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Coffee Inclusions:

  • Snow machines
  • Helmets
  • Goggles
  • Snacks and hot beverages

What is not included:

  • Snow pants, boots and jackets. If you do not have appropriate snow gear, you can rent it from Alaska Element at an affordable daily rate.
  • Transportation to/from the tour location. Please contact us for advice on transportation options. Uber/Lyft is not always reliable or available.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: You MUST arrive 30 minutes before your tour time for your safety briefing and gear check.  Failure to arrive on time may result in you not taking your tour and you will not be eligible for a refund.

1 hour Snowmobile Tour
Single Rider (One person per Snowmobile) Single Rider
Couple (Two per Snowmobile) Couple
2 hour Snowmobile Tour
Single Rider (One person per Snowmobile) Single Rider
Couple (Two per Snowmobile) Couple

Enjoy an Adventurous Snowmobile Tour in Fairbanks

Enjoy an adventurous winter activity during your time in Fairbanks. On this snowmobile tour, your guide will lead you through a true winter wonderland so you can explore the frozen rivers, lakes and snow-covered mountains around the Chena Lakes recreation area outside of North Pole.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly, and professional guide
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day

Important Information:

  • You must arrive on time, 30 mins before the start time of your tour for your safety briefing.  
  • Time on Snowmobile: the pure driving time is 60 Minutes (120 minutes for 2 hour option) no matter how long the safety orientation and the instructions takes. (Time will be reduced if arriving late).
  • If you have an odd number in your group, one person must ride as a ‘single rider’.
  • Children under 6 years of age are not permitted.  Children 7 years and above must be able to touch the running boards to ride.  For safety reasons they will not be permitted to ride if they are unable to.
  • There is no transportation to/from the tour location.  Please refer to “directions” on how to get here if you are driving yourself or see below.
  • There is a weight limit of 500lbs per machine.

**If you are 15 minutes late or more for your safety briefing you will be considered a “no-show” and will not be able to take your tour and no refunds will be given. ie. if your tour is at 2:00pm, you need to arrive no later than 1:30pm.**
– If you are late and miss your tour you will not be able to be rescheduled.
– If you need to reschedule you MUST do so 24 hours or more before your tour time.
– Please refer to our cancellation policy for further information.


  • The address of the start location is 3740 Lyle Ave. in North Pole 99705.
  • Direction coming from Fairbanks:
    • Take Highway 2 (Richardson Hwy) exit Dawson Rd/Buzby Rd.
    • Take a left turn and drive under the Hwy 2 bridge.
    • Take a right turn (follow the sign for the Chena Lake Recreation Area) to Misteltoe Drive, which later becomes Laurance Rd.
    • Take a left turn to Nelson Rd. (4th) (last road before the Chena lake recreation area)
    • About a mile down Nelson Rd, take a left turn into Lyle Ave (after Birch Dell Dr.)
    • Our location is on the right hand side, turn into the driveway and after parking, walk up the drive to our office.
    • Please park sensibly so that you leave enough space for other vehicles.
    • Do not take let Google or your GPS take you via Conifer Drive as this road is not a maintained road and you risk getting stuck.  Refer to the directions above.

After arrival, you’ll receive your brief safety orientation and instruction. Get geared up for the winter conditions, then start your snowmobile adventure!

You are able to choose between our:

  • Single rider option: one machine for one person and the
  • Couple option: two people per machine (not available for odd numbers.  In this instance, one must ride as a ‘single rider’).

to drive either the single rider or couple option, the person driving must be over 18 and have a valid driver’s license.

Start with a safety briefing, gear fitting, and an introduction to the snowmobile operation at our office. This will take approximately 30 minutes so it is important to arrive 30 minutes before your tour time.

After this, you will be ready to explore the breathtaking surroundings by snowmobile through a beautiful winter wonderland, crossing frozen lakes and rivers, scenic mountains, endless remote trails, and hopefully see wildlife such as moose, fox, or snowshoe hares. The Chena Lakes Recreation area offers a variety of beautiful and well-maintained trails, lakes, and rivers ensuring an adventure of a lifetime.

After enjoying the drive through Alaska’s frozen back-country by snowmobile, warm up in our cozy waiting area with some hot chocolate, tea, coffee, and snacks.