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Riding a snowmobile It’s very easy and requires no special skills or vehicle license. Speed is controlled by a thumb-activated throttle. Braking is done with one hand while steering takes place through a handle bar. Alpine or Mountain snowmobiling also requires much steering by weight and an active riding position, thus we recommend riders to be in good physical shape.

Experience Both of our tours are designed for beginners with little or no mountain experience and Snowmobile Paradise is also suitable for experienced riders. We also have two additional tours designed for expert riders, featuring lots of steep slopes, powder snow and hard riding. Please contact us for details.

Our snowmobiles As a beginner or intermediate you will start on our 600cc Summit machines, but may be allowed or encouraged to upgrade to the 800 cc, 164 bhp Summit machines. All machines are Skidoo machines.

Snowmobile insurance All prices include basic snowmobile insurance. CDR (collision damage reduction) is available at £31/day. Without CDR there is a damage excess of C$2500, and with CDR the excess is C$1000. A deposit is charged (payable by credit or charge card) when you collect the snowmobile.

Travel insurance  Compulsory. Available through for all UK residents, please see for information.

Flights Can be booked through Calgary and Vancouver are served by charter and scheduled services from the UK. Kelowna, the closest airport to Revelstoke, is served by Air Canada via Vancouver or Calgary. Flight prices vary throughout the season: Charter prices from the UK currently range from about £640 to £850 economy return, and scheduled fares range from about £730 upwards for economy return (taxes included), depending on the date of departure.

Transfers From Kelowna (2 hours to Revelstoke), A ‘Meet & Greet’ shuttle departs from Kelowna Airport and cost about £95-£100 per person each way. We can also arrange car hire in Calgary, Kelowna and Vancouver, Transfers by Greyhound bus are also possible. Private group transfers by minibus (max 12 guests) can be arranged on request.

Room upgrades We have a range of alternative accommodation at our resort hotel; a Fireplace Lodge Room, a Fireplace King Suite, a Fireplace Chalet, a Large Chalet with hot tub, or the 6-bedroom Kootenay House with hot tub. Please ask for prices.

Pre- and Post-tour accommodation and activities Can be added at the time of booking. Additional nights at the Glacier house Resort in a lodge room start at £120pp/nt a shared room. We can also offer special rates for hotels in Vancouver, Calgary and Banff. And we can also combine your snowmobiling holiday with some skiing, snowboarding or another winter holiday in any of the Canadian Rockies winter resorts (such as Whistler Big White or Banff).

Meals All our snowmobile tours include breakfast, lunch and dinner on all riding days. Lunches are usually enjoyed on the mountain or in a cabin and consist of a large sandwich, cold or hot drink, fruit, and snacks. On some days, guests will enjoy our famous ‘wiener’ cook-outs on the mountain for lunch as well. A full American breakfast is served daily. We’ll also give you a welcome drink and dinner on arrival, and appetizers on your return from a hard day’s ride. Bring a rucksack or similar for your lunch.

Clothing You've probably already worked out that it's going to be pretty damn cold in Canada in winter but you will be on the ‘warm side’ of the Rockies in BC - average daytime winter temperatures range between 0 and -10 ºC. So, to make sure you’re well-dressed for your adventure, we provide weatherproof snowmobiling suits to keep you nice and warm. However, you must bring your own gloves. And you probably won't be in your snowsuit all the time, so make sure you pack plenty of warm clothes. We suggest something along the lines of: Long cotton underclothing, or sports clothes (e.g., track suit), thick socks, fleeces, turtleneck pullovers, silk or woollen gloves, a woollen hood or scarf and hat, changes of clothing, a swimming costume, a camera, a winter coat, casual clothes and a pair of trousers/ slacks. Don’t forget your wash kit/toilet bag, suntan lotion and sunglasses, camera, and national driving license. We recommend you use a large holdall, sports bag or a similar for your clothing.

Participant requirements We advise all guests to be in reasonable physical shape. Mountain snowmobiling may be physically demanding depending on weather conditions. Pre-tour fitness exercises should include general aerobic work-outs, and arm, upper leg and back strengthening exercises. Riders must be 22 years or older.

Non-riding partners Are welcome to join our activities like X-country or downhill skiing and even heli-skiing (heli-skiing subject experience and ability level), snow-rafting, snow-shoeing, sight-seeing, scenic flights, shopping, hot tubs, and spa programmes. SORRY, BUT NO PASSENGERS ON OUR SNOWMOBILES.

Children Under 12 stay free with parents.

Group incentives Get a group of your friends and/or family together for a trip, and receive outstanding benefits in the form of discounts and free sled upgrades. Put 5 or 10 or 20 riders together and reap the benefits…. It makes sense to persuade your friends to come along!

Liability In winter sports and activities certain risks are involved and therefore all participants must acknowledge this by reading and signing our booking form and also a liability waiver in Canada. Please ensure that you take out suitable travel insurance which must include cancellation and medical insurance for motorised winter sports. H-C Travel can provide such cover.

Weather Winter weather conditions in the mountains may lead to changes in the programme, without the right to a refund.

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