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Grooming Schedule and Conditions

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Updated December 10, 2018

The weather forecast for the week is looking to improve riding conditions drastically. It’s about time that we see the return of winter to the area. We have been able to get the Allan and Chappell Creek riding areas in groomed condition despite the lower valley snow levels. The trails are holding up very well. Alpine riding conditions are still slim with an overall shallow snowpack, but hopefully this week brings the change we are all waiting for.

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

 

Area Updates

Chappell Creek – Groomed and will now be maintained throughout the season unless unforeseen circumstances arise.  Alpine snow depths are averaging 105cms and many natural hazards exist.  Please be aware of where you are at all times as Chappell is surrounded by Wildlife Closures.

Allan Creek – GROOMED. The trail is now set and will be regularly maintained. Due to it being the early season and the groomer only just went up the trail, the stock of firewood has been used up and there is none at the cabin site. We will get it stocked as soon as possible. The door to the cabin is also sticking and will be repaired this week. Pls be gentle.

Clemina CreekACTIVE LOGGING from November 15th, 2018 to approximately December 21, 2018. Grooming operations will NOT BEGIN in the area until all the logging operations have ceased for the season. The logging will take place beyond the 14km marker up by what snowmobilers call Morning Glory access route. This is an aggressive logging operation and traffic will be extremely busy on the Forest Service Road. There will be no snowmobile trail available as options simply do not exist for us at this time. For those daring to drive up the road, a radio is a must and the channel is RR26 or 151.34000.

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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