A full day snowmobile tour up to Paradise Basin in Panorama, BC. at 8,000 feet with fresh mountain air, a powder snow bowl, a magical frozen waterfall and breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies and Purcell Mountains.
Ride your way through the forest and up to the Paradise Basin and visit the remnants of an early 1900’s silver mining town. The open powder bowl above the treeline offers a fantastic chance to play in the deep snow.
Enjoy a mountain-sized cookie and a hot drink and then head out for some free play-time in Paradise Bowl. Your guide will introduce you to the play-area and offer riding and safety tips, and then you have the opportunity to free ride and explore on your snowmobile within the designated area (under the watchful eye of your guide who will be there to assist you if required).
Each guest will operate their own newer model snowmobile as they follow the mountain trails through the forest stopping for a delicious mountainside BBQ lunch at the alpine cabin. Your hearty lunch inside the cozy log cabin will give you the energy for more sledding action and the return to the mountain base!
This experience is also availble as a half-day snowmobile tour. For more details please see the Need to Know tab.
Minimum age: Driver 16 years; Passenger – 5 years.
Children under 5 years old are FREE on Half-Day Snowmobile Tour.
Departure time: Full Day – 9:30 am daily weather permitting;
Half-Day – 9:30 am and 1:30 pm weather permitting.
Duration: 5 hours of sled time – Full Day; 2-2.5 hours of sled time – Half-Day Tour.
A parent or guardian must complete a liability release for persons under 18 years of age.
Your Tour Includes:
– All necessary equipment (Cozy snowmobile suit, helmet and warm boots)
– Professional guides;
– Free upgrade to 660cc machine;
– Driver training session;
– Trail fees;
– Sit down BBQ lunch in a “bistro-like” atmosphere (Full Day Tour only);
– Snacks and Hot Drinks (incl. Half-Day Tour);
– A chance to see wildlife;
– Short walk to the Smith Ice Falls;
– High alpine tour to 8,000 ft,
– Hotel pick up and drop off from Banff in a winterized deluxe coach* (this only applies to packages with Transportation, must select the Snowmobile Tour with Transportation at the checkout).
Remember to dress for the weather, mountain weather is unpredictable.
Bring your own camera.
Self-driven vehicles will be provided with driving directions to the meeting point in Panorama, BC upon booking the experience.
Covid-19 protocols and enhanced cleaning are in place.
Information on how to book your experience will be provided in your experience voucher.