Bell Mountain, located 13 kilometres west of McBride, is one of the most family-friendly riding zones in the area. Watch for signs on the highway, which will lead you to the snowmobile staging area. Parking is shared at Kilometre 5 with the Yellowhead Ski Club, so snowmobilers are asked to be respectful of the shared parking lot and ski club trail.
A well-groomed 12-kilometre trail to the alpine and warm-up shelter provides a quick ride no matter the weather conditions, allowing users of all ages to enjoy the backcountry. Around the cabin you’ll find many meadows and beyond there areas for the more advanced rider, including Big Bell.
Lucille Mountain, with the staging located just minutes from McBride on the Lucille Mountain Forest Service Road. A warm-up cabin, located 12 kilometres up the groomed trail, allowing for alpine access. This is a great mountain that offers family to expert riding, treed areas to open bowls.
Access to riding areas and bowls can be gained from the groomed trail, which is great when riders are wanting to transition gradually from simple to more challenging terrain. A marked trail dubbed ‘the Granny Trail’ provides access to the bowl, allowing easy access both in and out.
Renshaw boasts to be the largest riding area in all of BC, providing exceptional backcountry snowmobiling opportunities for the hardy beginner to the pure extremists. Head east out of town across the Fraser River, then turn left on Mountain View Road, approximately 21 kilometres in you’ll find a staging area with ample parking.
A 30 kilometre trip on a groomed trail will lead you to alpine and the Renshaw cabin. Around the cabin is moderate terrain, but as you explore further you’ll find more technical terrain for advanced riders. There are so many hidden gems within this ride zone, it is advised to be prepared and use safety precautions.