Outdoor Adventure Awaits at White Mountain
“The phones have been ringing off the hook,” said Judith Gilman with White Mountain Snowmobile Tours which opened early this season on November 17 due to good snow conditions. Colorado’s highest snowmobile tour company has been busy answering the phones and firing up the sleds as the snow storms continue to roll through the high country. It’s clear, people are ready for some winter fun!
White Mountain Tours has a fleet of Polaris 550 RMKs and Grand Touring snowmobiles. They have been providing a safe, unique experience for guests in Lake County visitors for more than 25 years, so their guides know how to bring the best rides, at elevations from 11,000 to 12,000 feet. You’ll literally be on ‘top of the world,’ and away from the resort crowds on their 2,500-acre private property which rests in the shadow of the Great Continental Divide on the splendid slopes of Mt. Arkansas, an “almost” Fourteener at 13,795 feet.
Or your group can head west and ride in the Turquoise Lake Recreation Area along 20-25 miles of groomed roads and trails. There are lots of open meadows to discover and some great vistas of Colorado’s two highest peaks: Mts. Elbert and Massive. Most of their tours begin and end at their base camp, located along Highway 91 and includes lunch from a local eatery.
And if you’re looking to add in some extra adventure, then take advantage of their Ride and Zipline combo tours. Relax and enjoy the views in cozy comfort as the powerful Snow Coach climbs up through the forest to the first zip line area at 11,500′ of altitude. Here you will find the deepest snow levels in the areas as well as some mining history of the area. The White Mountain certified Zip Line guides will accompany guests as they fly from area to area on lines from 400 to 950′. Departure decks are flat on the side of the mountain for easy access. All six separate sections have Double Overhead Cables for safety and distinctly different terrain. The automatic braking system assures stress-free landings. Fly side-by-side on 5 twin lines over deep canyons and remote alpine meadows or check out The Big Nugget, a TRIPLE ZIP which lands on the 100′ sky tower. White Mountain Tours zip line is registered with the State of Colorado and inspected yearly according to the highest standards.
When it comes to outdoor adventure having the right guide can make all the difference. White Mountain veteran guides will always go the extra mile to accommodate the riding abilities of their guests. They are experts with decades of combined experience in the mountains and impressive wilderness safety credentials. And if someone in the group didn’t come prepared, White Mountain can provide guests with the right riding gear to keep everyone safe and warm. Their drivers can also pick your group up from nearby hotels and condos.
A day of snowmobiling in the backcountry can be the highlight of your ColoradoLeadville vacation. But make sure you have the right guide and then make reservations, because this could be one of those epic years! Call 970-668-5323 or 800-247-7238 or log-on to the White Mountain Snowmobile Tours website.