Sled Head Heaven Brooks Lake Lodge Has Everything Riders Want in Winter Vacay
Dubois, Wyoming – December 14, 2020 – A world-famous Wyoming winter destination for snow enthusiasts, Brooks Lake Lodge is legendary for its incredible snowmobile scene, and for good reason. Offering the perfect mix of terrain, conditions and scenery, Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa offers expert sled heads as well as novices an exceptional experience, making the lodge a yearly tradition for many couples, friends and families. Averaging 400-600 inches of snow each winter, the remote Brooks Lake Lodge, perched at 9,200 feet in Shoshone National Forest backcountry, has been called a “bucket list destination” for snowmobilers, offering an extraordinary snowy playground with scenery for days, including the Pinnacle Buttes, Brooks Mountain, and Richard's Peak.
Brooks Lake Lodge’s dedicated staff includes an elite roster of snowmobile guides who help riders create lifelong memories in the mountains. Activities Manager and Wyoming native Jeremiah “Skinner” Bell has been a snowmobile guide for over 25 years, the last 16 of them at the lodge where his passion for the sport is as deep as the snow he spends his winters exploring and conquering. A fierce competitor on the snow cross and hill climb circuits, Skinner has earned his reputation as a high-flyer who pushes the boundaries of snowmobiling as a sport. But his favorite part of guiding at Brooks Lake Lodge is helping build the confidence of guests and watching them overcome their fears. Especially rewarding is guiding returning guests year after year, “knowing where they started as a rider and seeing how far they have come,” he says. “It doesn’t get any better!” A two-day sledding trip at the lodge, guided by Skinner, was called “nearly perfect” by SnoWest magazine, who gave him high praise for knowing the area inside out.
Located in Wyoming backcountry so remote it’s accessible only by snowmobile or snowcoach in winter, Brooks Lake Lodge is snowmobiling heaven for riders from novices to experienced sled heads.
Snowmobile guide Kacy Conner’s roots at Brooks Lake Lodge are deep – and romantic: it’s where his parents met and fell in love, where Kacy was born and where he met his own wife – they even married at the lodge – making him a true Brooks Lake legacy. This will be Kacy’s fifth year guiding snowmobiling and he “lives for winter,” having started riding when his parents gifted him a 120cc Polaris at the age of two. Kacy’s favorite part of the job is bringing new clients to ride in the mountains surrounding the beautiful lodge he has been raised on.
The lodge’s third snowmobile guide, Jared Nichols, moved to Wyoming in 2012 after spending time in Hawaii on a Navy destroyer. The first thing he bought upon arrival in the state was a snowmobile, and it was during a trip to Brooks Lake Lodge for their notoriously awesome winter lunch when he fell in love with the area. This will be Jared’s second season guiding at the lodge.
At the end of a long snowy day, the lodge beckons with hearty gourmet dining and down-layered beds.
Aside from staggering amounts of powdery snow, epic riding and great guides, the lodge appeals to the appetites of the sled heads who in a typical year travel from around the world to ride, relax and eat like kings and queens. The culinary team at the lodge offers guests gourmet comfort through its hearty and thoughtful meals, all included in an overnight stay. As American Snowmobiler said of the dining scene, “Each course of every meal was a mouthwatering delight.” And after a day at play in the snow, the lodge’s private cabins with pine beds, down comforters and wood burning stoves provide the ultimate setting for a well-earned night’s sleep.
And while riders can arrive with their own sleds if they wish, Brooks Lake Lodge boasts a new-this-winter fleet that includes four Ski-Doo 850s, five Polaris 850s, two Polaris 800s and four Ski-Doo 600s. Enamored of the stellar snowmobiling scene, Travel + Leisure just recognized Brooks Lake Lodge in its coveted winter issue, encouraging travelers to “power through the powder” on the resort’s more than 2,500 miles of snowy trails.
Overnight winter rates at Brooks Lake Lodge start at $450 per person per night and include all meals and all activities and guides (snowmobile rentals carry a separate fee). For the 2020/21 winter season, which runs December 20, 2020, through March xx, 2021, the lodge is limiting accommodations to a maximum of 18 overnight guests at a time, as the safety of staff and guests is the number-one priority.
About Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa
Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa, a nearly 100-year-old historic guest ranch near Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park, is located one mile from the North American Continental Divide, with views of the Pinnacle Buttes, Austin's Peak and Brooks Mountain. Surrounded by evergreen forests, wildlife and alpine Brooks Lake, the exclusive, all-inclusive Wyoming Rocky Mountain resort offers five-star service, luxury accommodations and gourmet dining. Named a 2019 Best All-Inclusive Resort in the U.S. by MSN Lifestyle, a 2018 Best Lake Resort by National Geographic Traveler magazine, a 2017 Western Landmark and hidden gem by Western Art & Architecture, a U.S. Rocky Mountain Stunning Inn & Lodge by Vacation Idea, a Top 10 Luxury Wildlife Lodge by Money Inc., Where to Go Off the Grid by the Travel Channel, and a Travel + Leisure Great American Lodge. For additional information and reservations visit www.brookslake.com or call 866.213.4022. Follow Brooks Lake Lodge on Facebook and Instagram.
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