Scenic Mountain Snowmobile Tour

This is our “flagship” tour where you will follow your guide on private trails surrounded by the immense Chugach Mountains. Meandering through the forest with breathtaking picture breaks along the way, you can not go wrong with this scenic ride! This tour is suitable for all abilities and includes a fire pit lunch stop at our backcountry pavilion for an Alaskan-style experience.

November to January

Duration 3.5 hrs

10am and 12:30pm Daily

Adult $275 / Child $175

Tour Information

Full Tour Description

This guided Alaska snowmobile tour offers exquisite views – these beautiful groomed trails take place at a private gold mining operation where no other public riders are allowed. The scenery is breathtaking with 7000 foot peaks all around you as you ride Beginners on up to experts will find these trails a lot of fun.

We offer this early-season guided snowmobile tour when conditions do not allow us to do the Blue Ice Glacier Tour. With you at the controls, snowmobile on beautifully groomed trails at a private gold mining operation. You will be surrounded by 7000 ft. Glaciated peaks in the Chugach Mountains. Many Hollywood film productions have been shot here because of the awesome Alaskan scenery. Your tour will stop at key places for incredible photo opportunities.

We keep our group sizes small and personalized with 5-6 people per guide. We can accommodate larger groups, birthdays, and business groups as well.

This tour includes a traditional campfire lunch with reindeer hot dogs, snacks, and hot beverages – all at our back-country pavilion!


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 $275 / Child $175

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. Cost is $200 for child 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 at $200.

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.

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.


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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