Kootenay Snowshoeing & Fat Bike Tours

Fat Bike and Snowshoe Tours for all ages and experiences!

Kootenay Snowshoeing and Fat Bike Tours have been sharing our passion for the outdoors since 2007.  Join us for our adventure tours and introduction clinics for people of all experience from beginners, all ages, and fitness to get offpiste and into the Rossland Winter Wonderland.  Our professional guides and instructors know all the best trails and secret snow stashes and will take you places you will not discover on your own.  They will provide a safe and informative environment for you to enjoy your winter adventure, learn more about snowshoeing and/or fat biking as well as snow science, local history and simple navigation skills. Fun for all; first timers to experts will love our wilderness adventures.

Since 2007 Kootenay Snowshoeing and Fat Bike Tours have been offering tours and adventures year round in the Kootenays. Fat bikers are in great hands with our professional mountain bike guides who will show you the ropes of this fun new sport.  Our coaches are available for lessons for those that want to improve their biking skills both on the snow and dirt.

Our snowshoe guides have been exploring the area around Rossland and beyond, finding new trails and great snow for 9 years.  We will get you the best quality snow so you can experience the magic of snowshoeing and being out in the wilderness.  You will leave with increased confidence and new skills, a passion for the outdoors, a big smile and great memories to share.  Join us today for an experience that will make your trip to Red an unforgettable one.

You can email or call us at 778-457-5001 to speak with a Get Lost Adventure Centre representative about booking your next adventure! Or feel free to stop by in person – located next to the magic carpet and the base lodge.

Snowshoe Tours

Beginner to Expert Snowshoers – Moderate Fitness is Required!
January 22nd 2017 | 5.5hrs
Adults $54 | Under 18 yrs $44
Ages 12 yrs and up

Great day trip for the family. Join Kootenay Snowshoe & Fat Bike tours for a fun day up in the mountains. With enjoyable routes for all levels our guide will show you how to access our winter playground and give you a short snow science lesson. Find out the depth of the snow, see a snowflake under a microscope and check out the layers that build over the season.

This is a three hour tour and includes stopping for lunch at the lakeside cabin. Your guide will bring the snacks – you bring a sandwich to toast on the cabin fire – ensure your lunch it is wrapped in tinfoil so we can toast it for you.

Join us for a great day out in the backcountry on your shoes!

Saturday 7th January 2017
3.5hrs | 10am-1:30pm | $44 + gstSaturday 28th January 2017
3.5hrs | 10am – 1:30pm | $44 +gstSaturday 18th February 2017
3.5hrs | 10am – 1:30pm | $44 +gstSaturday 4th March 2017
4hrs | 10am – 2pm | $54 +gst

Sunday 19th March 2017
3.5hrs | 10am – 1:30pm | $44 +gst

Anyone with a moderate level of fitness will love these adventures. No Experience? No Problem – Snowshoeing is a safe way to walk through the snow – if you can walk you can snowshoe! We will head out to Nancy Green Summit and explore before returning to the real world.

Includes: Transport from Kootenay Gateway, snowshoe lesson, guided snowshoe & on trail snacks.

Days on Request.
3.5hrs | 6 – 9:30pm | $64 +tax for Fondue Tour

This 3 hour tour includes a trip to our exclusive back country cabin with fondue and hot chocolate upon arrival (cheese or chocolate).

Daily (when the ski hill is open)
2hrs | 1 – 3pm | $34 +tax
Minimum of 2 people. Or additional charge for just one person.
Thursday Nights | January 4th – February 22nd
2hrs | 6 – 8pm | $39 + snowshoes rentals $11 tax
Includes bonfire, hot chocolate and headlamp.

*Custom dates and times are available for groups of 4 or more. Snowshoe loop and other trails depending on snow conditions. Includes snowshoe lesson & guided snowshoe tour around Red Resort.

Fat Biking Tours

Daily (when the ski hill is open)
2hrs | 9:30 – 11:30am | $39 +tax
Minimum of 2 people. Or additional charge for just one person.
Thursday Nights | January 4th – February 22nd
2hrs | 6 – 8pm | $44 + bike rentals from $23
Includes bonfire, hot chocolate and headlamp.

Trails may include: Caldera, Moes, Larry’s, Drifter, Eddie J’s.
*Minimum of 2 people. Or additional charge for just one person.
*Custom dates and times are available for groups of 4 or more.

What footwear is best to wear for snowshoeing/fat biking?
Insulated winter walking footwear is the best option.

Where will we go for our tours?
Our mountain bike guides will take you on the fun local trails in the area. For snowshoeing, our guides will show you our secret, untracked trails hidden within the resort!

What is the minimum and maximum size of the tour groups?
The minimum and maximum number of people varies for each tour offered. Please call one of our reservation agents to inquire about a specific tour.

What experience/fitness level do I need to have?
These tours are great as an introduction to snowshoeing or fat biking, so no level of experience is necessary. Fat bikers must have some experience riding a regular bike. A basic level of fitness is recommended, however the tours are customizable to your groups ability. For those wanting to try fat biking with little to no experience biking learn to bike clinics & lessons are available.

Where do the tours leave from?
All tours depart from the Get Lost centre at Red Mountain Resort.

Are the tours condition/weather dependent?
Our tours will run in nearly all weather, but may be cancelled due to very extreme conditions. Generally speaking, if Red Resort is open, our tours will run. In certain cases it may be necessary to reschedule a tour due to poor/low/unsafe snow conditions. Fat bikes are not just for snow, so are not affected by variable snow conditions.

What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations made within 48hrs will incur a $10 admin fee. Cancellations within 24 hrs will not receive a refund.

Do I have to wear a helmet for fat biking? Can I wear my ski helmet?
Yes, BC law requires that people on bicycles wear helmets.
Yes, please wear your ski or snowboard helmet if you have one to keep your head warm and safe. Otherwise a bike helmet will be provided.

Where can I rent snowshoes and fat bikes?
You can rent fat bikes from the Get Lost centre and snowshoes from the Red Mountain Rentals shop.

Will I need ski poles for snow shoeing?
Yes as a safety precaution we recommend that you use poles. Poles help with balance in very rugged terrain or loose/deep snow, help provide some propulsion on steep uphills and can help you get up on your feet if you fall.

Will I need protective eyewear for either tour?
It is strongly advised to wear tinted eyewear to protect your eyes from snow glare, especially on blue bird days.


Questions? No problem! Simply email us here or call us at 778-457-5001 to speak with a Get Lost Adventure Centre representative.