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Grooming Schedule and Conditions

Fresh Powder near Valemount, BC

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Sled Areas in Valemount, BC

Snowmobiling - Allan Creek Cabin

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Studying Snowpack

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Welcome

The Valemount and Area Recreation Development Association is a non-profit association, consisting of a range of local business and backcountry users. Our key goals are focused on community and public education to help backcountry use and improve the backcountry experience for all user groups. VARDA assists in managing a Sustainable Resource Management Plan (SRMP) for our area the covers territory from Horsey Creek to Blue River.
The SRMP was developed for:

  • security of investments
  • protection for public access to crown land
  • and sustainability of growth for each outdoor recreational activity.

In addition, VARDA assists government in the management of the recreational snowmobiling sector in the Valemount area. We oversee grooming, manage trailhead staff and area maintenance. Much of our efforts are put towards rider education relating to ethical riding, wildlife sensitivities, safety and backcountry stewardship. As the association grows we will focus on further developing the other outdoor recreational activities that our valley has to offer.

Membership is key!  As a membership driven non-profit, VARDA relies on participation and support from our members.  Please sign up for a VARDA membership in the links above, ask you friends to do the same, and be proud to support a group that has your best interests in mind.  There are many benefits associated with membership besides general support and you will find them under the membership section on this website.

Thank you for your interest in VARDA and Valemount.

 

To contact us:

VARDA, Box 721, Valemount BC. V0E 2Z0
250-566-4817 ph/f
info@ridevalemount.com

 

 

Latest News

Its too early….

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in News

Just another very important heads up to those who may think of heading this way over the weekend. We will NOT BE OPENING the lower gate at Allen Creek this weekend. We know there is a very good chance that users will still try to drive up the road (which is no longer in shape for trucks) and we do not want our access destroyed by vehicle traffic. Sorry for the bad news, but please keep snow dancing

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VARDA has moved!

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in News

  If you are looking for the folks at that VARDA office this year, please note that we have moved into a new space. We are now located on 1020 Commercial drive, one building away from the Caribou Grill Restaurant.  Turn left off of 5th avenue just before the Grill and you will see our new space.  Stop in to say hi but it’s best to call first to make sure we are not out playing in the snow!...

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