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Grooming Schedule and Conditions

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Updated March April 10, 2019

It sure looks to be dropping snow in the high country at the time of creating this report. There should be some freshies waiting for those who venture up to the alpine. Unfortunately, our grooming program is completely wrapped up for the season. We will try to update on access as we can, but as we shift gears, information becomes harder to get, so please share any info you may have and feel free to contact the office anytime.

Please see below for trail details. The first hand info is scarce currently. We will update if there are any major changes or as we get more information.

Ride safe.

We always like stories and photos and your info helps us create these reports. Please help us out and report your snow info or maintenance needs to our facebook page or via email.

Please be aware of your location at all times. Allan and Chappell Creek are surrounded by wildlife closures and any infraction is extremely detrimental to our cause of protecting our ride areas. We are in a very sensitive state in the province right now and it is more important than ever to show what good stewards the snowmobile community is. Please help with education and self policing while out in the field. 

Remember to share your condition reports and pics with us at info@ridevalemount.com or tag @ridevalemount.

Ride safe.

 

Grooming & Area Updates (finished for the season)

Allan Creek, Chappell Creek –  There is no late season access into these zones with the exception of the main staging areas.  You will most certainly be riding patches of gravel and dirt to access the alpine.

Clemina Creek – Early season logging operations have removed a great deal of snow from the road until 17km. Likely driving to at least the 4km bridge now and maybe even further up the main FSR.  From there on you will still find sections of snud (snowandmud), snice, or wet gravel.

Small River Opens April 11

Dave Henry and Dixon Glacier – have opened a bit early this season.  Huge thank you to the operators in these areas for amazing communication and cooperation in relation to the early end of their operations.

Keep your wits about you and check www.avalanche.ca before your ride. If you do venture out, please report any of your findings to the Mountain Information Network through Avalanche Canada. This can be as simple as uploading a few pictures to the app.

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Always be aware of your surroundings and the current avalanche conditions. Read your local bulletin from www.avalanche.ca before every ride. If you are in an area affected by wildlife closures, primarily Allan and Chappell, it is YOUR responsibility to know where you are in relation to the boundaries and always be aware of your surroundings. Even small infractions can have a drastic effect.

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Mountain Caribou – The Allan and Chappell Creek Riding areas are surrounded by wildlife closures. Please educate others and report any witnessed infractions to the RAPP Line at 1877-952-7277. Files are available on our website that can be put into your gps or phone to help you understand the boundaries. Failure to comply with regulations or to report infractions will only result in further restrictions and potential loss of the area and none of us want that. STAY IN BOUNDS!

 

General Info

Membership – WE NEED MEMBERS! It has never been so easy to become a VARDA member.
We have now moved to an online membership system and you can sign on at any time by scanning this QR code or by visiting the membership section on the VARDA web page. You can also purchase memberships at the trailhead.

Please report any Caribou and other Wildlife sightings to the VARDA office. We need location, number of animals, animals actions (at rest, at travel etc). This information is important to our riding areas.

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