Snowmobile Tours
  HOPE VALLEY TOURS
    Open As Conditions Permit (usually Nov thru Apr)
Lake Tahoe Adventures has been taking visitors from around the world on scenic backcountry snowmobile tours for more than twenty years. Experienced professional guides lead small groups into the wild Sierra highcountry and bring them back smiling. We offer Hope Valley Snowmobile Tours lasting approximately 2 or more hours in length that pass through some of Tahoe's best snowmobiling backcountry. Select from one of the options below to get more information.
Tour Duration Level Cost*
Summit Tour   (details) 2 Hours Beginner - Intermediate $130
Exclusive Tour   (details) 2 Hours Beginner - Intermediate $150
Ultimate Tour   (details) 2 Hour Minimum Intermediate - Advanced $220
Specialty Tours   (details) 2 Hours Beginner - Intermediate Varies

* Holiday periods will reflect a $10 per machine premium
Quick Facts :: Summit Tour
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Cost: $130 single / $170 double
This is our most popular snowmobile tour. The trailhead is in beautiful Hope Valley, at 7,200 feet, just south of Lake Tahoe in Alpine County, California.

After a brief orientation, a safety talk, and driving instruction, guests drive themselves, following their guide. The trail climbs rapidly, quickly heading deep into the backcountry. Looking west across Faith Valley, visitors see the dramatic Sierra Crest at nearly 10,000 feet... [more]
  • Helmets, Boots, and Gloves included!
  • Goggles and Snowsuit available for rent.
  • Complementary shuttle available (from select locations)
  • This tour can be ridden 2-up (double).
The guides at Lake Tahoe Adventures are experienced at teaching beginning snowmobilers. Once out on the trail they continually assess the ability of the group and tailor the tour to deliver the best experience for everyone.


Groomed Trails
Quick Facts :: Exclusive Tour
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Cost: $150 single / $210 double
This is an exclusive version our most popular snowmobile tour. You'll travel the same route as the Summit tour, but you are guaranteed your own private guide and your group will be the only ones on the tour.

You can also add a mountain top lunch to this tour! Please inquire about this when booking an Exclusive Tour.



  • Helmets, Boots, and Gloves included!
  • Goggles and Snowsuit available for rent.
  • Complementary shuttle available (from select locations)
  • This tour can be ridden 2-up (double).
  • 4-machine minimum required for exclusive tour.
Your private guide is experienced at teaching beginning snowmobilers. Once out on the trail your guide will continually assess the ability of your group and tailor the tour to deliver the best experience for everyone.


Easy Does It!
Quick Facts :: Ultimate Tour
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Cost: $220
Our Ultimate Tours go deep into the rugged Sierra Nevada above Hope Valley, California. Professional snowmobile guides – expert in off-trail, backcountry riding – lead small groups of riders. You’ll meet your guide in Hope Valley for a brief orientation and safety talk, then head out for a few quick warm-up turns. After that, the ride is limited only by the terrain and your group’s ability. With hundreds of square miles of terrain to explore, no two tours are alike. Elevations range from 7,200 feet at base to peaks of 10,000 feet and above... [more]
  • Helmets, Boots, and Gloves included!
  • Goggles and Snowsuit available for rent.
  • Complementary shuttle available (from select locations)
  • This tour can be ridden 1-up (single) only.
Typical Ultimate Tours last approximately two hours (minimum) including the orientation and rest breaks – which you’ll welcome. Groups are intentionally kept small, usually with no more than seven machines per guide. Longer tours are available. Call for pricing.


Action And Excitement!
Specialty Tours

Lunch/Dinner Tours
Have a group that needs that special event? How about a picnic in the backcountry? Just ask for a private lunch tour and we’ll provide a gourmet box lunch. Take a break on the trail and enjoy a freshly made deli sandwich, a snack, a drink, and an incredible lunch-time view.
Sit-down dinners with real plates and linens? Music? Candlelight? Just ask and we’ll begin building a special tour that you and your friends will remember forever.

Moonlight Tours
John Muir called the Sierra Nevada “the Range of Light.” We have some of the most spectacular sunsets in the world. And a mountain moonrise can take your breath away. So when the conditions are just right, we plan a special moonlight snowmobile tour for a small group of friends. If you’d like to come along, ask us when the next one is planned.
  • Helmets, Boots, and Gloves included!
  • Goggles and Snowsuit available for rent.
  • Complementary shuttle available (from select locations)
  • Specialty tours require advanced planning.

Looking For Adventure

This is our most popular snowmobile tour. The trailhead is in beautiful Hope Valley, at 7,200 feet, just south of Lake Tahoe in Alpine County, California.

After a brief orientation, a safety talk, and driving instruction, guests drive themselves, following their guide. The trail climbs rapidly, quickly heading deep into the backcountry. Looking west across Faith Valley, visitors see the dramatic Sierra Crest at nearly 10,000 feet. Crossing Charity Valley below Markleeville Peak the trail passes historic cabins built by early settlers. Following the rim of Charity Canyon and another climb to 8,300 feet, it levels out for a view of a peak very appropriately named The Nipple.

With many miles of groomed trails in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, every tour offers tremendous scenic opportunities.

Our Ultimate Tours go deep into the rugged Sierra Nevada above Hope Valley, California. Professional snowmobile guides – expert in off-trail, backcountry riding – lead small groups of riders. You’ll meet your guide in Hope Valley for a brief orientation and safety talk, then head out for a few quick warm-up turns. After that, the ride is limited only by the terrain and your group’s ability. With hundreds of square miles of terrain to explore, no two tours are alike. Elevations range from 7,200 feet at base to peaks of 10,000 feet and above. Mix in canyons, bowls, rivers, creeks, meadows, and alpine lakes, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful and challenging scenery in North America. The area also has some of the snowiest winters in the country. That means snowmobile season starts early in the year and stretches well into spring.


Please Note: prices and terms listed here are subject to change without notice. Off-season tours list the pricing as of the end of the prior season. There may be other tours available but not listed here. Additional pricing options may exist. Holiday periods are: 12/19/15 thru 1/03/16, 1/16/16 thru 1/18/16, 2/13/16 thru 2/15/16, and 3/25/16 thru 3/27/16. Please inquire at the office about any other available tours, options, and terms. Enjoy responsibly!

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