Snowmobiling (Don Weixl photo)
Salmon Arm is an excellent base for snowmobiling in the Shuswap region.
Ride with the family or pump some adrenaline. The Shuswap boasts seven different snowmobile areas with wide-open meadows, deep powder bowls and serious climbs.
Snowfall in the Shuswap Highlands and surrounding mountains makes for reliable sledding on good powder from November to May and the season can run as late as June. Expect some steep sections on the trails maintained by regional snowmobile clubs, but generally terrain is quite open with limited avalanche risk.
Fly Hills Snowmobile & Recreation Area
Salmon Arm's own sledding area is amazingly convenient, only 10 minutes west of the city in the Fly Hills Snowmobile and Recreation Area. Ride more than 200km/125mi of trails through forest and subalpine meadows to small mountain lakes, Granite Peak and scenic lookouts with views of Shuswap Lake, the Salmon River Valley and Mount Ida.