Scenic photos of snowmobiling in Saskatchewan

Be sure to bring a camera when you’re snowmobiling in Saskatchewan

by Kirsten Armleder

Snowmobile in the sunset in Saskatchewan.
Snowmobilers in the land of living skies get treated to unique cloud formations, northern lights, and of course, sunsets. Greg Wells took this photo of an incredibly vivid sunset just outside of Leroy, Saskatchewan Greg Wells photo

Well-signed, mapped and completely connected across the province, Saskatchewan’s 10,000-plus kilometres of groomed snowmobile trails are perfect for casual afternoon rides or epic, multi-day trips. The terrain ranges from deep-cut river valleys and rolling aspen parkland to thick, boreal forest. Thanks to over 60 snowmobile clubs, there are also numerous warm-up shelters spread evenly throughout the trail system.

And the scenery? It’s pretty self-explanatory . . .

“Little Bear Lake is a great snowmobiling area near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan,” wrote Trevor Schell when he entered this photo in SnoRiders’ monthly Hotshots contest. From here, snowmobilers can check out the lake or explore the more than 300 kilometres of trails that are carefully tended by members of the Esker Bear Trails Inc. This club’s trail system also joins up with that of the Candle Lake Sno-Drifters and the Twin Lakes Trail Blazers in Nipawin. Trevor Schell photo
Alannah Skot took advantage of an early season snowstorm that hit Northern Saskatchewan on the Thanksgiving weekend in 2016 to capture this photo of Alex Menzies riding his 2013 Arctic Cat near Tyrrell Lake. “We’d just received a huge dump of snow,” she said, “and the riding was incredible.” Skot’s been snowmobiling for about seven years, and her family’s cabin at Denare Beach is the starting point to most of her rides. “There are trails all over,” she said. “There’s a loop riders can do from Denare Beach to Creighton/Flon Flon, Manitoba, and back. That is a good haul.” Alannah Skot photo

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