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“Very, Very fun!”

Vail Backcountry Tours
Ranked #5 of 20 Tours in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 19, 2013

I'm 12 years old and it was one of the best parts of my trip! The sights were amazing an there was very good hot chocolate and fresh cookies during the trip. I loved it!

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Not a skiier or just need a break from skiing? This is a beautiful and fun ride! The tour guides are really very nice. They provide gear if you dont have at no extra cost. The gear is well maintained too. The snowmobiles are comfortable and easy to drive. The views along the way are spectacular. There is time to enjoy and take photos. Yummy hot chocolate or cider and fresh warm cookies are served in a cozy yurt. Whether you have children or not not this is one trip you shouldn't miss! Both children and adults will have a fabulous time.

1  Thank NewYorkRegina
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We took a 2 hour snowmobile tour with Brian as our guide. We had a phenomenal experience! The ride was a blast. The scenery was beautiful. Brian could not have been more accomodating as a guide. We highly recommend Vail Valley Tours (it was only 5 minutes from Vail village). It was such a great experience!

1  Thank Emily B
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

We got back yesterday (February 10, 2013) from Vail. We were sore beyond belief after skiing a couple of days and decided to take a break and go snowmobiling. We honestly had no expectations and was blown away by not only how much fun it was but also the breathtaking beauty of the landscape. We took a 2 hour trip on Saturday (February 9, 2013) and we could not recommend it enough. This excursion was the highlight of our trip.

We initially booked a double but my wife opted to ride solo once we got there and she has said several times that she was so glad so did. My wife is very petite and had no issues handling the snowmobile. My one recommendation is to dress as if you are going skiiing. We wore a base layer, mid-layer, and a ski jacket with a liner and never once got cold. We also wore ski pants, ski gloves, winter boots, ski goggles, and a neck gaiter. The neck gaiter is a MUST. The snowmobiles have heated handle bars as well as an exhaust vent blowing on your feet.

We came home with some excellent memories and even better pictures!!

1  Thank Slee-n-hsv
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

I had a great trip with VVT yesterday. It was FREEZING but they made sure we were all adequately dressed. It was nice they picked us up and it was such close proximity to town. Brian was our guide he was wonderful! He let us have tons of fun but made sure we were still safe. About 20 minutes into our tour my hands were freeeeeezing despite the 2 pair of gloves and heated handlebars. We stopped and he came around to check on us. He gave me handwarmers that definitely saved the day. The terrain was beautiful even though visibility was low. And to top it all off the yurt was amazing. Hot lunch, cocoa, cookies, and a wood burning stove were all a great reprieve from the frigid temps. AMAZING TIME! Would definitely send people your way!

1  Thank Kristen W
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