Alberta's snowmobiling terrain takes you from mountains to foothills to prairies

Alberta snowmobilers descend a forested trail
Whitecourt's impressive trail system has helped earn the community the title of Snowmobile Capital of Alberta. - photo courtesy Mitchell Sharp
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A sledder prepping his machine for the next adventure.

Get set to explore the incredible snowmobiling terrain of this vast and varied province

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Alberta is such a great province for sledding because of its variety of terrain. You can ride in the mountains, enjoy nice prairie scenery or you can explore the forests in the northern part of Alberta—yes, snowmobiling in Alberta is truly an awesome experience. Active clubs throughout the province keep trails and amenities in tip-top shape. Check out our Alberta landing page for information on sled dealerships, destinations, snowmobiling trails, snowmobile-friendly accommodations, local snowmobiling clubs and more.

Ken Linford is 2014 Alberta Outstanding Snowmobiler of the Year

The ASA held its annual excellence awards ceremony on October 18, 2014, and the award for Outstanding Snowmobiler of the Year for 2014 went to Ken Linford of the Whitecourt Trailblazers.
October 2014 | Kirsten Armleder
Two snowmobilers flipping through the air.

Preparing for an invasion

The excitement is growing as the Whitecourt Trailblazers in Whitecourt, Alberta, prepare for the club’s World Snowmobile Invasion (WSI).
October 2014 | Kirsten Armleder
Levi LeValle holding up a gold medal from the Winter X Games.

Levi LaVallee confirmed for Freestyle Event in Whitecourt

The Whitecourt Trailblazers has confirmed that seven-time Winter X Games gold medallist Levi LaVallee will be performing at the club’s World Snowmobile Invasion (WSI) Freestyle Event in February 2015.
October 2014 | Kirsten Armleder

Win tickets to the WSI Snowmobile Freestyle

SnoRiders is giving away tickets to the snowmobile freestyle event at the World Snowmobile Invasion in Whitecourt, Alberta.
October 2014 | Kirsten Armleder
A snowmobiler travels down a groomed trail in the St. Paul region of Alberta.

A lot of miles to be made

Jerry Bidulock of St. Paul, Alberta, has ridden snowmobiles all over Canada, but finds the riding at home offers something for everyone.
October 2014 | Kristen Mitchell
Heather White on her sled overlooking a vista of mountains peaking through the cloud cover.

Fort McMurray, a mecca for backcountry fun and adventure

It is not uncommon to put 2,000 miles (3,219 kilometres) on your snowmobile in Fort McMurray, never touching the same ungroomed trail twice.
October 2014 | Trish Drinkle
Members of the band Dreams, Tribute to Fleetwood Mac.

Three more bands confirmed for World Snowmobile Invasion

The Boom Chucka Boys; Arrival—the Official ABBA Tribute Band; and Dreams—a Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band—will be playing at the World Snowmobile Invasion.
September 2014 | Kirsten Armleder
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