McBride has some of the best alpine powder riding in BC, with an average snowfall in excess of ten feet. Riding elevations vary from 3,500' timber riding to 9,000' hill climbing. If you are a beginner, looking for some family fun, an intermediate or experienced rider, we have it all!
There are three designated sledding areas with groomed trails from the parking lots to the riding areas. Trail passes are sold at the trailheads. Vouchers are available at the Info Centre in the train station (11:00am - 4:00pm)
Mechanic, snowmobile parts, rentals and guided tours are just minutes away. Rides to town available on request.
From trails to extreme hill climbing, Lucille offers every type of riding. There's no need to trailer your sled to the trail head, Cougar Den Cabins are located close to the base of Lucille Mountain and you can sled out right from your front door. Head off up the 12.5km groomed trail to the heated cabin. (GPS: 53-15-19 N, 120-15-11 W)
With a 15km groomed access trail to the alpine Bell Mountain offers awesome scenery and family oriented snowmobiling and sightseeing. Access is off Hwy 16, 13km west of McBride. Parking is shared at km 5 with the Yellowhead Ski Club. Snowmobilers please stay to the right on your ride to the alpine. Please respect other recreational users in this multi-use area. A cabin is located at the end of the groomed trail courtesy of the McBride Community Forest (GPS: 53-17-21 N, 120-19-72 W).
Offering the largest mapped out riding area in BC, the Renshaw is only 15 minutes from McBride and 30km up a groomed access trail. It is recommended that you carry beacons, shovels, probes and extra gas in this remote area. Access is via Mountainview Road just east of McBride and the Fraser River bridge then 21 km to the McKale Forest Road - 4WD. (Cabin GPS: 53-28-18 N, 119-58-14 W)