Foam Lake is a Saskatchewan town that appeals greatly to the snowmobiling crowd. Its terrain is well-maintained as part of the Yorkton Sno-Riders club territory, and there is so much open space to ride in, you will never get bored.
"I like to ride south of Foam Lake when I do ride at home," said Chad Greziuk, avid local snowmobiler. "We search for bush and deep creeks - places where the snow collects in huge drifts, or places where the wind can't get at the snow so it stays soft and nice to ride in. I believe the fishing lake lodge is now open for the winters. I think that's awesome. I try to spend at least a few dollars at places that stay open for sledders and fisherman whenever I'm in the area."
Must-see snowmobiling trails and shelters
Stoney Shelter is the main warm-up cabin in the area, and it comes equipped with automatic lights, a washroom, wood and other supplies. There is even an indoor stove and an outdoor fire ring, enabling people to cook up a meal and relax before getting back out there. There are also two smaller shelters near Foam Lake, termed the Taj Mahal and Ralph's Den.
If you're looking for a place to start, try heading to the trail that begins by Northside Leisure Products and the Husky service station. Conveniently, the trails are groomed all the way into town, so you can ride right from Foam Lake and access the entire winter playground immediately. All the staging areas are located within town limits!
From the aforementioned starting point, cross over Margo Grid and ride down an old road to reach a winding trail (compared to most of Foam Lake's other trails, which tend to be straight and narrow.) This riding zone is exciting for families who love to see wildlife, as it is home to animals such as moose, elk, coyotes, foxes and deer. If you continue to ride north, you can reach the Stoney Shelter.