Paradise Basin

Our most popular tour | This memorable adventure is suitable for all ability levels - first timers welcome!

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Tour Includes:

  • Suitable for beginner to advanced riders
  • Free Riding Time to explore Paradise Basin
  • Top of the mountain high alpine experience
  • Professional, experienced and knowledgeable guide
  • Full safety briefing, instruction and practice laps
  • Snacks, hot drinks and sumptuous BBQ lunch at 8,000ft
  • Quality helmets
  • 65 hp 2-person touring snowmobile with hand-warmers
  • Upgrade to Summit 900 90 hp $100
  • Upgrade to Summit 850 150 hp $200
  • Come dressed in outdoor winter clothing, including gloves. We supply your helmet and boots. Cozy FXR snowmobile suits are available if needed - a rental charge applies due to an additional COVID cleaning protocol
Our Paradise Basin tour is our most complete snowmobile experience - including a mountain-sized BBQ lunch at our alpine cabin and the opportunity for free "playtime" in our open powder bowl! Enjoy a breathtaking scenic trail ride to the alpine, where you will have the chance to visit a hidden, frozen waterfall and experience the remnants of an early 1900s Silver Mine. This is the premier snowmobile tour of the west!

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Arrival Duration Book
9:00 am Regular Season3.5-4 HoursBook This Time


  • Professional, experienced and knowledgeable guide
  • Time to explore "Free Ride" on your own in Paradise Basin plus hours of guided trail riding and snowmobiling fun
  • Visit the remnants of an early 1900s Silver Mining Town
  • Plenty of wildlife, scenic trails, a spectacular icefall walk
  • Mountain sized lunch in our cozy Alpine Cabin with fireplace
  • Daily Groomed Trails
  • Incredible scenic views overlooking the Purcell Mountains, Panorama Mtn. Resort, Columbia Valley, Toby Creek Valley & Canadian Rockies
  • Visit the magical Smith Icefall
  • Come dressed in outdoor winter clothing, including gloves. We supply your helmet and boots. Cozy FXR snowmobile suits are available if needed - a rental charge applies due to an additional COVID cleaning protocol

What To Bring:

  • Come dressed in outdoor winter clothing. Warm winter boots and cozy FXR snowmobile suit available if needed (rental charge applies due to extra COVID cleaning)
  • Light backpack (optional)
  • 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.


Time Activity
Your ArrivalPlease arrive on time to avoid delaying other guests on your tour. After you check in for your tour, you will meet your professional snowmobile guide, who set you up with your helmet and boots. Most of our guests are first-timers, so you will receive a comprehensive safety briefing and instructions on how to ride your snowmobile safely.
Hitting The TrailAfter some practice time at our base area, your guide will lead you up a groomed snowmobile trail through old-growth forest and open slopes for a spectacular view of Panorama Mountain Resort and the surrounding peaks of the lovely Toby Creek Valley.
ParadiseYou will see the remains of an early 1900s silver mine and warm-up beside the fire in our alpine cabin. Enjoy a mountain-sized cookie and a hot drink, and then head out for some free play-time in Paradise Bowl. Your guide will introduce you to the play area and offer riding and safety tips. You will then have an opportunity to free ride and trail basin to explore on your snowmobile within the designated area under the watchful eye of your guide, who will be there to assist you if required.
LunchEnjoy a sumptuous BBQ lunch at our cozy, comfortable alpine cabin while you watch the ravens soar in the breeze.
Return To BaseAs we descend back to the base, you will park your snowmobile beside the trail and follow your guide along a short pathway to the bottom of the frozen Marmot Falls. This is a magical sight of a 100′ frozen pillar of blue ice amidst pillows of soft powder snow on a rock cliff.

Banff’s Best Snowmobile Trip!!

Surround yourself with spectacular snow-covered mountain scenery.

This tour has alpine terrain suitable for all members of the family. No prior experience operating a snowmobile is required. We will provide practice training and outfit you with all the safety gear needed.


Design Your Own Snowmobile Tour To Suit Your Group’s Schedule and Requirements

These snowmobile upgrades are available on this trip (subject to availability)
Select your upgrade when booking online or call us at 1-888-357-4449

Ski-doo Expedition 900cc 4-stroke Touring Snowmobile (2-person)

Ski-doo Summit 850 cc or 600 cc High-Performance Mountain Snowmobile (Driver only)