BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - Many Coloradans call snowmobiling their favorite winter activity, but several business owners have found their calling in sharing the passion with visitors to the Centennial State.
We made a visit to Good Times Adventures in Breckenridge to give snowmobiling a go, and while there’s practice before the official tour, one of the guides gave further reassurance to first-timers.
“All of our guides have been guiding a long time they are really good at kind of coaching you along,” Chris McIver said.
Colorado has finally received the snow this season that many ski resorts have been wishing for, but how much do you need to run a snowmobile?
“You don’t need a lot of snow, but for a good tour, we want a good two to three feet on trail. So the more snow on there, the better,” McIver said.
Your tour will bring you up the side of a mountain and through miles of winding trail lined with snow-covered pines. The highlight of the trip is about two-thirds of the way into the tour: you'll stop at the top of Georgia Pass and take in views that span hundreds of miles. On a completely clear day, the visibility is about 210 miles; you can even see Pikes Peak!
McIver takes hundreds of visitors to the top of Georgia Pass, but his favorite part is guiding people who have never been to Colorado.
“You just see the expressions on people’s faces: the biggest smiles and just these absolute overjoyed [expressions], and just wonderment of how great the view is up there and how beautiful this state is,” McIver said.
If you would like to take part in the fun too, just visit Good Times Adventures’ website to learn more.