Now that the season of reindeer-guided sleighs has ended, today’s side deal gives you a 21st-century method of traversing the frozen North that doesn’t involve replacing your feet with cybernetic toboggans. For $60, you get a two-hour snowmobile rental through Northern Extremes ($95). Rentals include a full-face helmet, map, and operating instructions. Self-guided tours start from Northern Extremes’ headquarters in Bartlett, New Hampshire.
Snow-trekkers set out on a journey across 900 miles of beautiful New Hampshire countryside. Along the way, you can tackle postcard-worthy views of Mount Washington. Explorers may also spot local wildlife—including possible sightings of a moose. And not some digitized Big Buck Hunter caricature of a moose, either—a real, live, snorting, foraging, bigger-than-you-ever-expected, majestic moose.
Best of all, you get to do it all from astride one of Northern Extremes’ fleet of fine-tuned, deep-purring 2005 and 2006 Arctic Cat single, double, and touring snowmobiles. Snow trails are groomed regularly, so you’re assured an exciting but safe trip. Northern Extreme allows upgrades to double snowmobiles for a $25 fee, so go ahead and invite along a fellow snow cowboy or Bullwinkle groupie.
Valid Sunday through Friday only. Not valid 1/16/2011 or 2/19/2011 to 2/21/2011.