Site Description: A snowmobile trail
system with fees maintained by the Merritt Snowmobile Club. The
majority of the trail is groomed and signed and proceeds up onto Thynne
Mountain via the Thynne Forest Service Road where two shelters are also
maintained by the club; The Tin Shed and the Andy's Lake Emergency
Shelter, the latter located on the north shore of Andy's Lake. Please respect these buildings and keep things tidy and bring all garbage home with you.
Driving Directions: The Merritt
Snowmobile Club maintains a parking lot/ staging area a short distance
past the community of Brookmere and the 0 km mark of the Thynne Mountain
Forest Service Road. No camping and no fires at the parking lot.
Site Description: An 86 kilometre
snowmobile trail network with fees maintained by the Merritt Snowmobile
Club. All fees go towards grooming, trail and cabin maintenance and
safety programs. Note there is some avalanche terrain and chutes in
the area so it is wise to review the avalanche conditions and
terrain/snow conditions prior to sledding and periodically through the
day. There is the Honeymoon Cabin located in the area. Please respect
this cabin and keep things tidy and bring all garbage home with you.
Driving Directions: Proceed west for
about 15 minutes along Highway # 8 from Merritt. Watch for signs
indicating snowmobile trails and turn left onto the Spius Creek Road.
Continue on this road, past the fish hatchery, over the bridge and
continue on the main road for 7.5km where there is a gravel pit and a
large trail kiosk(9k). Park and unload your sleds here, review the avalanche
terrain and trail map and proceed further up the road by sled to the
If the road is plowed or otherwise driveable beyond the
gravel pit you may also park your vehicle and unload at or near 24k.It is recommended to carry chains and be aware there are limited areas to turn around before 24k.
Regulations prohibit the driving of snowmobile on plowed or otherwise