Snowmobiling in Squamish BC
Squamish BC is an ideal location for your next snowmobile experience. We are the heart of the Sea to Sky region, offering access to many epic places for snowmobiling from Squamish BC. Only a short drive from Squamish and you can be in the most beautiful back country setting. Our back country terrain is regularly featured in all the big ski snowboard, and snowmobile films.
The sea to sky region is a world renowned snowmobile destination, offering terrain that suits beginners to advanced. The coastal mountains receive a lot of precipitation, this means powder at higher elevations. The snowmobile season starts at the end of November and can last until June if we have had a good snow year. In Spring, it is not unheard of to spend the morning snowmobiling and the golf in the afternoon!
Brohm Ridge is a popular snowmobile destination only 10 minutes from Squamish. This area is the proposed Garibaldi Ski Resort, so get up and enjoy it before that development goes through. On a clear day the views of downtown Squamish and the Howe Sound, are simply stunning.
Enjoy snowmobiling in Squamish this winter with our stay and play packages and explore the different areas, all easily accessible from the Sea to Sky highway.
Check out our Snowmobile rentals and hire a Guide for the day to take you out for an amazing experience for the whole family!
- Beginner to Advanced, but not often groomed be prepared for a bumpy ride in!
- Close to Squamish
- Elevation: Cabin is at 1700m
- Stunning Ocean and Mountain Views
- Trees, Bowls, Open Meadows
This is a great location for those looking for a day trip from Vancouver and to really getaway from it all.
The views from Brohm Ridge are unbeatable, you can see out over Squamish and the Howe Sound making it feel like you are a world away from civilization with a birds eye view of beautiful Squamish BC.
Take the exit off of highway 99 for cat lake and drive up the logging road staying RIGHT when the road splits. Currently the bridge is out of service if you take the left road, we will keep you updated on this.
After unloading your snowmobile the ride up the logging road is the first view point, be sure to stop here for some great shots of the Howe Sound and Squamish in the back ground. Past the first view point is the Black tusk snowmobile cabin. Be sure to pay membership to have use of their massive cabin with a pool table, fire-place and kitchen.
The area around the cabin is great for learning and beginners who want to try out the snowmobile in a gentle slope. For the more experienced, you can head in to the alpine terrain for a fun area to play and explore on your snowmobile.
Brohm Ridge Chalet-
This massive chalet was built in the 1960’s for a planned ski resort on Brohm Ridge. A strong European influence is seen in the building design, and the location at the base of Diamond head is absolutely incredible. The Chalet has become a home base for many back country enthusiasts heading up the ridge to get away from it all. Ski Touring and Snowmobiling in the winter, with dirt biking, ATV and Hiking in the summer enjoying the Brhom Ridge Chalet.
The chalet is currently operated by Black tusk Snowmobile Club and open to members 12 months a year
- Full Kitchen
- Propane Heaters and wood furnaces
- Mens & Womens outhouses
- Stereo system
- Electricity & lighting
- Great for Beginners to Advanced
- Groomed Access Trail
- Short Ride to Endless Alpine
- The Meadows have fun Pillows & Cliffs
Brandywine is a fantastic place to snowmobile close to Squamish BC, the turn off is approximately 30 min North of Squamish BC off of Highway 99. Follow the highway signs for the Olympic Nordic Park turn off on the left, you will need to pay $20.00 for a day membership.
Head up the groomed trail, stopping at the cabin for a quick snack or picnic lunch. If you continue up the trail into the meadows you will find a nice fun area to play and practice hill climbs or do a few quick ski laps. For the more advanced you can access endless alpine and grizzly lake through the S Chute, the Gauntlet or Chocolate Bowl. Chocolate Bowl access is quicker, but is much more dangerous if the avalanche conditions are bad.
Weather you stay in the meadows and play on the cliffs and pillows or head into the alpine, you will have a blast sledding in Brandywine. This is the access that most snowmobile, ski and Snowboard action movies use for their terrain.
- more information coming soon
- Further up the road, past whistler is a snowmobile mecca. Home to the Pemberton Ice Caps, this is a great snowmobile destination worth the drive.
Coast Mountain Weather and Climate
The Coast Mountains surrounding Squamish BC, receive some of the highest precipitation in North America, due to the moist air and storms off of the pacific ocean. Precipitation falls heavier in the winter months from November to April, The best part of this is powder at higher elevations!
The temperature between the lowland coastal areas and the high alpine is usually in opposite, with warmer and mild winters experienced in Squamish, while elevations above the treeline remain below freezing in the winter months. It is important to keep an eye on the freezing level, as this fluctuates frequently across different elevations. Extremely cold temperatures do occur but are rare in the coastal mountains.
Snow Conditions :
The typical snow climate in higher elevations is characterized by frequent snowfalls, and soft deep snow is the norm. All conditions are possible, but we are lucky generally have good to excellent snow conditions in the coast mountains surrounding Squamish BC.
Snowmobile season can start as early as November and Go well into May. Please ride with care and caution. Take an Avalanche Course today.
Avalanches are the biggest danger and risk of back country skiing and snowboarding. Please stay up to date on the current danger levels and stay home if it is high. Anytime you go in the backcountry you are putting yourself in risk of an avalanche, please prepare yourself and take an avalanche safety course, make sure your transceiver is on, you know how to use it and has a fresh battery. Carry a shovel and probe at ALL times. Always remember that an avalanche doesn’t care how prepared or knowledgeable you are, they have taken out the best and most experienced people. If you are in the backcountry avalanches are a real risk so Play Smart and Play Safe. Hire a local knowledgeable guide to help lower the risk
Crevaesess are also a serisous risk to backcountry skiing in the coastal mountains around Squamish BC. Our coast mountains are characterized by glacier formations and travel on glaciers is common to get to the higher alpine. Crevasses formed by stresses in the ice as Glaciers flow down the mountain sides, they can generally be found in areas where the slope direction changes. In early season the hazard is higher, and generally decreases as the snowpack thickens. Please carry appropriate rescue equipment when traveling on a glacier zone and ensure that everyone is familiar with crevasse rescue.