Blue Ice Glacier Snowmobile Tour

Experience a Blue Ice Paradise. Access glaciers, icebergs, and incredible ice caves. Your guided tour will cover many miles in the Alaskan Backcountry surrounded by the Chugach Mountains. Once at the glacier amazing photo opportunities abound.

January to May

Duration 5.5 hrs

9am and 1pm Daily

Adult $350 / Child $250

Tour Information

Full Tour Description

We are all about showing you the time of your life. This snowmobile tour will access glaciers, icebergs, and incredible ice caves. Truly a “Blue Ice Paradise”. This tour is called, “The Blue Ice Glacier,” and it’s named that way for a reason. Your guided tour will cover many miles in the Alaskan Backcountry surrounded by the Chugach Mountains. (3 ½ hours of actual riding time.)

Once at the glacier, time will be spent taking amazing photos that will last a lifetime. Have you ever been inside a glacier? These Alaskan glacial-fed valleys are the only ones in North America that are accessible by guided snowmobile tours. Simply put, it’s the best tour, and it is not one that you will soon forget! This tour is available only when the US Forest Service and Mother Nature say that it’s OK. Don’t worry, plan “B”, the Scenic Mountain Tour has excellent reviews on Trip Advisor as well.


Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made over the phone by calling 907-382-1050 or by emailing us. A credit card will be required to secure your reservation, however, it will not be charged until the date of your tour pending cancellation within 7 days.

Tour Price & Inclusions

Blue Ice Glacier Tour – Adult $350 / Child $250

The cost of the tour is all-inclusive. Your loadout includes gear, snow boots, snowsuit, helmet, goggles, gloves, transportation within the Girdwood area, snowmobile orientation and proper handling techniques with a friendly and knowledgeable guide.

*Guide gratuities are not included in the tour price. If you like the ride, Tip the guide!

**All tours on USFS land are subject to a $12 land use fee per person

†Clients are financially responsible for physical damage they may cause to the snowmobile due to careless or negligent operation.

Age Requirements

Participants must be 16 years of age to drive their own snowmobile.

Children ages 6 – 15 years ride double with an adult.

The price is $250 per child 6-15 yrs and $350 per adult double rider

Double Riders

If a set of double riders are under 400lb combined, and the potential rider is between the age of 6 to 15 years of age will accrue a tour fee of $250.

If a set of adult riders are under 400lb combined, are considered not suitable, physically disabled, or otherwise, we allow one confident rider to take on said single passenger accruing their additional tour fee at full price.

The price is $250 per child 6-15 yrs and $350 per adult double rider

What to Wear

Dress in warm layers and bring whatever winter outerwear that you have.

Whatever you do not have we can provide at no additional cost such as boots, snowsuits, gloves, neck-warmers, helmets, goggles etc. We will suit up at our shop in Girdwood. Before you leave we will check to be sure you have everything you need for a warm and comfortable trip!

Physical Requirements

Most people who go on our tours have never been on a snowmobile before. Many people have never seen the snow. You do not have to be an experienced rider. However there is some degree of strength, coordination, and agility required to navigate your snowmobile. If you have any medical or physical conditions, please let us know when you make your reservation.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation within 7 days of your scheduled departure will be charged full price unless medical emergency with documentation – NO EXCEPTIONS.

A cancellation prior to 7 days will receive full refund.

There is no charge if the weather prevents your trip from happening. Glacier City’s guides determine weather cancellations and there is no refund for partial trips due to weather or client issues.

Glacier Accessibility

Usually, the glaciers, icebergs, and ice caves are accessible so long as the U.S. Forest Service opens these areas for motorized use. If so this will be our goal.

If mother nature does not allow this to happen, then do not worry. Snowmobiling in the Chugach Mountains is by far the most scenic and awe-inspiring in the world. Photo ops are everywhere and you will not be disappointed! Check out the Scenic Mountain Tour views on Trip Advisor!


We are located in Girdwood, Alaska approximately 35 miles south of Anchorage on the corner of the New Seward and Alyeska Highways. Take the New Seward Highway “1” south out of Anchorage to mile marker 90. Girdwood is the biggest town you will come to after leaving Anchorage. You will see signs for Girdwood and the Alyeska Resort. Turn left (the only left into town) onto the Alyeska Highway and then make an immediate right into the Tesoro Gas Station & Mini-mall. There are several shops attached to the gas station. Our shop is the Great Alaskan Tourist Trap located next to the Ice Cream Shop. Its an upscale gift shop with a humorous twist. This is where we will, “Suit ya and boot ya”


Glacier City Snowmobile Tours provides free transportation in the Girdwood Valley. Options from Anchorage include all major car rental agencies or private transportation. If you prefer private transportation, we recommend Four Seasons Transportation – call Dave at 1-907-744-4946. Cost is $138 each way for up to 4 people. There is no public transportation from Anchorage.


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