Adventure through Copper Country over Michigan’s largest mountains all the way to the very tip of Michigan! We will be teaching the TAG Snowmobiling Merit Badge while adventuring from historic Houghton-Hancock to High Rock Bay and experiencing all of the best that the Keweenaw Peninsula has to offer. With hundreds of miles of meticulously maintained snowmobile trails and thousands of acres of accessible backcountry and an average of 270 inches of snow annually, the Keweenaw is a snowmobiler’s dream destination. We will instruct you on how to safely operate a snow machine and have the opportunity to learn riding techniques in the best on and off-trail riding in the Midwest. Adventure Details:
Location: Houghton, Michigan
Date: February 19-21
Booking Fee Options (includes lodging and course materials only)
$315 King-size master Suite w private bath (Available 1)
$285 King bedroom (Available 1)
$250 Queen bed (Available 1)
$215 Twin bed (Available 3)
$200 Pullout sofa-bed (Available 4)
Welcome Dinner at the Lodge
THIS EVENT IS FOR GUILD MEMBERS ONLY:
ALREADY A MEMBER?
Friday, February 19th - 6:00 p.m. Meet in Houghton at our lodge for dinner and orientation
Saturday, February 20th - 7:00 a.m. Snowmobile training and guided adventure
Sunday, February 21st - Non-guided on/off-trail ride (Optional)
Monday February 22nd - 10:00 a.m. Check out
Valid Drivers Licence
In good physical health
Read and sign a "Hold Harmless" agreement
Follow all trail rules and regulations See Michigan Snowmobile Regulations
Bring your own snowmobile
Snowmobile Rental *If you intend to rent, it is your responsibility to check with us and or a rental agency to reserve your machine
Recommended Gear List:
Snowmobile Helmet with heated shield (Rental Available, Must Reserve in Advance)
Snowmobile jacket (Limited Rental Available, Must Reserve in Advance)
Snowmobile bibs or snowmobile suit
Snowmobile appropriate boots (Snowboard boots or well insulated and supported boots)
Base layer shirt and pants
Mid-layer shirt and pants
Quality cold weather socks
Balaclava or face mask (Recommend Klim brand)
*All participants must provide or rent their own snowmobile (and/or) snowmobile riding and safety gear. You need proper apparel. Make sure you dress in layers to be prepared for changing weather conditions which can vary greatly from when you start your trip to when you return. Wind chill factors experienced along with your moving snowmobile must also be managed to prevent potential effects from frostbite and hypothermia. Most importantly, always avoid cotton materials in all your clothing layers since cotton can get wet and freeze and does not wick moisture away from your body, drastically reducing your comfort and safety.
Insurance The Adventureman's Guild does not assume responsibility, directly or indirectly, for any loss, damage, or injury to property or person. We strongly recommend that you take out adequate travel insurance including Medical, Evacuation and Repatriation coverage and that you extend your coverage to include Trip Cancellation. Be sure your travel insurance covers you for exactly what you're doing and exactly where you're going.
Cancellation and Refund Policy Cancellation fees will be applied per person according to the following schedule, based on the date we receive your written notification:
Cancellations initiated by the participant received in writing to The Adventureman's Guild with more than 30 days notice before the event, tour, or training start date will receive their booking fee as a credit to be used towards future events, tour, or training with The Adventureman's Guild. The credit expires 1 year after issued.
Cancellations initiated by the participant received in writing to The Adventureman's Guild with 30 or less days before the event, tour, or training start date will forfeit their deposit or booking fee as a cancellation fee. Any balance payments if applied can be held on file as a credit to be used towards future events, tours, training, and services with The Adventureman's Guild. The credit expires 1 year after issued.
Cancellations initiated by the participant received in writing to The Adventureman's Guild with 15 or less days before the event, tour, or training start date will forfeit their deposit or booking fee and any balance payments as a cancellation fee.
Your reservation is transferable to an existing Member of The Adventureman's Guild up to 5 days prior to the start date of your event, tour, or training. No refunds will be provided for any reason for unused portion of an event, tour, or training once the event, tour, or training begins, including if you leave an event, tour, or training for any reason or have to be removed from an event, tour, or training. The event, tour, or training price is a package cost and refunds and credits are not available for services not used. There are no exceptions to this cancellation and refund policy, including for reasons related to weather, terrorism, civil strife, personal, family or medical emergencies or any other circumstances beyond our control. For this and other reasons, we encourage you to purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance and travel protection (i.e., travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation services). There will be no refunds for tardiness. If you show up late and miss part of your event, tour, or training we will help you in a reasonable way so you might receive the services booked for the remaining duration. The Adventureman's Guild strongly recommends that you take out adequate trip cancellation insurance. The Adventureman's Guild is not responsible for expenses incurred by participants in preparing for an event, tour, or training (eg. nonrefundable advance purchase air tickets, equipment, etc.) or for any additional arrangements pre- or post-departure date. The term applies whether the tour is altered, modified, or canceled by us or by you for any reason. Because the event, tour, or training may be canceled when a minimum number of participants have not signed up, we recommend that you either purchase refundable air tickets or wait until we have confirmed with you prior to the event, tour, or training that we have a sufficient number of participants.
COVID-19 Policy The Adventureman's Guild assumes that any members booking after November 1st, 2020 are aware of the ongoing situation with COVID-19. By booking with The Adventureman's Guild, you acknowledge that there is an inherent financial risk to yourself and to The Adventureman's Guild when making plans during an uncertain time and accept your part of this risk as we do ours. All guides and participants are expected to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their arrival to the event, tour, or training start location. A timestamp by the test administrator will be required for proof. Those unwilling to comply will not be allowed to participate in the event, tour, or training and our Cancellation and Refund Policy will be applied. Most test administrators are offering free testing or are covered by your medical insurance. All participants should bring a supply of face masks or coverings with them sufficient to last the duration of the event, tour, or training. The Adventureman's Guild will not maintain a stock of face masks or cloth facial coverings. Used masks should be replaced with new or laundered coverings each day to maintain effective coverage. We request that our participants respect social distancing and proper mask usage covering the nose and mouth throughout your journey. We ask that participants take care of themselves throughout the event, tour, or training, and monitor their own health. If at any point during the event, tour, or training you feel yourself becoming ill or showing symptoms of illness, we request that you let your guides know as soon as possible so that we may better help you attend to your condition as the situation develops. Please familiarize yourself with the onset symptoms of COVID-19 as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention As always, we recommend that you invest in travel insurance (trip cancellation and/or trip delay coverage). There are policies currently available that cover pandemic-related situations and many credit cards have travel coverages automatically included. We suggest you contact your credit card provider, your travel agent, and/or a travel insurance website for more details.