Snowshoe Tours

Experience the beauty of Crystal Mountain on foot! Let our guides take you to explore the secret side of this amazing mountain and off the beaten path. This is a great activity for families and for guests who don’t ski or snowboard, or for those that want a little extra exercise! This year there are two options to choose from, a Guided Saturday Snowshoe Tour & Dinner or a Guided Snowshoe Tour & Dinner with a Tasting. Please read below for details.

Saturday Guided Snowshoe Tour & Dinner – *Online registration coming soon*

Experience the beauty of Crystal Mountain on foot!

Snowshoe Tours offered December – March

Let our guides take you off the beaten path to explore the secret side of this amazing mountain. This is a great activity for families and guests who don’t ski or snowboard but still enjoy the outdoors and getting a little exercise. Join us for a snowshoe tour through Crystal Mountain’s beautiful alpine wilderness.

We begin our 2+ hour tour by taking a scenic ride up the Gold Hills chairlift where we start our tour through the majestic alpine forest into the Bullion Basin area. As we wind through the alpine we take a few minutes to take in the beautiful views and fuel up with some snacks and water. Once back in the base area, we make our way to the Bullwheel Restaurant and Bar for a family-style dinner.

Family-Style Dinner in the Bullwheel
Relax and enjoy a warm meal and a beverage of your choice after a fun afternoon exploring the surrounding alpine of Crystal Mountain.

Suggested Gear
Boots that fit well and offer good ankle support, goggles, gloves, a winter hat, coat, snow pants & headlamp (optional). Creature Comforts if you have them: backpack, gaiters and balaclava.  Note: All gear subject to Guides Approval. 

 Price
The cost is $65 and includes complimentary chairlift ride on Gold Hills, snowshoe and pole rental, guided tour and group dinner at the Bullwheel Restaurant.  Food service tax and gratuity included.  Alcoholic beverages not included but they are available for purchase.

*Chairlift and tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. An alternate route or cancellation of the tour may result depending on weather.

Reservations

Reservations are available through our online registration. Maximum size is 30 guests. 

*The minimum age is 11 and guests under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

*Chairlift and tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. An alternate route or cancellation of the tour may result depending on weather. 

*All cancellations must be made within 48 hours of scheduled Dinner Tour.

 

Snowshoe & Sip Events

Spend an afternoon in the snow with friends & enjoy a tasting by a local brewery and/or winery after your hike!

Dates:

December 22nd, 2017: Snowshoe & Sip with Pyramid Brewing Company

January 25th, 2018: Snowshoe & Sip with Sierra Nevada

February 15th, 2018: Snowshoe & Sip with Schilling Cider

March 8th, 2018: Snowshoe & Sip with 14 Hands Winery

Schedule: 

3:00p.m. Meet your snowshoe guide in the Rental Shop to get geared up.

3:30p.m. Head out for a walk in the snow

5:00p.m. Return gear to rental shop and head to the Bullwheel Restaurant and Bar

5:30p.m. Tasting and dinner in the Bullwheel Restaurant 

NEW this season is our Snowshoe & Sip Series featuring four different breweries/wineries. Each Snowshoe & Sip event will allow you to explore the beauty of Crystal Mountain and the Cascade Mountains on snowshoes with one of our expert guides before dinning and tasting three to four different samples from the respective company. This is a great way to get the girls together for an evening in the snow or a great way to spend time with your loved ones.

We begin our 2+ hour tour by taking a scenic ride up the Gold Hills chairlift where we start our tour through the majestic alpine forest into the Bullion Basin area. As we wind through the alpine we take a few minutes to take in the beautiful views and fuel up with some snacks and water. Once back in the base area, we make our way to the Bullwheel Restaurant and Bar for a family-style dinner and tasting! You must be 21 or older to participate in the tasting, however you can still attend dinner if you are not over 21 years old.

Family-Style Dinner in the Bullwheel
Relax and enjoy a warm meal and a beverage of your choice after a fun afternoon exploring the surrounding alpine of Crystal Mountain.

Special Tastings

Each of the Snowshoe & Sip events with feature either Pyramid Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada, Schilling Cider or 14 Hands Winery this season. At each tasting you will get a complimentary tasting of three to four different beers/ciders/wines from the respective company. Additional pints or glasses will be available for purchase at the Bullwheel Bar.

Suggested Gear
Boots that fit well and offer good ankle support, goggles, gloves, a winter hat, coat, snow pants & headlamp (optional). Creature Comforts if you have them: backpack, gaiters and balaclava.  Note: All gear subject to Guides Approval. 

 Price
The cost for the Snowshoe & Sip event is $85 and includes complimentary chairlift ride on Gold Hills, snowshoe and pole rental, guided tour, group dinner at the Bullwheel Restaurant and the tasting.  Food service tax and gratuity included.  Additional alcoholic beverages not included but they are available for purchase at the Bullwheel Bar.

The cost for the Dinner & Tasting only is $50. Food service tax and gratuity included.  Additional alcoholic beverages not included but they are available for purchase at the Bullwheel Bar.

*Chairlift and tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. An alternate route or cancellation of the tour may result depending on weather.

*Must not be 21 or older to participate, although if guests are not 21 or older, they can not partake in the tasting. There is no discount for not participating in the tasting.