Reservations are strongly recommended, but not required. Reservations are made over the phone by calling 907-783-5566 (877-783-5566 toll free outside of Anchorage).
You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Participants must be 16 years of age to drive their own snowmobile.
Children ages 6 – 15 years ride double with an adult. Cost is $125 for child rider.
There is a 400 lb combined weight limit for each snowmobile. We recommend that adults drive their own machine. Don’t be intimidated if you are a beginner. Driving your own machine is easier than you think. The learning curve is very fast, and most of the people on our tours are first time riders. Children between 6 and 15 years of age ride double with an adult. Cost is $125 per child rider.
Adults who choose to ride double pay full price.
Gold Mine Tour $200 per person
Real Deal Blue Ice Tour $250 per person
We operate under permits issued by the US Forest Service. They determine when we can access the glaciers and icebergs. We stop running the Gold Mine Tour when the glaciers become available.
Cost of tour is all inclusive: gear, snow boots, snowsuit, helmet, goggles, gloves, transportation within the Girdwood area, snowmobile orientation and safety information, and friendly, patient guide services.
Guide gratuities are not included in tour price. If you like the ride! Tip the guide!
Clients are financially responsible for physical damage they may cause to the snowmobile due to careless or negligent operation.
Gold Mine Tour 3.5 hours (2 hours riding time)
Check in 10 am & 12:30 pm daily
Real Deal Blue Ice Tour 5.5 hours (3.5 hours riding time)
December – January check in 10am daily
February – April check in 9 am & 1pm daily
What to Wear:
Dress in warm layers and bring whatever winter outer wear that you have.
Whatever you do not have we can provide at no additional cost such as boots, snowsuits, gloves, neck-warmers, helmets, goggles etc. We will suit up at our shop in Girdwood. Before you leave we will check to be sure you have everything you need for a warm and comfortable trip!
Most people who go on our tours have never been on a snowmobile before. Many people have never seen the snow. You do not have to be an experienced rider. However there is some degree of strength, coordination, and agility required to navigate your snowmobile. If you have any medical or physical conditions, please let us know when you make your reservation.
Cancellation within 48 hours of your scheduled departure will be charged 50%.
A cancellation the day of scheduled tour will be charged full price.
There is no charge if the weather prevents your trip from happening. Glacier City’s guides determine weather cancellations.
We are located in Girdwood, Alaska approximately 35 miles south of Anchorage on the corner of the New Seward and Alyeska Highways. Take the New Seward Highway “1” south out of Anchorage to mile marker 90. Girdwood is the biggest town you will come to after leaving Anchorage. You will see signs for Girdwood and the Alyeska Resort. Turn left (the only left into town) onto the Alyeska Highway and then make an immediate right into the Tesoro Gas Station & Mini-mall. There are several shops attached to the gas station. Our shop is the Great Alaskan Tourist Trap located next to the Ice Cream Shop. Its an upscale gift shop with a humorous twist. This is where we will, “Suit ya and boot ya”
Usually the glaciers, icebergs, and ice caves are accessible. If so this will be our goal.
If mother nature does not allow this to happen, then do not worry. Snowmobiling in the Chugach Mountains is by far the most scenic and awe inspiring in the world. Photo op’s are everywhere and you will not be disappointed.
Glacier City Snowmobile Tours provides free transportation in the Girdwood Valley. Options from Anchorage include all major car rental agencies or private transportation. If you prefer private transportation, we recommend Northern Exposure Shuttle 1-907-242-5024. Cost is $85 each way for up to 6 people. There is no public transportation from Anchorage.