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Winter Hospitality Day 2018 Information

It’s that time of year again! Hospitality Day is upon us. At the beginning of every winter season Nova Guides looks forward to sharing our winter experiences with the locals of the Vail Valley and Summit County. This year Hospitality Day will be held on Tuesday, January 23, and we are taking it to the next level! Join us for snowmobling, snow coach rides and complimentary lunch and drinks at McAllister’s Grill. Who is invited? All front of house, guest facing staff of the Vail Valley and Summit County lodges are encouraged to join our hospitality day. These positions include hotel group sales, concierges, front desk staff, DMC staff, and valley hospitality staff. If you have daily interactions with guests, we want you to come and experience our winter activities. We are also extending Hospitality Day to local Vail professionals…

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January 13, 2018

Meet Nova’s Guides – Chapter #1 Tall Paul

We here at Nova Guides strive for excellence both professionally and recreationally, and enjoy working in a positive, fun filled, family atmosphere. We are kicking off this holiday season with a new addition to our Blog, designed to showcase some of our top employees for the incredible people that they are. Because of these amazing individuals, Nova Guides is proud to say that we specialize in bringing the highest hospitality standards of the Vail valley & Summit county to winter and summer outdoor recreation activities. For the inaugural “Guide Bio” we have chosen someone near and dear to our hearts here at Nova. It says on his birth certificate “Paul Nenninger” but for those of you lucky enough to be on a guided snowmobile tour with him you’ll know him as “Tall Paul” and will completely understand why we picked…

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December 26, 2016

Nova Guides is OPEN for the Winter Season!

Winter has finally arrived! Nova Guides is opening snowmobile tours for the winter season! We were super excited to wake up this morning to snowflakes stacking on our trail system and it hasn’t slowed down yet. To start the season, we are offering 2-hour guided snowmobile tours out of our Camp Hale location. Our Camp Hale Lodge sits at a base of 9,200 feet in elevation, the highest of any snowmobile operator in the area! This means we have the first and last snow of the season. All of Nova Guides’ snowmobile tours include complimentary door to door transportation within the Vail Valley, snowsuits, snow boots, and helmets. Please come prepared with your personal goggles, gloves, and a neck gator or scarf. The Morning Camp Hale Snowmobile Tour has an 8:30 am pickup and drops off at 12:30 pm, the Afternoon…

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November 23, 2016

Summer has arrived!

Summer weather is officially here and with the summer solstice being the start of “true” summer and the longest day of the year.  It’s no wonder why the Vail Valley Locals “come for the winter but stay for the summers”. The summers in the Vail Valley are some of the most spectacular in the world, and here at Camp Hale with Nova Guides we breathe in the fresh mountain air, soak in the warm sunshine and relish in the aspen groves and high alpine meadows that the Colorado Rocky Mountains are known for. Nova Guides operates on over 25,000 acres in the White River National Forest and is the home of the original 10th Mountain Division. The men of the 10th, as they are commonly called, trained among these acres in various activities including snowshoeing, shooting and climbing. After being a…

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July 1, 2016

Summer Update: We’re open for business!!!

We are happy to announce that the moment everyone has been waiting for has arrived!  Nova Guides is open for the 2016 summer season with our family fun activities!  We are thrilled to be open and offering a variety of Vail adventures for you and your family! As of today, we are happy to be running our ATV, Side by Side and Jeep Tours in the morning and afternoon. Our Vail ATV tour is a fantastic way to explore Camp Hale and the rich history and views that it offers.  Our trails offer a variety of terrain to explore and can accommodate up to two guests on each 2016 brand new Can-Am ATV.  This tour will pick you up from your Vail Valley Hotel (Avon, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, Edwards, Vail) and bring them to our 6,000 square foot lodge…

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May 27, 2016

Summer 2016 Hospitality Day!!!

The sun is shining, the trees and grass are green and the snow is melting! Spring is here and summer is right around the corner. Here at Nova Guides, we are ramping up for a spectacular summer full of family fun, activities and amazing weddings and groups. We are excited to take this time to host our partners in the community for our annual Nova Guides Hospitality Day. Who is Invited? We invite our front of house partners in the Vail and Summit Valleys including Front Desk, Concierge and Bellman. Sales, marketing and hospitality professionals and other hospitality employees who have direct contact with guests and promote Nova Guides are welcome. What is Hospitality Day? Hospitality days are complimentary days filled with all of the family fun activities that Nova Guides has to offer our Vail, Avon, Beaver Creek, and…

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May 13, 2016

Fish Colorado Trophy Trout on Private Waters

After a fantastic winter in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the snow is melting! In the Vail Valley, this marks the beginning of many exciting changes for those of us who live here and for those visiting. It means vacation for some, outdoor hiking and amazing rivers, bike riding, patio dining, a different type of après and most of all fishing and Vail Valley summer family fun activities. The fish in the rivers and lakes of Colorado are hungry and here at Nova Guides, we couldn’t be more excited for this amazing time of year. As more and more locals and visitors flock to the well-known rivers and streams of Colorado’s High Country, Camp Hale offers a remarkable little known secret, a private, five-acre trout lake, located in the Heart of the Pando Valley. Camp Hale offers fishermen a spectacular variety…

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May 6, 2016

Summer is on the way!

The days are getting longer and this means the end of another fantastic winter season of Snowmobiling, Spring Skiing and Powder Days here are Nova Guides.  But as is the truth of life, when one door closes, another opens and we are looking forward to the day when our fantastic snow pack has melted to reveal the majestic green grasses and wildflowers that are ever prevalent in the Vail Valley and the Rocky Mountains. There are numerous activities to enjoy all of the splendor that summers in the Vail Valley have to offer, including hiking, biking, Jeeps, Vail ATV’s tours and Vail Side by Side tours.  Here at Nova Guides we thank that the best way to view the legendary views of Camp Hale, the Continental Divide and surrounding mountain ranges is to head out of a brand new, state…

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April 19, 2016

Spring is here!

Its March in the Colorado Rockies.  For the Vail Valley locals and visitors alike, this brings to mind several things including spring skiing, concerts, après ski on decks and patios and blue bird days.  What most guests visiting don’t realize is that March is also one of the snowiest months of year.  Yes, you read that correctly, the snowiest month of the year!  Get ready for glorious powder stashes, epic tree runs and spectacular off mountain activities. While open terrain varies from year to year, the current ski season is holding out strong with 99% of Vail’s terrain still open, 100% of Beaver Creek’s terrain open and a whopping fifty five thousand acres available for your Vail snowmobiling pleasure at Camp Hale with Nova Guides.  After receiving more than 4 feet of snow so far in March from Mother Nature,…

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March 23, 2016

Spring Break Snowmobiling!

The days are getting longer, snow continues to fall and the villages of Beaver Creek and Avon are bustling.  Lifts are open later, après is filled with Skiers soaking in sunshine and cocktails on the numerous decks both on and off the mountain, and concerts are in full swing.  Spring has arrived! Vail and Beaver Creek have long been known for their fantastic ski runs, lively villages and luxurious accommodations.  Amazing dining and more activities than one can count or experience on a single trip await guests who visit.   All of this adds up to a once in a lifetime Spring Break Vacation to the Heart of the Rocky Mountains. While many guests who visit our mountains in the spring crave morning to night skiing, there are a multitude of activities that can take you off of the slopes for…

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February 24, 2016