From Sparwood, follow Highway 43 north until the road ends and the wilderness begins. A hidden gem of the East Kootenay, Elkford is a high-altitude Rocky Mountain municipality that calls to the wild at heart and adventurous in spirit. If you love to shred, you’ll love exploring this backyard.
Haul your sled to the trails and BRAAAP! Snowmobile season in Elkford usually runs from November to May and sometimes even longer. Experience the freshest snow, highest mountain passes, lowest valleys and basins that will take your breath away. Conditions range from beginner-friendly trails – suitable for the whole family – to limitless, rugged alpine terrain for advanced sledders.
Depending on the season, Elkford receives between 3-5 metres (10 to 16 feet) of snowpack and offers up to 100 kilometres (60 mi) of groomed snowmobile trails each year. Be advised that avalanche activity in the alpine backcountry is high, and riders are always required to be prepared, monitor current conditions and pack adequate safety gear. You’ll also need to carry your up-to-date permit and plates, as well as a copy of your insurance.
For more information on snowmobiling trails and passes, maps and club membership, use the web link in the right column and here.