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Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort announced that Lofty Peaks Snowmobiling is now offering tours into Snowbird sidecountry for the 2012 season.
“We’ve partnered with Snowbird to create a truly unique snowmobiling experience,” said Kennie Garcia, manager of Lofty Peaks at Snowbird. “New, powerful snowmobiles make it easy for beginners and experts to enjoy the ride as panoramic views from the peaks, forests of aspen and fir, and open meadows greet you at every turn.”
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.
Lofty Peaks Snowmobiling is Utah’s oldest and largest snowmobiling location, with more than 25 years in the business. More details may be found at http://www.loftypeaks.com/snowmobiling/snowbird-snowmobile-rental.