Snowmobiling

Our vacation chalet is located right in the Monashee Mountain range on Three Valley Lake.  The wrap around deck provides stunning views all year round.  Top Hat Terrace is the perfect location for any group to enjoy the spacious, secure and private property with plenty of parking for snowmobile trucks and trailers.

Top Hat Terrace is located on Hwy 1 between the Eagle Valley Snowmobile Club in Sicamous to the west and the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club to the east, each location providing unique snowmobiling experiences.

Revelstoke Snowmobile Club

Top Hat Terrace is located within a km of one of the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club’s access points, Wap Lake Road. The Wap Lake area has over 150 kms of ungroomed trails that lead through the scenic Monashee Mountain wilderness.  Access to Joss, Griffin and Mt. Begbie alpine areas are from this area as well. There is a five person hot tub on the lake side of the cabin to help you relax after a full day of outdoor adventure. Top Hat is located about 15 minutes from the quaint town of Revelstoke and all that it has to offer.

Top Hat Terrace is close to Wap Lake Road (Griffin Mountain and Wap Lake).

Wap & Mable Lake: 18 Kms west from Revelstoke.  150 Kms of non groomed trails with old cabins and lots of moose.  Access to 3 alpine areas: Griffin, Begbie and Monashees. Great for family rides.

RSC Map 1  (Taken from the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club Map)

Click on the link above to open the .pdf map.  Top Hat Terrace is located at the top of the map near the #1 at Three Valley.  We are situated at the west end of Three Valley Lake.

2018 Marks The RSC`s 50th Year

This 2017-2018 season marks the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club`s 50th Anniversary.

 

RSC has a dinner and banquet planned for Fri. Mar. 23 and are inviting everyone to come celebrate.

RSC is also hosting the British Columbia Snowmobile Federation’s Spring Meeting and Excellence Awards the same weekend.  It will be a big weekend in Revelstoke for snowmobiling.

Eagle Valley Snowmobile Club

 

Notable as being one of the top snowmobiling destinations in Western Canada, Sicamous has bragging rights for a reason. The epic snow conditions and extensive alpine trails make it a can’t-miss location.

Main snowmobiling trails in Sicamous, B.C.

  • Owlhead
  • Eagle Pass
  • Queest
  • Blue Lake

Owlhead

With staging right in the town limits of Sicamous, this is one of the most user-friendly locations for out-of-towners to access.

Eagle Pass

About 15 minutes east of Sicamous and just half a kilometre east of the Skyline Truck Stop sits Eagle Pass staging area. Again manned by volunteers, this staging area is a gateway to yet another amazing ride zone in the Sicamous area.

Queest Mountain

Excellent for intermediate riders, Queest Mountain near Sicamous (pronounced like “quest”) offers easy trail riding along a groomed forestry road to a warming cabin. Past the cabin, riders will find ample open meadow and large hills for meadow riding and boondocking. The trailhead for Queest is just a five-minute drive from downtown Sicamous.

Blue Lake

Blue Lake near Sicamous is a groomed trail which boasts ample meadow, wide open slopes for tree riding and a small training hill for beginner riders and families. While novice riders can stay on the training hill, family members with more riding experience can slip away to the more challenging areas beyond the cabin before returning to the rest of the family.

Trail map of Sicamous, B.C. snowmobiling areas

The Eagle Valley Snowmobile Club makes it incredibly easy for riders to join them on the trails. During the sledding season volunteers staff the trailhead at each of the four major routes managed by the club, and trail passes are available for $25 per machine. Please note that the trail fees are cash only.

Alternatively, get a season’s pass to buy unlimited trail access and support trail maintenance. Passes are available in Sicamous at Extreme Power Sports, J.B. Marine, H20 Motorsports, Mac’s Machine Works and Powder Lites. In Salmon Arm, buy your pass at Shuswap Extreme Recreation.

For more information on the Eagle Valley Snowmobile Club, please see their website at www.sledsicamous.com

 

 

Crowning British Columbia’s 2018 Sled Town showdown champion

Snowmobilers in B.C. are proud of their province, and why shouldn’t they be? From abroad, many have come here to experience the best backcountry riding in the world. With peaks, valleys and deep snow conditions, B.C. is a tough contender in our annual SledTown ShowDown contest. Before the provincial round comes and B.C. goes head-to-head with a neighbouring province, it’s up to you, the reader, to select your favourite snowmobiling destination in B.C. You can vote on all matchups but only once per round.  For more information on voting and the SnoRiders, visit their webpage at www.snoriderswest.com.

 

 

 

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Revelstoke Snowmobile Club – Team Thunderstruck

Excerpt from Avalanche.ca – (February 20, 2016)

A generous donation of $10,000 was made at the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club’s new Welcome Centre on Saturday, Feb 20, 2016. For the past six years, Team Thunderstruck and the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club has held a highly successful local fundraiser in November, where Team Thunderstruck unveils their new feature films and funds are raised for a variety of causes.
Since 2010, the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club, their sponsors, Team Thunderstruck volunteers and participants have donated $55,000 to Avalanche Canada.  We are grateful for this tremendous support and celebrate their dedication and commitment to public avalanche safety.

Avalanche Conditions

Avalanche risk on Boulder and Frisby Ridge is in general moderate due to the volume of riders compacting snow. However we recommend for all riders to the Revelstoke area to inform themselves of the current avalanche conditions for specific riding areas. Conditions may vary greatly in each area and some areas are more avalanche prone, due to the aspect, snow, local weather conditions and levels of remoteness.  Check out the Avalanche Canada website for avalanche conditions before you go sledding. Top Hat Terrace is located on the Trans-Canada Hwy at Three Valley Gap right where the North Columbia and South Columbia borders meet.

 

Backcountry Riders

Any backcountry rider should have the following equipment and know how to use it:

  • Up to date avalanche beacon with charged batteries
  • Avalanche probe
  • Non plastic avalanche shovel
  • Spare food, spare clothes, communication & navigation equipment

Never ride alone and while riding do frequent terrain assessments for avalanche conditions. Keep a keen eye out for terrain traps, signs of past avalanches like flagging of trees or bare slopes, run-out zones and know when to turn around and find safer terrain.