Groundhog East

Area Overview

Groundhog East offers terrain for both new and expert riders. From sub-alpine meadows and small rolling hills to steeper technical riding towards the south Groundhog East will not disappoint.

Groundhog East is located in the North Columbia mountain range. Please check the Avalanche Canada Safety Report before you begin your day: North Columbia Avalanche Safety Report

“Blue River. It never disappoints!”

Rob Morin
Riverside Honda and Skidoo


There are 21 km’s of groomed trails to access this zone. This trail is groomed regularly, weather permitting.

Wildlife Closures

A Mountain Caribou herd is known to occupy this area and the surrounding terrain. In effort to support the governments Mountain Caribou recovery program SledBlueRiver sends out a weekly patrol to search for recent Caribou activity. If evidence of Caribou in the zone is found the zone will be closed for a minimum of 7 days. This information will be shared with the ridership via social media and at the trail head booth. Any signs of recent Caribou activity should be reported to

Area Quick Stats

  • Access: Finn Creek Staging Area
  • Trail Length: 21 km
  • Trail Grooming: Yes
  • Trail Pass Required: Yes
  • Warming Hut: No
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Expert