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Alberta, Canada Snowmobiling
There are over 5000 kilometres of sledding trails in Alberta. Most are groomed every year which adds to the popularity of the sport in the province. The trails explore all sorts of terrain including mountain ranges, frozen rivers, boreal forest, foothills, grassland prairie, canyons, and the hoodoos and coulees of the Canadian Badlands. In addition to the groomed trails there are also many kilometres of wilderness trails approved for sledding leading into the backcountry. These trails are less maintained, not groomed and exposed to more of the natural elements.
Alberta Snowmobile Tours and Clubs
The designated long haul, multi-day sledding trails in Alberta, Canada are maintained by tour companies and snowmobile clubs. It is on these long haul routes that local snowmobile enthusiasts have erected safety shelters. The clubs also groom the trails, check for avalanches and clear the staging areas.
There are snowmobile tour companies operating in Alberta, Canada. Sledding tours vary from 1/2 day rides to multi day adventures. Most long haul touring companies will provide the accommodations, transportation to and from the staging areas and meals.
Alberta Snowmobiling Seasons
The season for sledding, typically, runs from December to late April. Opening and closing day of the snowmobile season totally depends on the levels of snowfall on the ground.
Popular Sledding Areas in Alberta, Canada
Much of the Rocky Mountain Region is protected national park with little access for snowmobiling. The sledding hot spot in this region is in and around Kananaskis Country. In North Alberta there are 375+ kilometres of trails exploring the boreal forests, frozen rivers and lakes near the community of High Level. In Central Alberta visit the Elk Island National Park, Redwater Natural Area and the Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Recreation Area (Edmonton); the 265+ groomed trails near Westlock; the trails in the "Snowmobile Capital of Alberta." Whitecourt and the mountain trails of Rocky Mountain House and Hinton. And some of the snowmobile trails in the southern region of Alberta include the gravel roads, groomed trails and wilderness trails located throughout the Crowsnest Pass.
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