The Chugach Mountains. Photo: Alaskan Dude / CC
Cruises around Alaska seem to be all the rage these days, but keeping to the coast deprives you of some of the state's best sights. The Deep Snow in Valdez expedition, run by Alaska Snow Safaris, will take you deep into the Chugach Mountains.
Get ready to see wildlife including wolverines, eagles and moose, and don't expect to come across snowmobile tracks; these tours are all about going off the beaten path.
Back in the continental United States, you can head just about anywhere in Maine for great snowmobiling. The state offers more than 14,500 miles of interconnected trails and 292 snowmobile clubs.
To see some great riding and test your own skills, head to the annual International Snowmobile Festival in Madawaska, on the Canadian border, for three days of snowcross races, moonlight riding and great trails.