The Monashee mountains are known for deep powder and steep well-spaced tree skiing. While there are no formally developed ski touring areas, there is a vast landscape to explore.
The Gorge Skitouring Association is working to advocate for backcountry ski touring in the Gorge creek area by building strong community relationships with local user groups, industry and community partners.
Always read and obey posted signs, warnings, and closure notices. VHF radio frequencies are posted at km 0 of all forest service road and proper radio use is highly recommended on winter maintained roads, 24h a day 7 days a week. Listening is more important than talking. "Loaded" (Down) traffic has the right of way. Only use authorized roads and routes. Always read and obey posted signs, warnings, and closures.
As of oct 31st 2023 The Craigellachie Anstey – Gorge (0839.01) "Gorge" rd requires 2 way radios 7 days a week between Oct 31st and May 1st.
Restrictions subject to change on short notice.
The District will monitor road conditions and may change restrictions immediately.
Step lightly. You are in Secwepemc territory. Respect the land and water. Leave no trace. Be prepared, know your limits, and travel within your experience level. All backcountry wilderness travel is inherently dangerous. Backcountry travelers should ensure they have the training, knowledge and equipment sufficient for the activity and conditions.
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The purpose of the Secwépemc Landmarks Project is to create awareness of Secwépemc traditional territory through the installation of approximately 100 trailhead posts, 8 Secwépemc Landmark sculptures modelled after Secwépemc Coyote Pillars, and 8 connected interpretive panels that feature Secwépemc oral histories, place names, culture and stories connected to the Shuswap Lakes region.
The Shuswap is a place of water – lakes, rivers, creeks form a complex watershed that meet in Shuswap Lake before flowing through the Little Shuswap into the South Thompson River.
These waterways are the ancestral paths of the Secwepemc people, and the nursery of the great interior Sockeye Salmon runs. The trails, rivers, and lakes remain the true routes of travel throughout the region and an important reminder of the responsibility to care for the land and water.
Motorized and non-motorized recreational user groups throughout the Shuswap have made a commitment to work together through the Shuswap Regional Trails Roundtable and share in the responsible management of all recreational travel throughout the region. Together we are upholding the Secwepemc values of working together to take better care of the land through mutual respect, collaboration, and stewardship.
Fostering a healthy, engaged community in the Shuswap Region – economic/environmental/social – through well designed, maintained, and promoted trails connecting people, culture, and landscape