Snowmobiling East Kootenay

Snowmobiling began its rise to fame in in the second half of the 20th century and hasn’t slowed down since. “Recreational snowmobiling”, whose riders are called snowmobilers or sledders, is known by many names, but it doesn’t really matter what you call it, the sport has never been so popular.

Here in the mountains of East Kootenay there are dozens, maybe hundreds, of places where riders can experience majestic wilderness vistas on a snowmobile. There are trails that are especially groomed for sleds, some great for beginners, others more challenging for thrill seekers. There are remote areas where snowmobiles can carve new tracks into virgin snow. Whatever your passion, once you’re hooked there’s no going back.

Snowmobiling in the high country
Photo by White N Wild Snowmobile Tours, Golden

Here are some great places to explore in East Kootenay:

Fernie
Cranbrook
Kimberley
Central Columbia Valley
Golden
Snowmobiling in the backcountry
Photo by White N Wild Snowmobile Tours, Golden

These suggestions will hopefully get you started planning your next winter sledding adventure in East Kootenay, but it’s only a start. Do your own investigating in advance and learn everything you can about the area that you choose so you’ll be prepared to have a safe and memorable adventure. Happy trails!

(Feature photo by White N Wild Snowmobile Tours, Golden)

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