Bell  Mountain sunrise by Matthew Wheeler

Designated areas 2021: groomed trail updates

Courtesy Sara Olofsson

We have had a little fresh snow in recent days. Bell Mountain was groomed 17 March 2021 and is still in great shape. Lucille and the Renshaw (much improved) were groomed 21 March 2021.

Some of the best alpine powder sledding in North America is right here! Elevations vary from 3,500’ timber riding to 9,000’ hill climbing.

Access trails to endorsed areas are groomed throughout the riding season. Trail user passes ($25 per day) are required and can be purchased at the trail heads. It is recommended that you carry beacons, shovels, probes and extra gas. Area businesses can provide machine rentals, beacons, back country rescues, repairs, as well as packed lunches, and accommodations, and more!

The EL-JA Grooming trail information line with recorded message is 1-250-569-8871. For the latest updates please call this number or the Robson Valley Visitor Centre toll free at: 1-866-569-3366 between the hours of 9 am-5 pm daily.

Courtesy Sara Olofsson

Scroll down the McBride discussion topics at Snow and for updated snow reports and experiences, and other local information too.

Weather, BC and Alberta roads, and avalanche info.

For more detailed safety information and links, please visit the McBride and District Chamber of Commerce snowmobiling page.

Bell Mountain:
Drive west of McBride 8 km from downtown on Highway 16, turn left on the Bell Mountain forest road, head up 5 km to the trail head and parking lot. 15 km groomed trail to the alpine. An award-winning family riding area ideal for novice to intermediate sledders. Cabin GPS:  53-17-21 N, 120-19-72 W

Mount Lucille:
Trail head is located only 3 km south of McBride off Sansom Road. 13 km groomed trail to the alpine and safety cabin. Mount Lucille offers terrain to satisfy every level of rider from novice to extreme and is usable earlier and later in the season than other areas. Cabin GPS:  53-15-19 N, 120-15-11 W

Mount Renshaw:
An award-winning snowmobiler’s heaven for the more seasoned rider. Trail head is located 21 km by road north of McBride. Drive 2 km east of downtown on Highway 16, turn left onto Mountain View Road, continue 19 km to trail head and parking lot.  30 km of groomed trail to the alpine. Cabin GPS: 53-28-18 N, 119-58-14 W.


Some of the fun at Mt Lucille Cabin

Big Country Snowmobile Club Family Fun Day
on the alpine  at Lucille Cabin, Mt Lucille, held annually on BC Day and Alberta Family weekends in February. Check our calendar as details become available.