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Grooming Schedule and Conditions

 

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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

ALPINE CLEANUP CANCELLED

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in News

We are sorry to say that the clean up scheduled for Sept 23rd has been cancelled due to snow!

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VARDA Alpine Cleanup September 22/23rd

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in News

September 22nd and 23rd VARDA will be hosting an alpine cleanup in each of our three main riding areas (participation dependent)  For full details please check out the event section on this website for visit www.facebook.com/ridevalemount 

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VARDA Alpine Cleanup September 22 / 23

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in News

On Saturday, September 23rd VARDA will be hosting an alpine cleanup day in each of our three main riding areas (participation dependant) Three groups will head head out into the areas lead by VARDA representatives for a day of hiking around the accessible areas cleaning up anything we find. The areas will be initially accessed by ATVs although the ATV use will be extremely limited and the majority of the day will be spent hiking around on foot to protect our fragile alpine environments. Don’t worry, if you are not a hiker, we still need...

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Valemount is just as good in the summer!

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in News

The Valemount Bike Park is something relatively new to Valemount that we area all very proud of. At this time we offer more downhill options, although do have some great cross country / enduro options as well.  Please see the Biking section on this website for more info. Join us on June 17th during the Beer Festival Weekend for a full day of riding, demos and bbq! If you haven’t visited our trail system yet, your are missing out!

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Winter is still on

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in News

So far, we have had quite an amazing spring. Riding conditions have been excellent in the alpine and there has been plenty of snow to be had. As of now, trail access is great with snow beginning directly from the staging areas with full cover on the trails. We are dealing with spells of rain and spring time temperatures on the lower trails. Things can get a bit slushy down there and the valley bottom sections of trail are not holding up very well after our regular grooms, but once you gain elevation things are back to normal. Spring is a very...

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Winter has returned

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in News

Wow, winter is back in full force and the riding is exceptional.  With another winter week in the forecast, there has not been a better time this season to get out and ride!

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Cold and dry but good news is on the horizon!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in News

Unfortunately, we have not had any major changes in the weather or riding conditions in some time. No new snow has fallen over the last week and the frigid temps have remained in full force. There are hopes of fresh snow on the horizon although the precip does not looks to begin until Sunday afternoon. The lack of snow is causing some issues with the Allan Creek grooming program so please read full report under the the grooming schedule tab and make your decisions accordingly. Riders are urged to use caution as many hazards such as rocks,...

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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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