Girdwood Snowmobiling Tours
Touring by “snowmachine” (what Alaskans call snowmobiles) is one of the most enjoyable ways to experience Alaska in winter. In the early season (generally mid-November through January), book the Scenic Mountain Tour with Glacier City Snowmobile Tours; you’ll ride beneath massive, 7,000-foot glaciated peaks through the historical mining area of Crow Pass and cross the famous Iditarod Trail. Or ride through legendary Turnagain Pass with Alaska Wild Guides to see historic cabins, mining ruins, and towering mountains.
Later in winter (once the U.S. Forest Service permits), both companies can take you on a ride through the forest and over a glacial lake (sometimes studded with icebergs frozen in place) to the bright blue face of Spencer Glacier. Enjoy a hot meal and beverage, then explore the ice caves if it’s safe to do so. To spend a few days out on the trail, ask either company about their multi-day tours.
Explore Alaska’s backcountry astride a speedy and fun snowmachine. Alaska Wild Guides will take you out for one thrilling day, or for several days of exhilarating adventure. Find hidden ice caves and remote glaciers while navigating along frozen rivers and through deep powder.
Hop aboard an eco-friendly snowmobile in Girdwood and ride on groomed trails beneath massive, 7,000-foot glaciated peaks or visit the dazzling blue ice of Spencer Glacier. Or, head north of Anchorage for a trail ride through mid-alpine black spruce forests. No experience necessary, all gear provided, and warm beverages and snacks included.