If you’re seeking to explore more than just the ski slopes on your next winter getaway to Breckenridge, Colorado, consider booking a snowmobile tour. Breckenridge snowmobiling provides an adventurous escape into the heart of the Rocky Mountain wilderness, treating guests to dazzling views and non-stop opportunities to play in the area’s deepest powder-filled bowls and high alpine meadows.
Local snowmobile tours travel as high as 12,500 feet atop of the Continental Divide, offering guests a new perspective on the spectacular mountain scenery that surrounds them. Every Breckenridge snowmobile tour starts off with an overview of your machine’s operation, followed by a brief ride to a practice area on wide, well-groomed trails. Here, guests are invited to better acquaint themselves with driving their snowmobiles before tackling the more challenging terrain that lies ahead.
After the practice session is complete, guides pair riding parties into smaller groups according to the pace of ride their members are seeking. The tour then begins to climb and weave through wooded terrain on a trail system that meets the wide open terrain of the Continental Divide. Upon leaving the timberline below, adventurous guests are invited to open up their throttles and bank turns off of the surrounding mountainsides, while those seeking a more relaxed ride can take it easy and appreciate the amphitheater of 14,000 foot peaks towering above them.
As riding parties reach Chicago Ridge, located 12,500 feet above sea level on the Continental Divide, snowmobilers are invited to break for pictures with postcard-like scenery providing the backdrop. The tour then descends back into high alpine terrain below the ridge for some powder riding before re-connecting with a trail system that takes guests through towering spruce and lodgepole forests. Along the way, guides may offer the opportunity to break for hot chocolate at one of the historic miners’ cabins that remain intact along the lower elevations of Fremont Pass.
Breckenridge Snowmobiling Tours are an ideal non-ski activity for individual, families, friends and corporate retreats because unlike skiing and snowboarding, they require no previous experience for everyone to remain a part of the group. Tour guests will find complimentary transportation available from their Breckenridge lodging property to and from local snowmobile base camps. Local snowmobile outfitters provide helmets, snowsuits and boots free of charge. Guests are advised to bring their own eye protection, such as ski goggles or sunglasses and a waterproof pair of gloves or mittens.
Whether you’re an experienced rider seeking access to the most adventurous terrain the Colorado Rockies have to offer, or a first time snowmobiler craving a scenic tour through the backcountry, a Breckenridge snowmobiling tour is sure to be the highlight of your winter getaway.