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Grooming Schedule and Conditions

 

Updated April 25, 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, as conditions over the last weekend were nothing short of amazing. With a week of beautiful blue skies and warm temperatures forecasted, we are certainly going to get into full on spring riding conditions. Access becomes the biggest issue this time of year. The lower trails will be melting very fast with these warm temps and things may get tricky if you are one of those who do not like to ride a little dirt.

 

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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ACCESS as of April 23rd

Clemina – only now accessible via the main FSR. Snow line is likely up to 7km or farther now. Typically, Clemina can be accessed well into spring by simply driving up until you find the snow line. Trucks with decks and small open trailers only should be traveling up this road. The upper road is also not in the best of shape and may require some navigation skills. Logging is ongoing in the area to the 6km marker and radios are a must for everyone’s safety. Channel for the Clemina FSR is RR26 or 151.340

Allan Creek – this trail is very slim for the first km from the back of the main staging area. The snow line does begin at the top of the first little hill above the far back lot. We would appreciate everyone not driving up and chewing this road all to hell. If you must drive up a bit, please do not go farther than the first little turn around at the top of the first hill outside the staging area. Destroying this road will simply cause expense that should be spent elsewhere.

Small River – located approximately 2km north of the Terracana, this is a great area for a spring ride. Trucks with decks can drive up to the snow line and unload. It’s a long way in but the views are worth it.

 

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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