Beat snow, shred ice

Web Lead

  • Jun. 10, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Snowmobiling has a large ridership base in the East Kootenay.

On the weekends, you will see a lot of trucks, loaded with sleds, heading out into the bush. Like with any other motorized vehicle, remember to ride responsibly and safely. Riding in the snow can be fun, but there are special challenges that you should be aware of before you head out.

Never ride impaired and make sure you know about any potential avalanche risks. Ask a professional guide for assistance if you are not sure what to do. There are hundreds of trails and you can ask the local clubs or guides for the ones that are most suited to your tastes and riding abilities.