch in a Yurt!

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Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us:) We look forward to seeing your family again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a terrific experience on our snowmobiling trip with our guide, Greg. It was a beautiful trail and Greg did a wonderful job making us all feel prepared for the ride. We all had lots of fun.

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Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Amy! All the best & Happy New Year! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time with Curtis and Ben at Vail Backcountry tours. They were on time for our pick up and the tour was a lot of fun for everyone!! We will definitely be back again!

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Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Beth! Appreciate you all joining us! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 2 hour snow mobile tour with lunch and loved it! The scenery was beautiful and the ride was fun and doable for everyone in our family. We stopped for lunch along the way, and it was great! Greg was our guide, and he did a great job. Would definitely go back and recommend to others!

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Carrie R, Guest Relations Manager at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Elise:) Glad you all enjoyed the tour and lunch! More 

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