What a great way to spend 2 hours. We are in Stowe, VT primarily to ski but took a day out to try Snowmobiling for the first time and chose Snowmobile Vermont based on the great Trip Advisor reviews.
We started out at the shop to get kitted up and watch a brief safety video and were very well looked after by Cali. We then drove 10 mins down the road (with good directions) to meet up with our guide Nick. For the 13:00 slot we were also lucky enough to be in a group of 1 (with 2 of us on 1 snowmobile)...Bonus!
There was a fresh dusting of snow and we set off gently, which allowed time to get used to the snowmobile. Having existing experience with on and off road motorcycles definately helped me to progress quickly and gain confidence in the machine, behaviour on the snow and my abilities.
Nick lead the way and set the pace but kept a constant eye on us and also paused for the occassional thumbs up to ensure all was well.
Turning tight corners in deep snow was a struggle at times and a great tip is to stay out of the ruts created by other snowmobiles.
We would recommend Stowe Snowmobile Tours for anyone visiting the area during the snow season and wanting some alternative fun on the snow.