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Snowmobiling Canada!

by Sarah4. March 2012 13:14

Since arriving in Canada and spending the majority of my time at winter destinations, it seems that almost every local has a snow mobile or “sled”. In New Zealand they are practically non-existent; mainly because it's not common to own one and also there are fewer areas to take them. So having the opportunity to go out on one... I couldn't say no!



We meet our guide Colin outside the Adventure Centre and headed off to the where the sleds were waiting for us. We were all prepared, but they have all the equipment necessary in case you forget anything. A quick run through and we were off, heading up past P6 and over a couple of alpine trails we got onto the snowmobile tracks and headed off into the backcountry.  

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Winding our way up the hill we got to a wide open flat section where we could really test the power and sped of our sleds. It had snowed about 15cm the day before so the conditions were perfect for snowmobiling.  

There are two tours available; a two hour and a four hour. We were on the two hour tour and you cover a large area around the resort. The difference with the four hour tour is you head out a lot further and you're at a lower altitude, allowing for a better chance to see some wildlife i.e. moose, deer, etc.

Every now and then as we made our way around the scenic trails, we would come into big powder fields which we could play in and “go hard!” We went past both Morrisey and McGillivray Lake as we started the return journey home via a quick stop at an igloo the guides had built this season.

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It was an awesome experience and another huge highlight to my Canadian adventure! I might have to make the investment and buy myself a sled now!

Check out the video below of my Sun Peaks snowmobile adventure and click on the link for information on snowmobiling in Canada tours.



Hayden

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