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Vail Backcountry Tours

#3 of 18 Tours in Vail
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Address: Vail, CO 81657
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Vail Backcountry Tours is the only tour company in Vail Colorado. Why sit...

Vail Backcountry Tours is the only tour company in Vail Colorado. Why sit in a van for half the day when you can snowmobile just across the street from Vail Mountain? We pride ourselves in providing the most diverse and accessible terrain in the Valley. Our experienced, safe, and knowledgeable staff is guaranteed to show you the trip of a lifetime.

Family friendly snowmobile tours, that are 5 minutes from the lifts of Vail Mountain.

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Awesome experience!!

Gregg was our tour guide, and his customer service and knowledge of the sceneries were amazing! He was beyond accommodating! The trails were awesome and the open land was a blast... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
smasters08
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Gregg was our tour guide, and his customer service and knowledge of the sceneries were amazing! He was beyond accommodating! The trails were awesome and the open land was a blast to ride! The sleds were brand new, and perfect for a passenger as well! We stopped for treats and hot cocoa in their hut, which was very nice as... More 

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Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us! We much appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you all on your next trip to Vail. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This adventure was a 10 out of 10. A huge hit - Teenage boys said it was the best part of our vacation. Greg, our guide, was great - very knowledgeable, friendly and easy going. We HIGHLY recommend this experience!! Of course, the scenery is 2nd to none.

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1 Thank Ted A
Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Ted. We are so glad you all came out with us and enjoyed a wonderful trip! Hope to see you all again, all the best. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the 1/2 day tour today. It was blizzard conditions with basically no visibility but we had an awesome time. I went with my older aunt and my 13 year old daughter and my 9 year old son. Our guide was Charlie. He was great. Everyone was so nice. The yurt is where u eat lunch. It was... More 

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Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Holli! Really appreciate your review and we are so glad you had a great tour:) We hope to see you soon! More 

Vail, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time snowmobiling and I must say - so much fun! Curtis (our guide) was awesome - great and making sure we all felt safe as well as having a blast, all the while pointing out natural attractions. Great way to comfortably see hidden nooks of the mountain, never knowing what you'll see around the corner next!

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Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Sasha for joining us! We hope to see you back again:) More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best trip in Vail. We loved the view. Guide - Bo the best. Super equipment!!! They really know what they are doing. You should not miss this one.

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Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Alan! It was a real pleasure to have you and your wife with us:) All the best to you and we look forward to seeing you both again! More 

Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a visit on every one of our non-ski days. Book a morning trip you'll have good light and possibly warm weather. This will give you a great start to your day and leave the afternoon open for experiencing other Vail activities.

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Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It truly is a great way to start a vacation morning. Next time check out our 3pm tour, excellent Alpine glow and sunsets:) More 

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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 6 people, including my 80 year old grandfather and mother with scoliosis, on the trip, and both of them had a blast. The company had brand new snowmobiles for everyone, with comfortable seats, seat and handlebar warmers, as well as all other gear necessary. We did the 2 hour tour, and it was a blast. Our guide tried... More 

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Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Kasey. So glad you all had a great time, we enjoyed having you and your family! Much appreciate your review & hope to see you on your next trip. More 

Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 3 generations did the two hour tour with Vail Backcountry tours. Six snowmobiles (with heated seats and hand warming controls) took off after a thorough safety briefing and getting suited up in Backcountry's boots, helmets and if needed, snowmobile suits. We followed behind our fun & informative guide, Curtis Cook and had a great two hours roaming... More 

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Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us! We look forward to seeing you all again!! Much appreciate your review and business. All the best! More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've always wanted to take a snowmobile tour and have been skiing many times but never could pull myself from the slopes. But my friend and I were tired of the slopes and asked our concierge at the Marriott who she recommended. She said that Vail BackCountry Tours got great reviews from her guests so we booked two snowmobiles in... More 

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Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Lady! We really enjoyed having you all with us and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vail:) More 

San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the Top of the Rockies half day tour with lunch- the views were phenomenal. The experience was indescribable and I truly believe that our tour guide made it that much more amazing.

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Carrie R, Director of Sales at Vail Backcountry Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you all on your next trip! More 

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