Modern sleds like our Ski-Doo Summits, can take 3-4 people each depending on the location. Usually we ride 2 and tow 2 and make a “base camp.” From there we take people up 1-2 at a time. The snow conditions and steepness of the climb regulate how many can head to the top.
Packing a trail to the top can be a nice cruise through fresh snow or a test of one’s patience and digging abilities. It takes a while to learn to drive the sleds optimumly for the conditions and not get stuck. Especially while all you can think about is your first run of the day.
A couple of runs up and down the trail - and you are ready to tow up and snowboard down. It’s almost as good as heli-boarding on a good day. You work a little harder for the turns, but deep pow rules. At several locations in Colorado 2500 vertical runs are not uncommon.
Movie production companies and pros use snowmobiles regularly to get the best shots. We used our sleds to get all the shots on these pages and those in “Eye Candy” under “Snowmobile Access.” Several magazines and videos coming out this winter will be highlighting photo shoots from sessions on our sleds last winter.