This winter, escape to snow-capped mountains for some fun surrounded by breathtaking nature. For all the adventurers out there, an incredible way to experience nature in the winter is by snowmobile. Snowmobiling is the best snow activity because it is a great way to explore the untouched wilderness with the added element of adventure while maneuvering through the twists and turns on the trails. What better place to enjoy your snowmobiling adventure than in or around one of the national parks. Lake Tahoe, Zephyr Cove, and Yellowstone are three top places where you can adventure around frozen lakes, expansive mountains, and snow-covered forests.
Lake Tahoe Adventures
Open from January to April, Lake Tahoe Adventures offers snowmobiling tours up and around the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Reaching elevations from 7,200 feet to over 10,000 feet, these tours are sure to fulfill your winter sports excitement for the season! There are two guided tour options to pick from depending on your adventure level.
The Summit Tour is for beginner to intermediate-level riders. It is a 2-hour tour that takes you to nearly 10,000 ft. into the mountains getting incredible views of the Sierra Crest and Markleeville Peak. There is also an exclusive tour offered that comes with a private guide for group trips.
For the more advanced level riders, the Ultimate Tour offers a 2-hour trip that goes off-trail and into the backcountry of Hope Valley. You will be riding through canyons and bowls and by rivers and lakes. There is truly nothing like this tour, as you and the guide will be paving your own path!
Both tours come with a full orientation and safety walk-through before you begin your exploration. All you have to worry about is picking the right hotel or resort for you and your family in the area and Lake Tahoe Adventures will do the rest. They offer pick-up services and shuttles to get you to where you need to be!
Zephyr Cove Snowmobiling
Located on the southeast side of Lake Tahoe, and even though it is just a 20 minute drive from Lake Tahoe Adventures, Zephyr Cove is a state away. Lake Tahoe is split right down state lines between California and Nevada. So if you want to adventure around 2 states in one trip, this is the best place to do it in a timely fashion. Zephyr Cove Snowmobiling is located in Nevada and provides over 45 miles of trails to traverse with two tours to choose from.
Scenic Lakeview Tour
This tour is perfect for those who want a slower-paced tour that focuses on seeing nature around you rather than the more thrill-seeking experience. It is a 2-hour tour that is offered daily and even some evenings when there is a full moon! Make sure to check availability ahead of time because kids 15 years old and younger ride free on Wednesdays with an accompanying adult.
Ultimate Experience Tour
For those looking for a fast-paced snow adventure, the Ultimate Experience Tour is the one for you. You get to pick your own adventure and customize your backcountry experience on a single snowmobile. There is also an option to ride a double sled and be guided on dedicated trails.
Scenic Safaris in Jackson Hole and Yellowstone
When you book a snowmobiling tour through Scenic Safaris in Jackson Hole, you have the option of seeing two incredible national parks in Wyoming. You can explore the Teton Mountain Range in Grand Teton National Park as well as many iconic sights of Yellowstone National Park. Scenic Safaris has daytime snowmobile tours, overnight tours, and private luxury snowcoach tours. Here are two unique favorites out of the great options offered, including a great insider tip for those who might not necessarily want the thrill of a snowmobile ride.
Overnight Winter Snowmobile Tour
This special tour is a 3-day excursion that is tailored to what your group is looking for. This package includes multiple snowmobile trips each day, meals, and transportation to and from your lodging. Explore a sample itinerary and package details through Scenic Safaris.
Yellowstone Snow Coach Tour
There is a hidden gem that they offer if you would like to sit back and enjoy the ride a little more. The Yellowstone Snow Coach Tour is an incredible way to see the national park. Enjoy the comfort of riding in a snowcoach while taking in the iconic Old Faithful and other great stops along the 45 mile route. This 12-hour journey packs in a full day exploring Yellowstone with complimentary meals to enjoy, so all you have to worry about is bringing yourself and your camera!
Plan Your Next Winter Getaway
What better way to spend a winter weekend away than carving up the snow in a snowmobile? Lake Tahoe Adventures, Zephyr Cove Snowmobiling, and Scenic Safaris all provide incredible opportunities to explore the natural beauty of winter. You’ll be able to see diverse landscapes through professionally maintained trails or backcountry terrain, and hopefully even get to spot some wildlife. Don’t miss out on this next unique adventure as spots can fill up quickly, so start planning your trip today!