Sunday, March 31, 2013


Snowmobiling adventures - life after becoming a guide

Snowmobiling adventures

Becoming a guide at Chilcotin Holidays isn't just about the challenges of guiding the guests on horse-back!

It's also about riding the mountain tops on the snowmobile's, here Alison is facing one her challenges to date riding the snowmobile up to 6,000ft in elevation. Alison was raised in the heart of England where snow would come for 2 weeks of the year but only up to 3cm would lay, so Snowmobiling has never been an activity for her until now! She has been working as an Intern with Chilcotin Holidays in BC for almost 9 months now after becoming a guide and she decided to see out the Winter, at least 3months of the year we have 3 feet of snow which is perfect for anyone interested in riding the Snowmobiles and as you get higher the snow gets even deeper.

“Now with the snow melting at the ranch our 1st challenge was getting our Snowmobile's through the dirt tracks to the snow, we finally made it to the road that was going to take us up into the mountains, my second challenge was that I kept getting stuck I didn't have any confidence in myself to give full throttle so I was constantly getting stuck, every moment the bar was raised higher as we were riding further up into the mountains, I was then faced with ridges and just when I wanted to give up I realised I wouldnt be able to do something like this at home and kept thinking of the people back home that have never been given this opportunity and experience, so I pushed myself forward we finally reached 6,000ft and all you could see was the tops of the mountains and Gun Lake in the background, it was incredible and it was a nice sunny day, I will never forget this amazing opportunity and will definately be looking forward to my next snowmobile adventure out in the mountains maybe with a lot more confidence. I might even do the course so I can follow my new dream of becoming a guide on snowmobiles.' Alison


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We are a licensed guide outfitter and we conduct guided wilderness adventures throughout our 5,000 square km operating area. This guide area has been operational since 1880, making it the oldest in British Columbia. More about us HERE.

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