The snow is stacking up! Why should you hire a guide?

The snow is stacking up! Why should you hire a guide?

When the whole internet is crying about low snow. And while it's true, a great deal of the western United States is at low tide right now, it doesn't mean there aren't areas that it's stacked up and ready to be ridden! Our predictions played out correct and we've found the goods! This is just one reason of many to hire a guide.

Hiring a snowmobile guide can offer several benefits, particularly if you're planning to venture into unfamiliar or challenging terrain. Here are some reasons why hiring a snowmobile guide might be a good idea:

  1. Safety: Guides are trained professionals who are familiar with the local terrain, weather conditions, and potential risks. They can help ensure that your snowmobiling experience is safe by providing guidance on how to navigate through various conditions and avoid potential hazards. All guides at Mountain Slayerz have passed at minimum a PRO1 and are a American Avalanche Association professional member. 

  2. Experience and Knowledge: Guides are typically experienced riders with extensive knowledge of the area. They can take you to the best zones, scenic spots, and areas of interest, enhancing your overall experience. Their local knowledge can also help you discover hidden gems that you might miss on your own.

  3. Skill Development: If you're a beginner or relatively new to snowmobiling, a guide can provide instruction and tips to help you improve your skills. They can offer guidance on proper technique, handling, and safety measures, ensuring that you have a more enjoyable and successful ride.

  4. Access to Amazing Areas: Guides often have the necessary permits and permissions to access these amazing areas, allowing you to explore parts of the landscape that may be off-limits to individual riders.

  5. Emergency Preparedness: Guides are trained to handle emergencies and can provide assistance in case of unexpected situations such as injuries, breakdowns, or getting lost. They often carry communication devices and first aid kits to address any unforeseen challenges. All guides at Mountain Slayerz have at minimum Wilderness First Responder training.

  6. Environmental Stewardship: A responsible snowmobile guide is likely to promote and adhere to ethical and sustainable practices. They can educate you about the local environment, wildlife, and the importance of minimizing your impact on the area.

  7. Group Coordination: If you're riding with a group, a guide can help coordinate and ensure that everyone stays together. They can manage the pace of the ride, address any concerns or difficulties, and maintain group safety.

  8. Time and Energy Efficiency: Planning a snowmobiling trip on your own can be time-consuming. A guide takes care of the logistics, planning routes, and organizing the details, allowing you to focus on enjoying the experience without the stress of managing the details.

In summary, hiring a snowmobile guide can enhance your overall experience by providing safety, expertise, and access to unique locations. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider, a guide can tailor the experience to meet your preferences and ensure a memorable adventure.