My boyfriend and I signed up for the 2.5 hour tour after reading great reviews on TripAdvisor (pre-book for a 10% discount!). They picked us up right on time from our hotel and drove us about 10-15 minutes from the hotel to where the tour is based. Our tour guide was Brian - who was amazing! We met the infamous Gregg too, who was super nice. They helped us to suit up with snow pants, boots, helmets, gloves, goggles - they literally had everything we needed, at no additional charge. They started with a great safety overview and then off we went. My boyfriend and I were on two separate snowmobiles and even though I am the most nervous nelly ever, after a couple minutes, I felt completely comfortable and started picking up some speed. Brian was great and stopped periodically to point out moose tracks and let us take in the beautiful views and quickly take pictures. Unfortunately, my boyfriend picked up confidence quickly and towards the end of the tour, got a little too aggressive, took a turn way wider than he should have, and ended up with his snowmobile in snow that was too deep. Since he was the last one in the track, it took a couple of minutes for anyone to realize, but they quickly did and I have to say, Brian and crew couldn't have handled it better. They had us pull over to the side while Brian went to find him. Luckily he and the snowmobile were completely fine, and aside from my hyperventilating, it was a pretty quick blip in the experience.
A couple of things to note about the tour....
- Bring a camera! I kept mine under my coat and took it out when we stopped to snap a couple of pictures.
- You can keep any belongings in their trailer. I wouldn't recommend leaving anything super valuable there (just bc I'm a worry wart), but shoes or whatever else you might have will be totally fine.
- No need for sunglasses - they'll give you goggles.
- Be sure to bring cash for a tip! They recommend 20%, although we gave more because of my boyfriend's irresponsible-ness and how great they were at handling it :)
- They have porta-potties at the trailer and at the yurt where you stop towards the end of the tour. I'd recommend trying to take care of business before the tour, but if the need arises, they have facilities.
We will 100% be back the next time we're in Vail and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company to any friends.
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