Snowbird Ski Resort announced this past weekend a new partnership with Lofty Peaks Snowmobiling to provide visitors with tours of the Snowbird sidecountry during the 2012 season. Lofty Peaks Snowmobiling is Utah’s oldest and largest snowmobiling location, with more than 25 years in the business.
Trips begin with a ride to 11,000-foot Hidden Peak aboard Snowbird’s Aerial Tram, then continue down Mineral Basin Express chairlift to Lofty Peaks snowmobile base. From there, Lofty Peaks’ professional guides take guests to both powder-filled meadows to play in and groomed trails to explore through the American Fork drainage.
Lofty Peaks offers three trips. The first option is a ski and snowmobile combination, and includes a Snowbird Tram and lift ticket and a two-hour snowmobile trip. The other options include either a two- or three-hour snowmobile trip without skiing at the resort.
Snowmobile drivers must be at least 16 years old, and passengers should be at least four years old. Helmets and transceivers are provided. Children age eight and under ride free with a paying adult on two- and three-hour trips. Rental clothing is available: suit $5; boots $3; gloves $3; all three $10. Guests must bring their own goggles or sunglasses.