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
On Saturday, March 12th VARDA and Alpine Country Rentals will be hosting our annual Customer Appreciation Day at the Clemina Creek shelter. A BBQ lunch and snacks will be provided by Alpine Country Rentals and VARDA staff will be offering transceiver training lessons in the training park located next to the cabin. Trail passes will be FREE for the Clemina Trail. We will be taking this opportunity to take part in Snowarama which is a fundraising campain put on the by the British Columbia Snowmobile Federation to support the BC Lions Society for...read more
Valemount has finally received the reload that we have been waiting for. Riding conditions over the weekend were nothing short of amazing. The weather looks to be clear for a couple more days allowing for some great riding before another mild snowfall event is forecasted to hit the area on Thursday.read more
On Saturday, March 12th VARDA and Alpine Country Rentals will be hosting our annual Customer Appreciation Day at the Clemina Creek shelter. A BBQ lunch and snacks will be provided by Alpine Country Rentals and VARDA staff will be offering transceiver training lession in the training park located next to the cabin. Trail passes will be FREE for the Clemina Trail. We will be taking this opportunity to take part in Snowarama which is a fundraising campain put on the by the British Columbia Snowmobile Federation to support the BC Lions Society for...read more
The valley has received varying amounts of snow over the last week. From rider reports, the new snow levels can be up to 30cm. Chappell seems to be holding the most fresh snow of the Valemount areas, although all areas “should” have gotten a bit of a reload. The next storm is tentatively scheduled to hit the area this Saturday…fingers crossed that it’s a gooder!read more
The Valemount trails systems (Allen, Chappell and Clemina) will be maintained full time throughout the holiday season beginning with a fresh groom for all three areas on the Boxing Day evening, although we will be taking a quick break from the 24-26. This report will remain in effect until Jan 04 as we intend to continually maintain all of our main trails systems throughout the holiday season on an as needed basis. For updated condition information, please visit www.facebook.com/ridevalemount or the Valemount section on the SnowandMud.com chat...read more
The VARDA crew has been extremely busy wrapping up last minute infrastructure upgrades and working the trade show circuit. We are hoping to head up on the 11th for a quick looks at the snowline. We know there are reports of riding from other areas of in the province but it may still be to early for the drive up to Valemount. Hopefully we will know more tomorrow. One way or another we will post up our findings here and on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ridevalemount.read more
Hey folks. We are just busy prepping for the Alberta Snowmobile and Powersports show this weekend. This is one of our favorite times of the year. Please stop by the group booth with Alpine Country Rentals Best Western Plus Valemount Inn & Suites and VARDA to talk sleds, pick up your memberships or seasons passes and to check out the new shirts, hoodies, hats and baseball T’s that will be for sale. VARDA will be once again offering an Early Bird special on our annual season’s pass. Until November 15th, $200 will get you a...read more
As of Saturday, August 15 phase one of Valemount’s new Mountain Bike trail facility is open to the public. One new intermediate Downhill Trail and a 3 unique cross country / enduro type trails have been built this summer adding to Valemount’s summer opportunities. To keep tabs on what is happening on the bike seen in Valemount please like the Valemount Bike Park Page on Facebook.read more
In Valemount, we can already feel the early mornings and late evenings beginning to cool off and we are stoked! With the idea of another snowy season coming, we are beginning our annual sponsorship drive. VARDA relies on the support we receive from our sponsors to be as active as we are. We offer many great incentives for sponsorship including a variety of marketing initiatives, trail access, and the general good karma for supporting one of your favorite riding areas. For more information, please visit the Sponsorship section on this...read more
We are super pumped to be able to report that work on Phase one of VARDA’s new mountain bike trail project is underway. Works will be on going throughout the summer with a completion date set for the fall of 2015. We are constructing a few improvements to the existing Swift Creek trail along with a new cross country trail, climbing trail and an intermediate downhill trail.read more