British Columbia Hotshot photo

Nelson is one of the best places to go sledding in the Kootenays, as rider Cody Lumax has discovered.
A man sits on his snowmobile amidst towering mountain peaks filled with snow.

Top 8 places to snowmobile in the Kootenay Rockies

Here’s a list of the top 8 locations to go snowmobiling in B.C.’s Kootenay Rockies

by Kyle Born
Les and Amanda L’Heureux pose on their snowmobiles in Kakwa Provincial Park.
Grande Prairie, AB

Mount Sir Alexander beckons questers from B.C. and Alberta

Les and Amanda L’Heureux volunteer endless hours for the Prince George Snowmobile Club and the BCSF

by Kyle Born
Josh Salzmann smiles in the foreground with snowy mountains in the background.
Creston, BC

Responsible stewardship yields hefty hardware

Josh Salzmann, president of the Kokanee Country Snowmobile Club, has elevated his club by working closely with government

by Kyle Born
Herb Shaede accepts the British Columbia Snowmobile Federation award for Groomer of the Year.
Meet the Rider, Revelstoke, BC

This award-winning groomer has snowmobiled across Canada

Herb Shaede, award-winning groomer for the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club, leaves trails smoother than a billiard tabletop

by Kyle Born
Banner Recreation & Marine’s interior showcases the store’s clothing and accessories.
SledLife, British Columbia

What does a day in the life of a snowmobile dealer look like?

Derek Bannister, owner of Banner Recreation & Marine in Golden, B.C., is a treasure trove of knowledge for aspiring snowmobile dealers

by Kyle Born
Two men use a wheelbarrow to pour concrete in a hole for a new shelter.
Valemount, BC

VARDA knows how to git ’er done in Valemount, B.C.

CCSO Excellence Award for Outstanding Snowmobile Tourism Promotion and Development goes to VARDA

by Kyle Born
Six snowmobilers drive into a snowy valley.
Valemount, BC

G’yarr, matey! Frozen Pirate wins BCSF booty

Curtis Pawliuk, owner of Frozen Pirate Snow Services in Valemount, B.C., teaches award-winning snowmobiling safety courses

by Kyle Born
Mountain trails, lots of snow and interesting terrain—McBride has what snowmobilers seek.
McBride, BC

McBride is home to stellar B.C. sledding

Mountain trails, lots of snow and interesting terrain—McBride has what snowmobilers seek.

by Danielle Cameron
A long row of vintage snowmobiles is lined up in front of a warm-up cabin on a snowy mountain.
McBride, BC

Lucille Mountain has quite the Bung Bung in McBride, B.C.

Matt Elliott, Bung Bung event organizer in McBride, B.C., highlights what to look forward to during this vintage ride

by Kyle Born
A beautiful view of mountains and a lake from behind the handlebars of a dirt bike.
Gear, Revelstoke, BC

When faced with a (Trail)fork in the road, this app knows which route to go

Matt Elliott, trail director for the Revy Riders Dirtbike Club in Revelstoke, B.C., has created a digital trail mapping network on the Trailforks app

by Kyle Born
Shea Long roostin' in the Shoot-Out in the Telkwa Range just outside of Houston. - Photo courtesy Shea Long.
Houston, BC

Ample snow and engaging sledding terrain in Houston, B.C.

The mountains around Houston offer stellar alpine snowmobiling.

by Danielle Cameron
snow in the elk valley and a snowmobiler on the trail
Sparwood, BC

Experience Kootenay sledding in the Elk Valley of B.C.

This snow-laden part of B.C. is a treat for sledders who seek adventurous mountain riding

A group of sledders gather at Tumbler Ridge Town Hall.
Tumbler Ridge, BC

Tumbler Ridge has snowmobile swagger

Last year’s SledTown ShowDown champion, Tumbler Ridge, B.C., is encouraging all comers to sled in its supreme snow

by Kyle Born
Jan DeRepentigny rides her 2017 800 Polaris Pro in the snow.
70 and 100 Mile House, BC

Jan’s Hendrix Experience

Jan DeRepentigny, member of the Interlakes Snowmobile Club near 100 Mile House, B.C., recommends ascending Hendrix Mountain

by Kyle Born
Three snowmobilers pose in a meadow as snow falls around them.
Columbia Valley, BC

Organization leads to trophies for the Windermere Valley Snowmobile Society

Gary Prosser, president of the Windermere Valley Snowmobile Society in Invermere, B.C., has led his club to two distinctive honours

by Kyle Born
Two snowmobilers park their snowmobiles for a picture on Frisby Ridge with Revelstoke in the background.
Revelstoke, BC

Best Trail Ever: Veideman in Revelstoke, B.C.

Teena Rumak, general manager of the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club, recommends sledding on Boulder Mountain and Frisby Ridge

by Kyle Born
Drew and Liane Leger kiss each other while sitting on a snowmobile.
Thompson Okanagan, BC

If ever there was a legit Outstanding Snowmobile Family, it’s the Legers in Lumby, B.C.

Drew and Liane Leger are BCSF Excellence Award winners for Outstanding Snowmobile Family

by Kyle Born
The staff of Toby Creek Adventures pose in front of a cabin with the name of the business on it.
Columbia Valley, BC

Toby Creek Adventures is officially Outstanding

Toby Creek Adventures in Panorama, B.C., is an Excellence Award-winner for Outstanding Promotion and Development of Snowmobiling

by Kyle Born
Meghan Bosecker pulls a wheelie on her green and black 2018 Arctic Cat M8000 Mountain Cat 153”.
Prince George, BC

Diehard sledder Meghan Bosecker has ridden Kermit to BCSF prominence

Meghan Bosecker, president of the Prince George Snowmobile Club, is the BCSF Excellence award winner for Outstanding Snowmobiler

by Kyle Born
A stock photo of a blue Ski-Doo Summit.
Gear, British Columbia

The most popular Ski-Doo snowmobile is . . .

Snowmobile dealers across Western Canada weigh in on their best-selling Ski-Doo and why they’re so popular

by Kyle Born