Revelstoke Snowmobile Guides
Qualified snowmobile mountain guides make for a perfect sledding day. Great Canadian guide qualifications include CAA avalanche level 1 or 2 licenses, first air and vast terrain knowledge. They further carry radios for your safety and know how to guide. Most importantly they guide within their legal tenures, offering you added safety. These are good reasons to ride with a legitimate Great Canadian guide and not 'a friend of a friend, who claims to know the mountains'. Next thing you know you spend the better part of your day digging yourself out of some hole.
Our guided tours always include guides, but for those staying at Glacier House Resort and bringing their own machines or renting our machines, qualified mountain guides are available for the day. Reservations are required and can be made at 1-877-837-9594.
Guides are great if you are new to the area, or want to maximize your snowmobile holiday. Especially when weather conditions are bad a guide will assist you greatly in finding rideable and safe terrain. Our guides are fun and know how to guide assessing your abilities continuously. Group size is limited to 8 riders maximum. All riders will have to sign a waiver and must comply with our guides’ instructions during the day. The charges for a guide for the day is $380 plus $20 per rider (rates subject to 12% HST). This includes our government land levy. Reservations are required. Riders need to purchase their own trail pass at the trail heads.
Private Guides on our Tours
Great Canadian Snomowbile Tours reserves the right to put different guests of equal abilities together in one guided our. This is the reason we have labled our tours A, B and C, depending on experience level. Our groups are often international and a lot of fun. Expect to ride hard and to the level of your abilities. However, If you wish to be guaranteed your own private guide for your group, without other riders, you can hire a man and womanprivate guide for an add-on fee.
The advantages of a private guide for your party alone are great. You can ride at your pace and choose terrain that fits your skills and interests the most. On request we can accommodate groups of experienced riders for specific departures or riding areas. You must request these specifically and a charge for private guides will be levied. Expert rider tours or certain snow conditions may take guests into more aggressive riding terrain or avalanche prone terrain and may require guests to wear and use avalanche safety gear. These tours/departures are not suitable for inexperienced or novice riders.
Riders with their own machine who want to tag along on an existing tours will be allowed only if riding levels are similar and the group size does not exceed 5 (one guide) or 10 (2 guides) riders. Tag along fee is $ 105 per day plus your own trail pass and gov. levy of $ 6 per day. No advance bookings are accepted; but check with our office prior and if we have a potential suitable group, you report to the snowmobile shop at 8.30 am on the day of departure.