Snowmobiling (Don Weixl photo)
Sicamous is known for excellent snowmobiling, with four different trail systems within 29km/18mi of town.
In fact, the area has received many top honours at SnoRiders Magazine's "SnoRiders West Riders' Choice Awards," including "Favourite Area for Family Snowmobiling," "Favourite Groomed Trail-Riding," and "Favourite Overall Snowmobiling Area" in British Columbia.
Ride with the entire family on easy groomed trails, or challenge deep powder bowls and serious climbs. Snowfall in the Monashee Mountains makes for reliable sledding on good powder from November to May, with the season extending even longer at high elevations. Some trails are in remote wilderness areas and pose a definite avalanche risk.
Owlhead and Mara Mountain
With the trailhead about 1km/0.6mi off the Trans-Canada Highway, just east of Sicamous' village centre, Owlhead/Mara Mountain is popular snowmobiling location, offering sledding options for all skill levels along with some great views.