Backcountry Guiding

Backcountry Snowmobile Tours

This is not your normal trailride. This is true backcountry off trail snowmobile riding paradise!

HIMALAYA Experience Center, in partnership with Lincoln County Customs, is offering guided backcountry snowmobile rides throughout the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Greys River District. Each ride is catered to the individuals in the group, women and men, novice to experienced. These rides will be primarily off-trail and backcountry.

HIMALAY & LCC have the most experienced guides in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Having grown up riding in the area, they have a vast knowledge of the terrain.

Along with taking you to some of the most challenging and outstanding terrain, our guides can help you improve your riding techniques and provide you with advice that will allow you to become a more confident rider.

Improve your riding skills, challenge yourself, and have fun with friends exploring the Wyoming backcountry. Call HIMALAYA today for details 307-654-6637.

Rides will last approximately 6 hours long and will include:

  • a service inspection of your sled the night before, if needed.
  • 8 a.m. Start: 1 hr meeting – avalanche report, skill level evaluation and terrain explanation.
  • 9:00 a.m. departure into the backcountry

What to Bring

An avalanche beacon, backpack, shovel and probe. If you do not own these items, let us know ahead of time and we may be able to provide a rental. They are also available for purchase.

2 pairs of gloves, good socks, long underwear, snow boots, waterproof pants and jacket, helmet, goggles and balaclava. Cahartts or jeans are not recommended because they are not waterproof.

Bring a lunch/snacks if you like, WATER is mandatory.

Reservations are Required

All of our guides are Avalanche 1 and First Aid certified. Discounted hotel rooms available when you book your ride with HIMALAYA at the Flying Saddle Resort in Alpine. We are the local FLY Racing dealer – riding gear and casual wear are available.

Ask us about overnight trips out the BOX Y Lodge!

Experience one of the BEST snowmobile areas in the world. Call HIMALAYA today 307-654-6637 to book your reservation, space is limited.

Backcountry Guide Rates

(1 person) $300 per person
(2-3 people) $225 per person
(4-6 people) $200 per person
(7-10 people) $180 per person

Book 2 days and experience different terrain both days.
A credit card is required to hold the reservation. A 50% non-refundable deposit is deducted from your card at the time of the reservation. If you need to cancel 7 days prior to reservation, you are encouraged to re-book. Any cancellations after that time, or arriving late for check in, will result in a charge for the full amount of your reservation balance. Must be 16 or older.

A signed liability agreement is required prior to the ride.

The Experience

Get ready for off the richter. Because this will be unlike any snowmobiling day you have had in the past. This is out there.

“Richard was great fun.

We are an older couple, but he took us on a ride of a lifetime.”

Completely new terrain than what we are used to.

We are from the midwest and haven’t had this much fun – ever.

We come out every year

And we look forward to it every time.

We were a group of 10

And there was enough powder for all. And they were able to find us the right terrain for everyone in the group.

A great day out!

We went to the top of the bowl and all we could see was mountain tops.

Troy Johnson

Master Mechanic and All around “Good Guy”. Troy has over 30 years in the motorsports industry. Troy has been exploring and developing his own riding skills in the Bridger-Teton National Forest backcountry for the last 20 years. Along the way he has enjoyed helping others perfect their own riding.

“After 15 years of trying to obtain a backcountry permit my dream of guiding people into the beautiful Wyoming backcountry has finally come true. I am looking forward to challenging myself and others while having a great time.” – Troy

Richard Merritt

Richard grew up in Star Valley Wyoming hunting and camping in the same mountain range that he is backcountry riding and guiding in. Richard served in The US. Army for 10 years as a mechanic and combat medic serving 2 tours in Iraq. When he got out of the Army he moved back to Star Valley to live out one of his dreams which is to snowmobile as much as possible during the winters.

“For the past 2 years Troy Johnson, Greg Dana, Chad Jorgensen and my brother Randall have helped me become a better mechanic and snowmobile rider and now I am ready to share that knowledge with others.” – Richard

Kayden Weeks

Kayden is growing up in Alpine Wyoming. Grandson of Troy, Kayden is following in Troy’s footsteps. He lives to ride and race! When he isn’t having to go to school (which he is doesn’t really enjoy), he is usually seen being outfitted in the latest race ready gear by his grandma Cari or hanging out at the HIMALAYA Experience Center! Kayden’s backcountry experience is in the deep dark parking lot behind the shop.

“Come on down… and I’ll race you around the shop, try not to cry when you loose!” – Kayden

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