Snowmobiling is becoming an extremely popular winter sport in the Rocky Mountain area. While the some of the best conditions are found during January, February and March, the early and late portions of the winter season are commonly a bit quieter, offering riders and easy-paced trail experience.
Snowmobiles are easy to operate and they're the best way to take in the breathtaking winter scenery and wildlife. If you're new to snow machines, but can drive a car, then undoubtedly you'll be able to handle a snowmobile.
You can easily take a tour, also. This will often include transportation to and from your hotel, continental breakfast, lunch, and a knowledgeable Jackson Hole area guide.
Rental facilities are also available. Once you arrive at a snowmobile shop, you'll be outfitted with a snowmobile suit, boots and a helmet with face shield. Ski gloves are there if you don't have any. After a safety demonstration by your guides, you'll be treated to a day of outdoor fun in pristine Rocky Mountain backcountry.
Snowmobilers in Canada and the United States spend over $27 billion on snowmobiling each year, including expenditures on equipment, clothing, accessories, snowmobiling vacations, and more. Surveys show that, on average, snowmobilers taking overnight trips (24% of these surveyed) take three to five trips per year, spending two nights per trip away from home.
The average snowmobiler is 41 years old, married, with an annual household income of $70,000. Eighty percent of snowmobilers use their sled for trail riding and touring.