Nearly every rider dreams of backcountry snowmobiling in the mountains. And how can you blame them? Backcountry snowmobiling provides the chance to ride in the shadows of towering mountain peaks and among rolling ridges. It offers perfect powder to carve while exploring sub-alpine lakes and bowls. For snowmobilers who hail from the East or Midwest, travelling west to ride in the mountains marks the trip of a lifetime.
For all its thrills, backcountry snowmobiling presents technical challenges and the threat of danger if you’re not prepared. To help riders maximize their time in the mountains, we traveled to Grizzly Lodge in British Columbia, Canada. The experts there explained avalanche preparedness, how to free a stuck sled from deep snow and how to sidehill. Check out the videos to help ensure you’re ready for your next backcountry snowmobiling trip.