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Guided Half-Day Backcountry Snowmobile Tour

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3-Hour Duration
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This trip begins near Whitefish and lasts 3 hours from start to finish
Backcountry Tour
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This is a great trip for experienced riders who love the backcountry


Get ready for the perfect winter adventure in this guided half-day snowmobile tour. Enjoy the speed and adventure of a snowmobile with the comfort of a guide to take you to the best spots along the journey.

This tour is perfect for those that want to ride groomed trails as well as get out to play in the powder. The Polaris Switchback 650 sleds have a slightly longer track that makes them optimal for on trail and off trail riding and your guide can help show you around to top play areas.

IMPORTANT - Ensure you have selected "Half Day Guide" from the "Add-Ons" in the checkout process as you add this tour to your cart or your invoice will be incorrect and you will not reserve the guide.

Itinerary Overview

After meeting at our location north of Whitefish you'll get geared up and trained on the sleds. Hit the trails to climb to gorgeous views of the Whitefish Range, the Salish Mountains and even into Glacier Park. Pass winter lakes and soar into the mountains. This is a three hour tour, perfect to get you out, but doesn't take up the entire day.

Why Book This Tour?

  • Best prices in The Flathead Valley
  • Get a guide for peace of mind and getting the best routes
  • Fun snowmobiles that are beginner friendly, but enough power to give advanced riders a run for their money off-groomed.
  • 25 minutes from Whitefish and half-day tour leaves you time to for more activities. The tour is ~ 3 hours roundtrip, but may last up to 3.5 hours.
  • Easy gear rental (but bring your own boots!)

Meeting Point

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Want to Rent Your Snowmobile, but not the guide?

Checkout our Half-Day where you can self-guide your group.

Important Info

  • Guide - Make sure the Guide selection is checked in the "Add-Ons" section of checkout to reserve one of our limited (and wonderful) guides.
  • Gear - You can rent Snowmobile Jackets, Bibs, and Gloves Upon Request ($25/set). YOU MUST bring your own winter boots that cover the ankle. We do not rent boots and your trip will not be able to go out if you arrive without boots, due to safety. They can be rented at Sportsman's Ski Haus if neeeded. Thanks!
  • Cancellation Policy - This tour offers free cancellation up until 72-hours prior to the tour. Any cancellations made within 72-hours will be charged in full.

What's Included

Knowledgeable Guide
Single Passenger Snowmobile
Helmet & Goggles
Guide Gratuity
Snowmobile Gear
Refuel Cost

Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I need to be to drive or ride on the snowmobile?
Drivers must be 18+ and provide valid ID. Passengers must be a minimum of 55" tall and able to reach the side rails. Just like rental cars, snowmobile renters must be 25+.
What kind of snowmobiles do you have?
We partner with the top rental companies around to offer a full line of Polaris snowmobiles as well as Yamaha, Kawasaki or Husqvarna Snowbikes.
Do I need to bring any of my own gear or is it available there?
The rental comes with helmet and goggles. Snow bibs, jacket and gloves are available for rental for $25/set. Please select the number of gear rentals you'd like as an "Add-On" in the checkout. You MUST bring your own winter snowboots that cover the ankle (i.e. no tennis shoes or normal hiking boots). They can be rented at Sportsman Ski Haus. No boots will result in a non-refundable cancellation.
How long is a half day vs. full day snowmobile rental?
Half day snowmobile rentals are 3 hours in duration and depart at 9AM or 1PM while full-day rentals are 6 hours and depart at 10AM.
How much does fuel cost?
You will pay for fuel based on how much you use. If you drive faster/harder/further you'll use more fuel. On average for half-day rentals people typically use 2-3 gallon of fuel which equates to ~$12 give or take a few bucks. Full-day rentals usually use 3-4 gallons which equates to ~$19 give or take a few bucks.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: 18 years old • Minimum Height: 55 inches
Drivers must be 18+ and renters must be 25+ with valid ID
You must wear appropriate footwear (winter boots that cover the ankle)
Full refund until 72 hours before the tour

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