The Great Northern Ultimate Tour

Truly a one-of-a-kind offering!  It’s officially the longest continuous guided tour in Glacier Country! This full day guided tour connects two different forest systems (Flathead National Forest and Stillwater State Forest) for double the scenery!  This tour requires a minimum of 2 sleds, with no double riding or snow chauffeur option.

After checking in and gearing up at our office in Columbia Falls, the journey begins from the Canyon Creek trailhead. As we traverse up the mountain you’ll take in majestic views of the Canadian Rockies, Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park. 

By the time you’ve reached the Summit of Whitefish Mountain Resort on Big Mountain, you’ll have worked up an appetite so we’ll grab a hot lunch and warm up at the Summit House. *2021-22 update- the Summit House is limiting capacity. You may not be able to enter to purchase food/beverage. More info can be found in our FAQ section*

For the second half of the day, we will take in a view at Werner Peak Lookout and then make our way through the Stillwater State Forest with its picturesque vistas of the Flathead Valley and Whitefish Lake.  We’ll conclude our trip at the Olney trailhead just as the sun starts to set . 

The Snow CHauffeur option

What is the snow chauffeur? This add-on is available on many of our guided tours. A non-driving passenger will ride behind a guide on the guide’s sled. The snow chauffeur option is an excellent choice when someone in your group wants to try snowmobiling, but is very nervous or is unable to drive a sled themselves. While other drivers in the group are of course able to add a passenger to their sled, riding behind one of our experienced guides adds an extra sense of security for the novice, nervous, or younger members of your group.

Private Tours

Don’t want to share your snowmobile experience with anyone else? No problem! It doesn’t get any simpler than our flat fee private tours which allow you to book one guide (for up to 6 people) or two guides (up to 12 people). Guarantee that your snowmobile experience will be where you want it, when you want and with who you want it.

Make any of our standard tours private! From the top of Desert Mountain, you’ll have a jaw dropping 360 degree view covering Glacier National Park, Badrock Canyon and the Great Bear Wilderness. From the top of Crane Mountain, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Swan and Mission Mountains as well as Flathead Lake.  Canyon Creek offers panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies, Flathead Valley and Whitefish Lake. 

Custom trips for your Family

Still haven’t found the perfect trip for your family? Surely, we can help you customize the perfect snowmobile tour! The Flathead Valley boasts over 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, with nearly 2,000 miles of U.S.D.A. Forest Service roads that take you into great hill climbing, powder play areas, wildlife viewing and spectacular ridgetop views of Glacier National Park, the Canadian Rockies, the Swan and Mission Mountain Ranges and Flathead Lake.

Snowmobiling is one of the easiest winter activities to learn!  Additionally, our snowmobiles fit a passenger behind the driver. This means that families with kids and teens are able to participate in this thrilling winter sport. Let us help your family make cherished memories to last a lifetime! 

Snowmobile Training Courses and Clinics

Many folks are new the sport of snowmobiling, and it has been many years since they “straddled a sled”.  We offer refresher courses and instruction clinics either as a separate activity or as a part of any of our guided trips.  Be sure to tell our friendly reservation staff your interest in additional instruction, and we would be happy to custom design a program for you and your family or group.

Interpretive Snowmobile Tours

What clearly distinguishes Swan Mountain Snowmobiling from other snowmobile guides and rental shops is our specialized tours oriented around interpreting the astounding surroundings for our guests.   Are you interested in learning more about winter recreation, the special attributes of our area, and stewardship and protection of our precious resources? Ask us about:

  • Trips with a ranger or naturalist
  • Wildlife/Plant/Rock spotting checklists
  • Interpretive “guests” featured on trips

Photos from the Trail