Snowmobiling (Don Weixl photo)
Chase is an excellent base of operations for snowmobiling.
Snowfall in the highlands both north and south of the village makes for reliable sledding on good powder from November to May. Expect some steep sections on the trails maintained by regional snowmobile clubs, but generally terrain is quite open with limited avalanche risk.
Crowfoot Mountain Snowmobile Trails
Crowfoot Mountain snowmobile trails are located north of Shuswap Lake near Celista, 36km/22mi from Chase. The 28km/17.5m of marked groomed and ungroomed trails on Crowfoot, Monashee, Pukeashun, Lichen and Grizzly (Fowler) mountains offer terrain for intermediate to expert riders and great views of Shuswap Lake.
Sled through subalpine and alpine regions with lots of variety from open meadows to hills and cliffs. Elevations range from 1200m/3937ft to 2250m/7382ft and snow cover averages around 4m/13ft.