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Grooming Schedule and Conditions

 

Updated April 16, 2018

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What an awesome season of operations. From all of us at VARDA and the community of Valemount we send a big THANK YOU to anyone who chose to #ridevalemount this season.

Our groomers are now done for the year although the riding certainly is not. It seems that old man winter just will not go back to bed. The mountains are getting hammered as I type, and it looks like there will be some amazing riding this week for those who venture out.
Access is variable although still quite good for this time of year. Allan Creek is likely holding up the best access with almost full snow coverage from the back lot. Clemina is very thin to the 7km area where the logging takes off of the main FSR. We have plowed out a SMALL parking lot up there for trucks with decks to stage although radio communications are a must as this is a very busy haul road. Anyone traveling up this road but be well out of the way of any industrial operations when staging. Chappell Creek is also mainly snow covered with small bare patches up the first few km of switchbacks.

Pictures from this weekend show some amazing snow and while looking out the window right now, it is only getting better. We will continue to update as we get or receive info, so please share photos and stories of your adventures.

Thanks again for an amazing season everyone and please feel free to contact us anytime via email, fb message or a good old-fashioned phone call.

Ride safe!

 

If you haven’t already done so, please check out the sponsor listings on our website and show some love back to the businesses that support snowmobiling in Valemount. Without their support, we could not be as active as we are!

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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GROOMING IS DONE FOR THE SEASON

CleminaNO LONGER BEING GROOMED

Allan Creek – NO LONGER BEING GROOMED 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. 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!

ChappellNO LONGER BEING GROOMED 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. 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!

Crystal Ridge Sledski AreaNO LONGER BEING GROOMED.  Due to very low use of the donation box attached to the main sign kiosk in the parking lot, this area has not been groomed in a while.  Sleds are for access and must remain on the trail at all times. Please use the DONATION BOX attached to the main kiosk in the staging area to keep maintenance and grooming possible.

 

Mountain Caribou – The Allen 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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