Snowmobile (a.k.a. Snowmachine) Tours
One of the best ways to access Alaska’s vast backcountry in winter – for both visitors and locals alike – is on a snowmobile. Not only are snowmobiles (also called snowmachines by Alaskans) fun and fast, they serve as an essential mode of transportation for locals to places that would be otherwise inaccessible in winter.
Alaska is an absolute playground for snowmachine exploration in winter, when a thick blanket of snow and frozen lakes and rivers create an endless network of routes. Snowmobile tours throughout the state lead you through wintery landscapes to access beautiful backcountry terrain. Your experienced guides will start by outfitting you with the proper gear and providing an orientation on how to use your snowmachine. Then the fun really begins as your guide leads you through snow-covered forests and tundra to breathtaking vistas, mountain views, ice caves, and even out to the faces of stunning blue glaciers. Mid-way through your ride, most tours will stop for snacks, hot drinks, and an opportunity to take in that wonderful stillness only found in winter.
Snowmobile tour operators typically offer a range of tour options to cater to different adventure levels, from a couple of hours to full-day tours. Or, for the ultimate snowmachine adventure, you can join an all-inclusive multi-day tour where you’ll explore incredible winter terrain by day and relax in cozy wilderness lodges at night.
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