This is a beautiful ride to the Nelchina Glacier. We begin at Sheep Mountain Lodge and ride about 50 miles roundtrip. You will experience trail riding, riding on a river, and “playing” in the swamps if you so choose. At the glacier you will get to play in the snow, enjoy the scenery, and take some gorgeous pictures. As always you have the chance to see some wildlife (usually Moose, Bald Eagles, and Ptarmigan).
After a snack at the glacier we will head back to the Eureka or Long Rifle Lodge for some delicious food before heading back toward Palmer. (Dinner is included with this trip)
All gear, orientation for snowmobile operation and safety information, local guide, fuel & oil, drink breaks, all with our guide services throughout the entire trip. Guide gratuities are NOT included in the tour price.
At the snowmobile trailhead, we will provide a 15-minute safety briefing and orientation to snowmobiling. Topics covered will be proper operation of the snowmobile, general safety information, what to expect while on the tour route, procedures for possible wildlife encounters, and information on proper snowmobile riding techniques.
Check in Time & Location:
Clients will be met at our tour office by our guide staff upon arrival. Clients will be outfitted with snow boots, full snowmobile suit, gloves and a helmet. Once clients have signed a standard liability release form and fully suited up, we will transport them from our tour office to the snowmobile tour trailhead. If you do not have your own transportation to our office in Palmer, we can arrange that for you.
“Such a wonderful company all around. Friendly personalities showing care and concern for details from food to comfort to safety. Wildlife sightings and fun trails they took us on with such diversity of landscapes. “
It is not necessary that clients have previous snowmobiling experience prior to participating in one of our tours. Riding a snowmobile, as a general rule is more challenging than driving a car because it requires coordinated physical input such as leaning and moving on the seat to assist the snowmobile in turning. Drivers need to be prepared to heed the advice of their guide and use their body to be actively involved with the steering and driving of the snowmobile for proper operation. Please note that the maximum amount of weight a double-rider snowmobile can accommodate is a total of 300 pounds for both participants. If the clients combined weight is over 300 pounds, we recommend they ride single.
Due to limited capacity, advance reservations are required. A credit card is required to confirm and hold your reservation at time of booking. Payment is due upon check-in at our office prior to tour departure and may be handled with cash, Visa, or MasterCard. 50% deposit is required for all multi day excursions. A 100% cancellation fee will be charged if reservation is cancelled within 30 days of departure.
Round trip transportation between Anchorage and our Palmer office is available for an additional $50 per person, (minimum of 4).
Please call our office for pickup times and additional transfer information.