Skiing & Snowboarding

Experience the thrill of skiing amidst the breathtaking beauty of Blue River, Clearwater, and Valemount in the North Thompson Valley. Nestled within the majestic landscapes of British Columbia, these charming alpine towns offer unparalleled opportunities for winter enthusiasts seeking adventure. From exhilarating downhill runs to tranquil cross-country trails, the region caters to skiers of all levels. Whether you're carving through powder on pristine slopes or immersing yourself in the serenity of snow-covered forests, each destination promises an unforgettable winter getaway. Join us as we explore the snowy wonderland of Blue River, Clearwater, and Valemount, where every turn offers a new opportunity to discover the magic of skiing in British Columbia.

Hut to Hut

Embark on a winter adventure like no other as you journey from hut to hut amidst the stunning Cariboo Mountains. Whether you're snowshoeing or skiing, the backcountry awaits, promising unparalleled experiences for the intrepid traveler. Glide through pristine winter landscapes, bask in the glow of the sun on snow-covered trails, and revel in the tranquility of the forest draped in a fresh blanket of snow. However, safety is paramount in the wilderness. Before setting out, ensure you're well-prepared by taking an avalanche course or joining a clinic on navigating the winter backcountry. For those seeking guidance, Wells Gray Adventures offers expert-led hut-to-hut skiing experiences, ensuring a safe and memorable journey through British Columbia's winter wonderland.

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Cross Country Trails

Welcome to a cross-country skiing paradise nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Blue River, Clearwater, and Valemount. Explore a network of trails that wind through majestic forests, alongside tranquil rivers, and beneath snow-capped peaks. Whether you're a seasoned skier or a beginner, these trails offer something for everyone, providing an opportunity to immerse yourself in the calm beauty of British Columbia's winter wonderland. With trails suitable for all skill levels and readily accessible to visitors, prepare to embark on an unforgettable cross-country skiing adventure in the heart of the North Thompson Valley.

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Heli-Skiing Tours

Welcome to the ultimate adrenaline-fueled adventure in the rugged wilderness of Blue River and Valemount: Heli Skiing Tours. Prepare to experience the thrill of untouched powder, breathtaking descents, and endless freedom as you explore some of British Columbia's most exhilarating terrain from the skies. With access to vast expanses of backcountry terrain only reachable by helicopter, these tours offer an unmatched skiing or snowboarding experience for adventurers seeking the ultimate winter experience. Get ready to elevate your winter adventure to new heights with Heli-Skiing Tours in Blue River and Valemount.

Blue River

Embark on an exhilarating journey into the heart of British Columbia's backcountry with Mike Wiegele Heli-Skiing Adventures in Blue River. Experience the thrill of skiing or snowboarding on untouched slopes surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the forests. With expert guides and top notch equipment, you'll carve through fresh powder and explore vast expanses of terrain accessible only by helicopter. Choose from a variety of packages tailored to both seasoned veterans and first-timers, ensuring an unforgettable adventure for all. After an adrenaline filled day on the slopes, unwind in the comfort of an exclusive wilderness lodge, where gourmet meals and luxurious amenities await.

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Get ready for the ultimate adventure! Experience the thrill of gliding through British Columbia's deepest powder in a vast, unique landscape that immerses you in nature like never before. At the doorstep of the Canadian Rockies, breathtaking views welcome you to the pinnacle of winter sports. If you're seeking untouched powder and awe-inspiring vistas, look no further. Ascend the Cariboo Mountains, equip yourself with fat skis or a snowboard, and carve through waves of powder. Hop aboard a Snowcat and climb into the surrounding mountain ranges for an unforgettable ride. There's nothing quite like the exhilaration of blazing a trail down the side of the mountain that feels untouched by human hands.

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Experience the thrill of alpine snowmobiling in the North Thompson Valley, where breathtaking vistas and adrenaline-pumping rides await. As you glide through timbered passages and snow-covered meadows, the engine's vibration and the chill of the wind against your cheeks add to the excitement. Be mesmerized by the frost-tipped forests and the vast alpine bowls that open up before you. But before embarking on your adventure, always ensure safety by checking Avalanche Canada and the current conditions in the valley.

In Blue River, discover over 60 km of groomed and tracked trails, along with abundant snowfall, perfect for sledding enthusiasts. From family-friendly rides on Groundhog Mountain to thrilling adventures in the alpine, Blue River offers something for everyone. Explore frozen creek beds and ascend to the frozen tundra for unforgettable experiences that bring out the child in everyone.

Valemount boasts stunning mountain ranges, providing endless riding possibilities. Ride amidst the Rocky Mountains, with views of the Monashees and Cariboos adding to the allure. Whether cruising through rolling hills or tackling high mountain passes, Valemount offers diverse terrains for all skill levels. Don't miss the Crystal Ridge Sled Ski Area, offering six semi-cleared runs and designated uptracks for snowmobile travel. So, gear up and explore the winter panoramas of Valemount for an adventure of a lifetime.

There’s plenty of room for snowmobiles to rev it up and experience the adrenaline-fueled sledders rush of snowmobiling in Clearwater and Wells Gray Country. Most gravitate into the powder-bowls of Raft Peak north of Clearwater, which is served by a network of groomed trails and two cabins high in the alpine. Feel the rush of the clean, crisp mountain air as you fly along timbered passages and snow-covered meadows on your snowmobile.

There are also hundreds of kilometres of sledders’ heaven along roads and trails on the Nehalliston Plateau west of the Clearwater River. These include a long-distance route stretching all the way through to 100 Mile House. Yet more options are to be found south of the North Thompson River, where routes head far into the hills above Birch Island and Vavenby.

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This website is the official travel website for the North Thompson Valley, British Columbia, Canada and is sponsored by the North Thompson Valley Marketing Committee; a partnership of Tourism Wells Gray, Thompson-Nicola Regional District and Tourism Valemount.