Snowmobile Tours

Colorado snowmobile tours are an adventure. Experienced guides will take you through lush forests to some of the most awesome views of the majestic Colorado Rockies. Let professional guides help you experience the Colorado high country. No previous snowmobiling required, but tours are offered for experienced riders. Call Activities and Dining at 970-496-4386 to make reservations.

Time:
Tours are at 9:00AM, 12:00PM, and 3:00PM

Location:
6492 Highway 91 Leadville Co, 80461Transportation provided (Directions at bottom of page if not using supplied transportation)

Check-in:
Report to the Activities and Dining 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to your reserved time
 
Reservations:
Call 970-496-4386 to book. Reservations Required.

Requirements:
Must be 15 years old with a valid driver’s license to drive. Snowmobiles can have up to one passenger.

Cancellation:
This event has a 48 hour cancellation policy. You are able to cancel outside of 48 hours of your reserved tour time. Inside of 48 hours the reservation is non-refundable. No shows will be charged 100%

 

There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather: How to Dress & What to Bring

What to Bring on a Snowmobile Tour:
Experience the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains from a snowmobile as you ride through powder-fill back country bowls at elevations from 11,000 to 12,000 feet. When you’re at the 'top of the world on a snowmobile riding through winter elements and conditions it’s important to dress for the weather. You’ll be able to fully enjoy your ride through remote mountain tundra with the right clothing choices and key pieces of equipment.

Your Outer Shell:
You’ll be spending the entire portion of your snowmobiling tour outside so you should dress similar to how you would for a day of skiing. The snowmobile tour company will provide you with the option of wearing their insulated coverall jumpsuit, a full-face snowmobiling helmet and snow boots. Their equipment is made of high quality materials that will help keep you warm and dry during your outdoor excursion. Wearing the snowmobile company gear as your outer layer will also protect your clothing and gear from the snowmobile fumes. However, if you are more comfortable wearing your own outer layers, you’ll want to wear wind and water resistant ski jackets and pants.

Be Sure To Layer Right:
When getting dressed for your snowmobiling tour you will want to wear enough layers so that you will be warm but not sweating. Dress in layers similar to what you would wear for a day of skiing. Avoid wearing cotton jeans and sweatshirts that do not allow sweat to evaporate.
 
The majority of heat is lost through the extremities which are your head, arms and feet. Aside from providing top of the line helmets and boots, the snowmobiles used will have heated handle bars and foot rests.

 

Important items not to forget!

These last few items are easy to forget but are essential to keep you warm during your trip.

 

  • You can expect to be from Keystone for 4 hours total. Make sure to bring a credit card for a damage deposit.
  • Warm gloves or mittens – The snowmobiles will have heated handles to help keep your hands toasty warm. However, you’ll be traveling at speeds up to 40MPH and will want to make sure your gloves are wind resistant and waterproof. Ski or snowboard gloves work well for snowmobiling.
  • Goggles- You’ll want goggles to protect your eyes from wind, snow and sun during your journey. Make sure you pack your ski goggles. If you don’t own any you can also wear sunglasses but they will not provide as much warmth or protection. Remember, high altitude sunlight reflected from snow is much more intense than at lower elevations; snow-blindness may occur if goggles or sunglasses are not worn.
  • Face masks or neck gators – Even light fluffy snow becomes surprisingly painful at high speeds. Wear a face mask, gator or scarf to keep the smile on your face!
  • Sunscreen (even on cloudy days) – The high altitude makes the sun’s rays stronger.
  • Pocket sized heat packs – The secret to enjoying being outside on cold winter days. Throw them into the tips of your boots and into your gloves to ensure you stay nice and warm. If it’s a particularly cold day keep one in the pocket you’ll keep your camera in so that it doesn’t freeze.
  • Camera – You’ll want to take photos of all the fun you’ve had and the incredible views you encounter during your tour. Your guide will be available to help with group shots and any necessary staging!
  • Cards and IDS – You will need to bring a valid form of identification (like a drivers license) and a credit card to keep on file for damage deposits.

Finally, don’t forget to bring some extra cash. At the end of your trip you’ll want to tip your guide and possibly purchase action photos of your adventure.

 

Directions

Directions to the Activities and Dining Office, in River Run Village:

 

  • From I-70 West, turn left off the exit.
  • Take HWY 6 East to Keystone, about 6 miles.
  • Continue through Keystone in the right hand lane.
  • Turn right onto West Keystone Road. There will be a sign for River Run Village at this intersection.
  • Take your first left onto Gondola Road.
  • Turn right to park in the free River Run Parking Lot.
  • Enter the main gate in River Run Village between Gorsuch and Pizza on the Run. 
  • Turn right into the Buffalo Courtyard between Gorsuch and Keystone Sports.
  • Our office is located in this courtyard next to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

Please call us at 970-496-3851 if you are lost or late.

If Driving to White Mountain Tours:

 

  • From Keystone Take Hwy 6 to Interstate 70, about 6 miles
  • Go West on Interstate 70, Take Exit 195, Copper Mountain/Leadville Exit
  • Go over the Highway and the road you are on will turn into Highway 91
  • Take Highway 91 for approximately 14 miles
  • You will see the Climax Molybdenum Mine at the top of Fremont Pass after 10 miles
  • Continue on Hwy 91 over the pass until Mile Marker 7
  • You will then see White Mountain’s large red and white sign on the left, depicting a snowmobile and stating “SNOWMOBILE BASE CAMP”.
  • Please approach slowly and make a cautious left-hand turn into White Mountain’s driveway.

You must arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled reservation at the Base Camp.
If late or lost, please call 970-668-5323