About Us - Snowmobile Tours

Owner - Shawn Welder

Early Years

As a teenager Shawn worked at Rio Blanco Ranch, a private working guest ranch, just upriver from Welder Ranch, for his sister and brother-in-law. This gave him the opportunity to start learning about horses, ranching, guest services, and year round activities.

Army Infantry

After six years at Rio Blanco Ranch, Shawn served his county in the Army Infantry and was honorably discharged in 1985.

Back To Colorado

Afterwards, Shawn went right back to horses and outfitting, managing the Ruby Ranch stables in Summit County, CO for the next four years. During the winters, Shawn earned an Associate Degree in Science from the local community college.

Ranch Manager

While still hunting and outfitting every fall at Welder Ranch, in 1989 Shawn got the opportunity to manage a large private ranch that also did ranching, hunting, fishing, and recreation.

After 12 years as a ranch manager, Shawn relocated back to the White River to pursue the family business year round. Shawn has three sons, one of whom helps with the business.


Snowmobiling is a regular necessity in the high country to check on property and shovel deep snow off the buildings. These outings lend themselves to cooperative rides with other winter outfitters and their guests for some spectacular winter fun!

Thus, winter snowmobile services were born. We invite you to join us for this outstanding winter adventure!