Step into your boots, strap on your helmet and go. Experience the exhilaration of feeling as though you have the mountains to yourself while you explore wilderness trails and backcountry bowls glistening in freshly fallen dry powder.
Enough Terrain for Everyone
From December to March the Blue River Powder Packers Snowmobile Club maintain and groom over 60 km (37 mi) of snowmobile trails that ribbon Blue River, creating a vast wonderland just right for riding. From the family-friendly unmarked trails in our surrounding mountains, to the endless chutes and tight alpine of Salmon Lakes and steep climbs and bowls to play in, sledders and sledboarders alike have plenty of room to play and explore our breathtaking terrain.
Groundhog Mountain, our staging ground for many snowmobiling adventures, is also home to the Mountain Caribou, a majestic animal that roams between the sub-alpine forests and open alpine range. Help protect this at-risk species by playing responsibly in our mountains. Obey all signs designating trails and out-of-bounds areas and you will reduce your impact on this crucial habitat.
Need to Know
- Groundhog Mountain and Salmon Lakes marked trails are accessed from Finn Creek Road, 22-km (13.7-mi) south of Blue River off the Yellowhead Highway (BC Highway 5)
- A trail pass is required for users sledding the more than 60-km of groomed and marked trails.
- Blue River Sledz offers both guided trips and snowmobile, trailer and avalanche gear rentals
- Bone Creek Wilderness Retreat offers cabin rentals and access to their untracked trails
- Serious winter outdoorsmen can reserve a spot at the Blue River Campground, open by reservation-only in winter
- No previous experience is necessary to snowmobile in Blue River
- Weather conditions can change from moment to moment. Prepare for extremely cold conditions for all snowmobiling excursions. Pack and dress accordingly.
- All snowmobile tours take place in a wilderness environment where there is little or no cell phone connection
- Always check current avalanche conditions before heading into the alpine
- Booths at the Finn Creek and Red Sands parking lots offer information on wildlife closures as well as maps showing the boundaries of sensitive wildlife areas, current weather, and avalanche forecast information