What You'll Get
Today's side deal gives you and your Valentine a 3-mile-wide playground to play in and some of the most spectacular views in the county. For $89, you get a two-hour backcountry snowmobile tour for two from Backcountry Snowmobile Tours (a $155 value). You and your tour buddy will also receive snowmobile boots, suits, and helmets, transportation from Silverthorne, and homemade cookies and coffee or cocoa in front of the lodge's fireplace afterwards.
You and your snowfriend will have a choice of three tours: the 4:30 sunset tour (offered seven days a week) and the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. tours (Tuesdays and Wednesdays). Whichever one you pick, a First Aid–certified guide will lead you down adventurous, ungroomed trails and treat you to awe-inspiring views of seven different mountain ranges. The low guest-to-guide ratio (typically 5:1) ensures that you won't get lost and have to fall back on the tauntaun-gutting survival skills you learned from watching Discovery Channel.
Beyond the sickeningly cutesy couples, a backcountry snowmobile tour is a perfect family outing, too. Children 14 and older can drive a snowmobile without a permit, while children 8 and younger ride for free.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 12, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 total per person for self or gifts. Reservation required, based on availability. Only valid for aforementioned tour. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.