Frequently asked questions
Open daily. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be easily secured over the phone with a major credit card.
Lake Tahoe snowmobile tours cannot accept responsibility for changes in weather, acts of others, circumstances beyond our control, or your behavior. Traveling in the backcountry can be hazardous. Remember you are responsible for your machine. Snowmobile repairs are expensive. Please ride responsibly and obey the guide.
Tours should be scheduled in advance, busy weekends and holidays will sell out, sometimes weeks in advance. Occasionally we are able to accept walk-ins so don't be afraid to call.
Group tours will ride in a pack of 12 sleds with a guide in front and back. There may be a wide range of ability levels within each group but our experienced guides will make sure everyone is having fun and riding at their appropriate pace.
Private tours can be as few as 4 snowmobiles to as many as your large group needs and will allow your guide to tailor the experience to the ability level and interests of your group. We can accomodate special requests (engagements, family photos, lunch stops, etc) where we are catering to your particular needs.
All of our tours will feature great views of Lake Tahoe as the weather and conditions permit.
Smaller groups have access to some smaller viewpoints that are unavailable to the large groups.
Our policy requires a 72-hour notice of cancellation for a refund. If you cancel more than 72 hours before your tour, you will be issued a full refund minus the booking fee of 3%. You will be charged 100% of your booking within 72hours and No Refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 72 hours prior to your tour. Please be sure you understand our cancellation policy before booking your trip.
If we cancel due to lack of snow (or too much) we'll give you a full refund if we can't provide service.
We reserve the right to modify or cancel a tour due to weather or unsafe conditions.
Please arrive one hour early to check in and get suited up for your adventure
- Group tours depart at 11 and 2:30
- 2Hr Private tours depart 9:30 and 2:30
- 3Hr Private tours depart 9:30 and 1:30
- 4hr Private Tours depart 9:30 and 12:30
All Tours must return before dark.
All morning tours must be back to base by 1 PM, so please be on time.
Our guide ratio is 6 people to 1 guide. During the busy season, we will have mixed groups of 12 with 2 guides. For larger groups please contact us directly.
Children must be at least five years old to ride. Drivers must be 16 years old and have a valid driver's license. If you are renting you must be over the age of 21. All riders under 16 must ride with an adult. Minors cannot carry an underage passenger. Snowmobiling is a physical activity full of bumps and bounces. Please be sure you are capable and confident in your ability to ride for your tour time as we will be 15-20 miles out in the back-country.
Zero experience needed. We offer tours for all types of experience levels. We're the experts in teaching people to snowmobile or to get you more experience under your belt if you already know what you're doing.
Weather conditions can be tough to gauge sometimes in the mountains. We love riding while it is snowing, its part of the the fun, but very rarely if we feel that the weather conditions are unsafe for our guests and guides we will cancel the tour. If we are operating we do not refund do to weather.
You can check road conditions here: https://tahoeweathercam.com/
Helmets are provided for guests on tour. If you bring your own helmet, it must be DOT approved. Ski/snowboard helmets cannot be worn. Bring goggles if you have them. If not, we do offer rentals. They are recommended most days.
All customers are required to sign a Release of Liability and Waiver Form. Any participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present to sign on their behalf.
We suggest that you wear comfortable quick-dry layers. Layers are important, as it can get cold quickly while in the mountains. Try not to wear cotton as once wet it does not dry well. If you have ski/snowboard pants/jacket, that is highly recommended. We offer rentals if needed. Bring goggles and gloves. These items can be rented as well. Helmets are included in your rental.
A validCredit Card and Drivers License is required for your party prior to your tour, you will be held responsible for any damages to the snowmobiles while in your control. Your card will be held for the duration of your tour and will be returned to you by your tour guide given that there is no damage to your machine upon return.