Paradise Mine Half-Day Tour

Short Snowmobile Tours • Duration: 3 hrs, Departs 9:30 am, 1:00 p.m

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best-family-tripcta-2a-2A highly-memorable half-day adventure suitable for all the family.  Beginners welcome!

This is our most popular tour option departing twice daily.  It offers a little bit of everything; Breathtaking groomed scenic trails through old growth forest, a spectacular frozen waterfall, the opportunity to see wildlife and free “play-time” in our open powder bowl are just a few of the memorable experiences you can expect on this trip up to 8000 ft!

We will visit the historic Paradise Mine and enjoy a mountain sized cookie & hot drink beside the fireplace in our cozy alpine cabin.

If you have never been on a snowmobile before, don’t worry!  Before departing from our base area, your experienced guide will provide a full safety briefing and instruction.  You will then have a chance to practice and obtain riding tips before following your guide out on to our groomed trail system.  This is a scenic trip at a comfortable pace with plenty of time to enjoy the journey. There are many opportunities to photograph the incredible mountain scenery, while your  guide shares information about the area.

If you might enjoy more time out in the mountains complete with BBQ lunch and longer play-time in the Paradise Bowl, consider joining our full-day tour (approx 5 hr).


 

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The following is important information applicable to all Snowmobile tours.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

Booking:  Our snowmobile tours are very popular and we have many days when all available machines are booked out.  Please book your desired tour early to avoid disappointment.  You can book this tour online using the book now button above or just call our office.  If you are intending to book short-notice on a tour (less than 48 hrs notice) please call us to ensure availability.    We typically respond to phone calls from 8:am to 9:30pm – if you do not reach us, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Prices:  All pricing is in Canadian dollars.  We accept payment by cash, INTERAC® direct debit and email transfer at no charge.  We also accept major credit cards (% surcharge may apply).  All pricing is subject to applicable government taxes.  Gratuities are not included.

Minimum Age:

  • Driver: 16 years old
  • Passenger: 5 years old

Tour Itinerary Changes:  At all times the safety of all out guests is our first priority.  For this reason the tour itinerary may be subject to change due to wildlife, snow cover, weather, group abilities or other unforeseen circumstances.  We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

Walk-In Guests:   We try to accommodate walk-in guests but we cannot guarantee last-minute availability of space on any of our tours.  It’s best to call or book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Arrival / Pick-up Time:  If you are travelling by private vehicle, please arrive at our base location at least 30-minutes in advance of the scheduled departure time for your tour to complete registration and obtain required clothing and equipment.  Please be prompt so as not to delay departure of your tour and cause inconvenience to other guests.  If you are booked for a Banff or Canmore  pick-up please be ready to go at the appointed time and let us know if you have any delay or change of plans.

Location:  Our home base of operations is 1 km before Panorama Mountain Village on the Toby Creek Rd.  For detailed  location information, maps and directions please go here.

What is included?:

  • BBQ Lunch (Full day tour) – Vegetarian meals are available upon request.
  • Hot drinks, water & cookies (Half & full day tours)
  • CSA compliant full or open face helmets
  • Snowmobile suit
  • Winter Boots
  • Snowmobile rental
  • Professional, qualified and experienced interpretive guide
  • Fuel & oil
  • BC government levy
  • Trail pass fee

What to bring:

  • Light backpack (optional)
  • Layered clothing – whatever you wear for skiing or snowboarding is generally suitable – we provide snowmobile suit if needed.
  • Goggles (can be purchased at our office if required)
  • Winter Gloves (can be purchased at our office if required)
  • Camera (recommended)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Personal daily medications (if required) – please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

Safety:  For your safety and that of your fellow guests please listen to and follow the advice of your guide at all times.

Cellphones:  We do have cellphone coverage at points along the trail and at the cabin.  We ask that for the experience and enjoyment of all guests, please keep cellphone use to a minimum during the tour.  You are of course welcome to use the camera function often however if you are a driver, please do not attempt to drive your snowmobile and use your camera or phone at the same time.

Smoking:  We respectfully request that you do not smoke while wearing one of our helmets – please remove the helmet to smoke.  Please also ensure all cigarette butts are discarded safely in the fireplace at the cabin or in an appropriate receptacle.

Insurance: 

  • We offer an optional insurance package to cover minor damages to a machine.  The cost is $20.00 per machine, which provides you with $350.00 coverage for any accidental damages.  This insurance option is offered to protect the driver from the cost of minor scrapes, dents and breakages. 
  • We have partnered with Lifestyle Financial Services to offer an optional trip cancellation and medical insurance package for our guests.

Security Deposit:  A security deposit by signed credit card slip  or $1200.00  cash is required for each machine.  The credit card slip is destroyed or security deposit is fully refundable upon return of an undamaged machine.  Please note that we do not charge your credit card for the deposit but hold the signed imprint for security.

Liability Waivers:  A  standard waiver and release of liability is required for all participants.  A parent or guardian must complete  a liability release for persons under 19 years of age.

Payment and Cancellation Policy:  Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your place.  We require 48 hrs notice of cancellation for refund.  Late cancellations are subject to 100% cancellation fee.  Groups of 10 or more must give 14 days notice or are subject to full payment for no shows.  Our cancellation deadlines are applied to enable us to schedule guides and machines.

Backpacks & Camera Bags:  Your snowmobile can accommodate small backpacks and camera bags.  We are happy to provide  straps and bungees to secure your bag to the carrier.  Alternatively you or your passenger can wear a backpack while riding.  Please ensure all zips, straps and flaps are secured when your snowmobile is in motion.

Photography:  We make many stops to take in the view.  You are welcome to bring your camera and use it often to record your snowmobile adventure.  Please do not hesitate to ask your guide to take group or family photos – we are happy to oblige.  We also love to see your photos so please don’t hesitate to post them on our Facebook page.

Optional Collision Insurance: We offer an optional collision insurance for $20.00 that gives you coverage up to $350.00 in case you damage your snowmobile.  This “peace of mind” option covers most minor incidental damages that occasionally occur.

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  • Mountain sized snack
  • Helmet, boots, snowmobile suit
  • Riding instruction & practice time
  • Free riding play-time
  • Free Snowmobile Upgrade to 65hp
  • High Performance Upgrade 600 cc - 120hp $50.00
  • High Performance Upgrade 800 cc - 165hp $100.00
  • Free Canmore/ Banff hotel pick-up & return
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