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GENERAL MANAGER’S MESSAGE Thank you all for choosing to Ride Valemount. The Valemount & Area Recreation Development Association (VARDA) has long been your source of information on all things snowmobiling in the Valemount area. Over the last few years, we have seen an evolving demand for information on summer activities in Valemount. We are very excited to say that this summer we increased the variety of our summer offerings as we began a very exciting project with the construction of Phase one of our new Mountain Bike trail program. These trails are now open and we are receiving amazing reviews as we are eagerly awaiting the next phases of construction. Mix this exciting new endeavour with our large winter trail and infrastructure maintenance needs, it certainly was a busy “off season”. Valemount heavily relies on our recreational based tourism industry and VARDA strives to provide the best opportunities and information possible for our guests. This year’s Area Guide remains a four season product full of great information. The guide is still primarily winter focused, although we have included information regarding our new mountain bike trail developments as well as important educational ATV messaging and information. If you have any questions regarding Valemount and the surrounding area, please do not hesitate to contact me personally and I will be sure to convince you that your next getaway should be planned for Valemount BC whether it be winter or summer! Now get to Valemount and enjoy what our wonderful community has to offer. RIDE SAFE Curtis Pawliuk, VARDA General Manager

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 2 General Manager’s Message 3 Table of Contents 4 Diamond & PlatinumSponsors / User Fees 5 Gold Sponsors 6 Silver / Bronze Sponsors 7 Become a VARDA Member 8 VARDA and the SMRP 9 Mountain Caribou 10 Avalanche Safety 11 Pre-Trip Planning 13 Allan Creek 15 Clemina Creek 16 Best Western 17 Keyhole 19 Chappell Creek 20 Westridge / Upper WR / Horsey Creek

21 Oasis / Crystal Ridge 22 Who Supports You? 23 Who Supports You? cont 24 Who Supports You? cont 25 Our Sponsors Chart 26 Know Before You Go / Safety 27 ATVing in Valemount 28 Many Valemount ATV Opportunities 29 Kinbasket Lk. / Canoe Mt. Trail / Westridge family loop 30 Small river/ N. Thompson / Hugh Allen /Swift Mt. 31 Valemount Tourism 32 Mountain Biking in Valemount 35 Valemount in Summer 36 Valemount Information / Contacts

Anyone operating in mountainous terrain is encouraged to take an avalanche course, be prepared with all the necessary equipment and know how to use it. Be sure to check the avalanche bulletin at AVALANCHE.CA before your ride and remember to:

“Ride to the conditions, not the opportunity” For more info on avalanche safety see page 10

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DIAMOND SPONSORS

PLATINUM SPONSORS

USER FEES All VARDA managed areas are subject to a $25.00 per day user fee (cash only). Trail passes can be purchased from the collection booths located in the parking lots of each managed area. The funds generated from these fees are extremely important to our successful operation and are used to cover a multitude of expenses such as:

VARDA participates as a Founding Supplier of Avalanche Canada and is considered an integral contributor to Avalanche Canada’s efforts in eliminating avalanche fatalities. A portion of your trail fees go to support this great initiative.

• Parking area plowing and maintenance • Facility upkeep • Grooming • Area and infrastructure development • Staffing • GST 4


GOLD SPONSORS ■ Stony Plain Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram ■ Streamline Mechanical LP ■ Summit Grill Restaurant ■ Summit River Lodge ■ Super 8 Valemount ■ The Decal Shop ■ The Moose Pub ■ Three Ranges Brewing Company ■ Tirecraft Stony Plain ■ Trent Fleming T-Team ■ Valemount Hotel and Liquor Store ■ Valemount Real Estate Ltd. ■ Valemount Travel Center Petro Canada / A&W ■ Whisper Creek Cabin Rental ■ Wild Rows Pump and Compression ■ Willow Ranch ■ Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd. ■ Zacs Tracs Avalanche and Snow Safety Programs

■ Absolute Power and Performance ■ AFD Petroleum ■ Alpine CountryRentals Ltd ■ Alpine Inn ■ Avalanche Canada ■ Backcountry Access ■ Caribou Grill Restaurant ■ Chalet Continental Motel ■ Coyote Creek Welding ■ Fountain Tire ■ Kris Hendrickson ■ Loruk Farms Ltd. ■ Norfab MFG Inc. ■ Parkland Motorsports / Ok Tire Stony Plain ■ Precision Xtreme Powersports ■ Premier Mountain Lodge ■ Riverside Honda & Skidoo ■ Shell Mighty Mart ■ Slave Safety ■ Snowandmud.com ■ Specialty Motor Sports Inc.

Please pay it forward to the VARDA sponsors.

These businesses support your favorite pastime.

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SILVER SPONSORS ■ Canadas Best Value Inn ■ Dream Catcher Inn ■ Gibbons Motor Toys ■ Glacier Mountain Lodge ■ Mountain Park Glass ■ Standfast Fishing Milling Inc

BRONZE SPONSORS ■ Avalanche Safety Solutions ■ Cagey Well Service Inc. ■ Canoe River Campground ■ Cold Fire Creek Dogsledding ■ Cougar Mountain Lodge ■ Cross-Country Sales and Service Ltd. ■ Diamond H Donairs ■ Echo Cycle ■ Frozen Pirate Snow Services ■ Legacy Vacation Rental ■ Monashee Motors

■ Oasis Outdoor Adventure and Sport Insurance Solutions Inc ■ Rene’s Vacuum Service ■ Steep & Deep Images ■ Stone Haven Inn ■ Travis Auto ■ Twin Peaks Resort ■ Valemount Home Center ■ Valemount Mountain Retreat ■ Valemount Pines Golf Course and RV park ■ Valemount Swiss Bakery

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Want to show your support? Stay informed?

Become a VARDA member! Supporting the club in your favourite riding area is more important than ever before. Be proud to be a club member and a club supporter. There is power in numbers and membership is more important than you may think. A VARDA membership includes: • A membership to the British Columbia Snowmobile Federation which can also provide great insurance rates for yourself and your machines. • Inclusion on our email list to receive important area updates, events and promotions. • A variety of great discounts offered at participating VARDA sponsoring businesses. • Voting privileges at our Annual General Meetings. • A general good feeling of supporting your favorite club.

Membership forms and a list of offered incentives are available for download on the VARDA website. ridevalemount.com For more information, call our office at 250-566-4817.

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VARDA & THE SRMP The Valemount and Area Recreation Development Association is a non-profit association guided by a volunteer board of directors consisting of a range of local business, backcountry user groups and individuals. 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 the local snowmobile tourism industry and a Sustainable Resource Management Plan (SRMP) for the area which covers territory from Horsey Creek in the north to Blue River in the south. The SRMP covers approximately 700,000 hectares of land between Mount Robson Park in the east and Wells Gray Park in the west. The SRMP was developed for: • Security of investments. • Protection for public access to crown land. • Sustainability of growth for each outdoor recreational activity. Strategic recreation planning is needed to:

We ask for your support in respecting all boundaries and the rights of all users. We all want a place to play in our wonderful mountains and the opportunity to do it safely!

• Ensure sustainable development of public and commercial winter recreation in the area. • Improve the compatibility of winter recreation activities in the area. • Improve the safety and quality of experience for public and commercial recreationalists. • Reduce risks to mountain caribou, other wildlife species, and the environment in general. • Improve integration of winter recreation development and other industrial activities while maintaining existing tenure rights. • Maintain public access.

This SRMP, and the processes used to develop it, addresses these issues. The management plan draws heavily on the results of an intensive stakeholder consensus building and negotiation process that addressed existing and potential conflicts between snowmobiling, heli-skiing and non-motorized backcountry skiing groups.

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MOUNTAIN CARIBOU AND SNOWMOBILING If you’ve been riding in Valemount, BC you know what it’s like: fresh powder, wide open spaces, and challenging terrain. You may also have been fortunate enough to see mountain caribou. The Allan and Chappell Creek herds are part of a population of mountain caribou that have declined dramatically over the past decade. In response to the decline and the Federal Species at Risk Act, the provincial government is working on implementing a Mountain Caribou Recovery Plan for BC. The big question right now for government and snowmobilers is can we keep the riding opportunities open while recovering the mountain caribou population? The reasons for the caribou decline are complex and likely a result of numerous direct and indirect human impacts on the land base. The Allan and Chappell Creek areas are important wintering habitat for mountain caribou. Mountain caribou depend upon large tracts of old-growth forest in the Interior Wet Belt. Over the past century, old forests in this high snowfall zone of southeastern British Columbia have become far less abundant. Habitat has been lost to fires, timber harvesting, hydroelectric reservoirs, and human settlement. In many places, the remaining habitat occurs in small patches. The loss and fragmentation of old-growth forests may cause caribou to abandon some areas and it also increases the risk that caribou will be killed by predators or poachers, or disturbed by outdoor recreationists. Resource management and recreation area guidelines have been developed for all herds of mountain caribou in British Columbia, and most herds are currently being monitored. Over the last several years VARDA, government agencies and various industries have been working on ways to reduce the risks to caribou and recover the populations in the Valemount area. There are now a set of designated open riding areas and legal closures. These closure boundaries are most often between open alpine and the sub-alpine forested areas. We believe that if riders stay on the designated trails, stay within the boundaries and make it common practice to stay away from caribou, the risk to mountain caribou will be significantly reduced and we will be on our way to the recovery goal. Compliance with closures is key and you will notice some things in Valemount this year directed to increasing rider awareness

and education. This includes Mountain Hosts, increased signage and a record and report program for riders to report animal sightings and other notable information as well as continued enforcement from the Conservation Service.

Clubs all across BC are facing strong pressures from Government to aid further in the Caribou recovery process. We as sledders MUST increase our awareness of these issues and pay closer attention to riding area boundaries. If we fail, we will face further closures. this is a case where a few bad apples can destroy it for everyone and we need your help to educate and inform our peers. For more info on Valemount and Mountain Caribou visit: ridevalemount.com or env.gov.bc.ca For more information and to download the snowmobile closures and area boundaries directly to your GPS please see use this url. This is a great tool to be sure you remain within the area boundaries at all times. www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/ snowmobile-closures/gpxdownload.html

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AVALANCHE SAFETY As snowmobiles get more powerful and riders more skilled, the opportunities for exploring the backcountry grow. But before you head out in to the snow, you need to be aware of the possibility of avalanches. In 90% of all avalanche accidents, the avalanche was triggered by the victim or someone in the victim’s party. This means that we as sledders are the cause but we can also be the solution. There are a many tools and resources out there to help us reduce our risk when playing in the backcountry.

GET THE GEAR Ensure everyone has an avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe on their person and knows how to use them. GET THE FORECAST Make a riding plan based on the current avalanche and weather forecast. GET THE PICTURE If you see recent avalanche activity unstable snow exists. Riding on or underneath slopes is dangerous.

GET THE TRAINING

Get your group to take an Avalanche Skills Training course

GET OUT OF HARM’S WAY One at a time on all avalanche slopes. Don’t go to help your stuck friend. Don’t group up in runout zones. GET PRACTICING AND MAINTAINING Your gear does not operate or maintain itself. Become familiar with everything about it and PRACTICE. NEW! Mountain Information Network (MIN) Avalanche Canada’s MIN brings online information & sharing to winter backcountry users in Canada, allowing riders to share localized, real-time observations. Go to avalanche.ca or get the app and start sharing your observations now!

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Throttle Decisions is a fast-paced video series aimed at encouraging mountain sledders to become better trained in avalanche safety. Its eight short components move through the AST course, tackling topics such as terrain, companion rescue, mountain weather and how to read the avalanche bulletin. Grab your riding group and take the time to watch it.

PRE-TRIP PLANNING A major component of pre-trip preparation is information gathering. One of the best ways to avoid getting caught in an avalanche is to choose routes that are appropriate for the conditions. To do so, you first need to gather information on current and expected avalanche danger to determine what areas are more susceptible to avalanches than others during that particular time period. Then an appropriate route can be chosen based on its exposure to avalanche terrain. When planning your trip, think about areas or places that you may experience an elevated risk in relation to the days conditions. Have options pre-planned so it’s easy to come up with ideas for alternate routes or play areas if you need them. The Trip Planning section on the Canadian Avalanche Centre’s website has some excellent information and files to help you with these incredibly important decisions. Some questions to think about before ripping up the trail to the goods: • • • • •

Did I check the avalanche bulletin this morning? What were the major messages? Given the current conditions, am I comfortable with the area I chose to ride in today? Am I comfortable with my trip companions? Are they trained? Have they practiced? Do my companions have the skill and training to use their equipment in the event of an emergency? Have we completed a equipment and transceiver check before heading up the trail?

Please do your part 1) Take an avalanche course. 2) Carry and know how to use the proper rescue equipment. 3) Gain knowledge of the area you choose to ride in, This includes: • Weather and snowpack data. • Simple terrain options as per ATES ratings. • Recent avalanche activity. • Talk to locals etc. 4) Choose terrain that coincides with the day’s conditions. 5) Always use safe procedures for backcountry travel. 6) Always check the CAC bulletins before heading out for the day at avalanche.ca.

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The Allan Creek trail is usually the first to open each season in the Valemount area and its lakes, bowls, meadows, and steep hills make it a favorite. This is a very large area and only the experienced should travel to the far ends. Family riding can be found around the cabin and lakes as soon as you enter the alpine. The trail head parking lot is on the west side of Highway 5, 35 km south of Valemount. There is an 9 km trail that is regularly groomed with a fast elevation gain that gets you into the alpine in a hurry. The trail can be ridden by children and inexperienced riders, although there are steeper sections. A cabin is located at the top of the access trail which offers shelter for family outings or simply a nice place to rest and warm up lunch. Please do not smoke or chop firewood inside the cabin to keep a clean and healthy environment for all to enjoy. This cabin is equipped with a SPOT locator in the event of an emergency. Please respect this valuable tool and use it correctly. Cabin GPS location: N52.577228lat W119.160908long Cell phone service is available at the top of Mt Milton (Hillclimb). This area has wildlife closures in place for the endangered mountain caribou. Any treed area between the main Allan alpine area and the highway should be considered caribou habitat and strictly avoided. Please watch for signs and inform our office if any sign repairs are needed. NOTE: The forest service road know as the “back way in� is closed for wildlife and is patrolled by conservation officers who are authorized to ticket on infractions. Offenders may be subject to fines and equipment confiscation. We must obey these wildlife closures or risk loosing the riding area all together!

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COMPLEX Exposure to multiple overlapping paths or large expanses of steep, open terrain; multiple avalanche starting zones or terrain traps below; minimal options to reduce exposure. Complicated glacier travel with extensive crevasse bands or icefalls.

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CLEMINA CREEK A favorite by many visitors to the area, Clemina has something for everyone. The technical treerider, the open bowl shooter and the powder searching sled skier will all find Clemina Creek to be one of the best and most accessible snowmobile areas in BC. There is a large staging area 30 km south of Valemount on the east side of Hwy 5, where a consistently maintained trail leads you to a sub-alpine cabin to use as your base as you head off to any one of the multiple play areas. The cabin site is a great place to begin your adventures from and newer riders will find excellent riding nearby to hone their skills before heading into the more mountainous terrain that the area has to offer. A BCA Beacon Training Park is located near the cabin where visitors can practice their transceiver searching skills and it is also a great place to get newer riders and children acquainted with their transceiver. The cabin is also equipped with a wall mounted SPOT device to use in the event of an emergency. Please respect this cabin and the facilities it has to offer by packing in what you pack out and chopping wood outside the cabin only. Cabin GPS location : Lat 52.530208 Lon 118.925329 Clemina is home to our newest infrastructure development in the Valemount area. The area now boasts a brand new Warming Shelter that is a perfect place to get out the elements and relax for a few minutes over lunch. This new shelter is located approximately 2km farther up the groomed trail than the previous shelter. Look for it on your way towards the Goat Ridge Bowl turn off. Cell phone service can be obtained at 6 km on the groomed trail in the event of an emergency.

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KEYHOLE Keyhole is a smaller area with skatepark-like terrain. The area is accessed from the Clemina parking lot 30 km south of Valemount on the east side of Hwy 5. Please ask at the toll booth for directions from the staging area if you are unclear. There is a 9 km long groomed trail leading to a high elevation cut block where the trail then turns into a short treed single track section through the forest to lead you to the alpine terrain. This is one of our smaller areas although not often utilized to its potential and can provide some excellent riding in good weather. This is a VARDA managed area although no cabin or outhouse facilities exist in the alpine. The trail is groomed when possible and user fees do apply.

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CHAPPELL CREEK Valemount’s prized jewel. Chappell Creek can boasts some of the best snow levels in the valley. There is a large parking area 58 km south of Valemount on west side of Hwy 5. Chappell is a VARDA managed area although no alpine cabin or outhouse are available in the alpine. There is a scenic 26 km trail to the alpine area with a fast elevation gain in the last 3km. This is a long trail in and we do our best to keep it maintained to standard, although due to high grooming costs and relatively low users, the area only gets groomed once or twice a week. This area boast some insane snow levels and has a mix of rolling meadows, open play areas and does provide some good climbing off of the upper and lower Tiffany Lakes.

The integrity of the mountain caribou herd using the drainages of Miledge, Chappell, and Lempriere Creeks as a wintering area is a high priority. Under the authority of the Wildlife Act snowmobiling below tree line is restricted to the trail system only until you reach the open alpine riding area. Please review the map in the staging area or files on the VARDA website and be sure you are not riding in terrain designated for the mountain caribou. Your cooperation with these closures will ensure the future use of the area.

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WESTRIDGE FAMILY LOOP

trail again which will take you through the trees and back to the hydro line that will lead you back to the staging area. There are many trails to explore in this area.

This area is great for bad weather days or just that casual enjoyable ride. The area is accessed by turning right at the first intersection just south of town and following the main road until you reach an open parking area alongside of the Westridge FSR. There is a main family loop that will pass by a small warming cabin roughly half way along the loop. Follow the FSR for approx 13 km until you reach the hydro dam. From there, cross the bridge at the station and proceed right to pick up the

This area is rarely groomed, although the trail is usually in good condition. No trail fees apply. Intermittent cell phone service is available on trail. Cabin GPS location : N52.822460lat W119.343178long

UPPER WESTRIDGE The Upper Westridge riding area is for more advanced riders only. Access to the area is from the Family Loop staging area noted above. From the staging area riders can access the Upper Westridge area via a few different routes. There are two access points to this area. The first is by following the signage from the staging area to Crystal Ridge although when you reach the bridge site; continue on the main FSR for another 4km until you see a sign for the Upper Westridge hiking trail. It’s all up hill from here, so hold on for the ride.

The second access is known as the Swamp Trail. Keep on the main Westridge FSR until the 8km marker. At this point, there will be an option for a left hand turn. Remain left and travel through a series of cut blocks and swamps until you meet up with the Upper Westridge trail.

HORSEY CREEK

Horsey is set in the Rocky Mountain Range 13 km west of Tete Jaune Cache on the north side of Hwy 16. There is an ungroomed and unmanaged 26 km trail, recommended for intermediate and advanced riders only.

OASIS Oasis requires an expert level of riding, avalanche and terrain navigation skills. The turn off to access Oasis is located 39 km south of Valemount on Hwy 5. Turn right just before the large bridge which will lead you to the beginning of the North Thompson FSR. There is usually logging in the area so a radio is a must and use caution. It is illegal and dangerous to operate a snowmobile on a plowed road. The access to Oasis begins on your right side roughly 2 km down the FSR where there is very limited parking. The access to the alpine is

fast and furious 10 km mix of roads, cut blocks and trees. Quick elevation gains and losses along with very rugged terrain characterize this whole area, creating a wonderful challenge for the snowmobile rider with advanced riding, avalanche knowledge and safety experience. Oasis is home to mountain caribou and wildlife closures are in effect. Riders are encouraged to view the government link to closure data at: www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/ snowmobile-closures/gpxdownload.html before venturing too far.

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CRYSTAL RIDGE SLED SKI FACILITY One of a kind! One of VARDA’s most unique projects to date is Crystal Ridge, a snowmobile assisted skiing and snowboarding area located just minutes outside of Valemount. This ambitious project is a one of a kind facility and as far as we know, there is nothing else like it in the world. Powerboarding or sled assisted skiing has been growing rapidly over the last few years and is becoming a very popular activity for the backcountry boarder or skier. The idea for the sled assisted ski / board area project came along years ago by a local group of volunteers known as the Powerboarders who negotiated this land designation during the SRMP process. VARDA has worked with this group and made this dream become a reality. Work has been ongoing over the last few years and we are pleased to say that the project is now complete. Crystal Ridge has a dedicated up track where snowmobiles shuttle up riders to one of six designated drop off points to ride the gladded runs each offering over 2000 vertical feet ! Riders utilize the Westridge parking area to access the facility and signage from there will guide you along approximately 14 km of trails to reach the skiing/boarding area. Currently no mandatory fees are in place for this area although we do intend to improve our grooming program for the area for the 2015/16 season. If this is the case, there will be a $25per day user fee in place to recoupe grooming costs similar to our other managed snowmobile areas. Please check out the VARDA website for detailed information on this great project, including Google Earth files and pictures. Please use the donation box located on the kiosk in the staging area. Without your contributions, we will be unable to groom and maintain the access trail to this great facility.

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These great people support your sport! Food & Beverage Caribou Grill - Cozy log building serving Canadian cuisine, including prime rib, steaks, venison, chicken, pasta and seafood. A long time VARDA supporter and volunteer. 250-566-8244 Cranberry Lounge – located in the Best Western PLUS hotel, open at 4:30 pm daily. Enjoy an appetizer or a steak, while sipping a glass of BC wine or Three Ranges Brewery local beer. 250-566-0086 Diamond H Donairs - Dine in or take out. Donairs, burgers and Middle East Cuisine. Open 11 to 11 Tuesday to Saturday. Delivery available. 250-566-4453 Summit Grill - located in the Best Western PLUS Hotel, open daily for breakfast at 6:30 am, offering a full selection of hot breakfast choices. Join us for dinner at 4:30 pm for steak, pasta, prime rib, appetizers. We are pouring BC wines and Three Ranges Brewery local beer. 250-566-0086

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Backcountry Access - Manufacturers of industry leading snow safety products. We need to be responsible about sending people into the backcountry. They need to be equipped not just with products, but with education. Visit www.backcountryaccess.com

Valemount Swiss Bakery - Swiss specialty breads and pastries, open 5.30am - 5pm. Closed Sundays. Packed lunches available phone for more info. 250-566-4035

Cross-Country Sales and Service Ltd. - is your one-stop Polaris dealer. Selling and servicing Polaris products for 26 years. Factorytrained master service mechanics on staff. Full line of parts, accessories, sportswear, winter wear, and gift items. 780-384-2215 www.crosscountrysales.com

Sled Stuff Absolute Power & Performance - Satisfying all your high performance needs. Parts, sales, service and custom modifications. Call us 780460-9101 or visit us at abspow.ca AFD Petroleum - We supply the best fuel and lubricant products and offer client tailored programs such as equipment loans, technical support and oil requirement analysis. www. afdpetroleum.com 1.800.926.3835

Cycle Works – We offer you the best from Polaris, KTM, Victory, Indian, Suzuki, Yamaha, Arctic Cat, Husqvarna, Husaberg, Royal Enfield and Pitster Pro as well as variety of accessories and apparel from great companies. With five locations to serve you visit www.cycleworks.com

Alpine Country Rentals - Snowmobile rentals & tours, full service shop with knowledgeable mechanics. Avalanche equipment rentals & sales, BCA float refill center, nitrous & VP racing fuel, helmets, goggles, clothing & accessories. 250-566-9774

Echo Cycle Ltd - We carry 9 different manufacturer lines including: Arctic Cat, Kawasaki, MV Agusta, Sherco, Norton, Triumph, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, and Husqvarna. If you need it snow, water, or land Echo Cycle has got you covered!! PLUS we are Western Canada’s only Speedwerx Supplier!! Check us out at www. echocycle.com or call us toll free 1-877-438-3246

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Fountain Tire - promises to provide you quality tires and auto repair services. We’re committed to our customers and community. 780-466-0606 Frozen Pirate Snow Services – Specializing in small group, snowmobile specific, avalanche training courses, avalanche safety mentorship and snowmobile guide services in the Valemount and McBride Areas. Phone 250566-9950 / Email Curtis@frozenpirate.com Web www.frozenpirate.com Gibbons Motor Toys - For all your outdoor recreation needs. We sell Can-Am quads, SkiDoo snowmobiles, Harbercraft boats, Mercury engines, and more. We also offer excellent parts and service departments. 780-923-3796 www.gibbonsmotortoys.com Maxwell Family – A hardworking and hard sledding family dedicated to supporting their local club. Martin Motor Sports - A Diamond Sponsor of VARDA. Proudly supporting the snowmobile community for over 50 years! Ski-Doo snowmobiles, parts, service, Ski-Doo, Klim & MotorFist clothing, accessories, avalanche equipment and MORE! Visit our West or South Edmonton locations or martinmotorsports.ca for details! 1-877-627-8468 Oasis Outdoor Adventure and Sport Insurance Solutions Inc. - Oasis Insurance and the Got Toys? Program insures off road motorsport enthusiasts. We provide great rates and insurance for your units.  We also insure clubs, trail systems, equipment and property.  Let us provide a free quote today!  www.oasisinsurance. ca or www.insuretoys.ca 1-866-979-2747 Parkland Motorsports / OK Tire - Full service snowmobile & automotive shop in Stony Plain, specializing in mountain snowmobile performance modifications. 780-963-0080 Precision Xtreme Power Sports - a Brp (skidoo,Can-am) dealer from Westlock Alberta located 45 minutes North of Edmonton! Knowledgeable staff and certified technicians with years of experience! We would be glad to help you with all your Ski-doo and Can-am needs 780-349-5277

Riderz - Ski Doo, Can-Am, KTM dealer. We specialize in performance and aftermarket parts which sets us apart from most dealers! We are avid riders that support our sport. 780-723-5775 Riverside Honda & Skidoo - Genuine Skidoo Parts, Accessories, Service for all your mountain sledding needs. Specializing in Back Country Access avalanche safety equipment. Visit riversidehonda.com or phone 780-458-7227 Snowandmud.com - Your one stop forum for everything Snow and mud related and a proud supporter of sledding in Valemount. Visit www. snowandmud.com for all your snow and mud information needs. Specialty Motor Sports - We are a one stop shop for all makes and models of sleds, side by sides, ATVs, and watercraft. Specializing in performance modifications and all types of repairs. 780-960-0571 Steep & Deep Images – Always return from a sledding trip with no photos? From action shots to wedding days, Steep & Deep Images can handle all of your photo needs on and off mountain. Steepanddeepvalemount@gmail.com 250-566-1498 The Decal Shop - Design and manufacturing of custom graphics kits for snowmobiles and motorcycles including traditional vehicle wraps & industrial applications. Phone 780-428-0100 Thedecalshop.ca Tirecraft Stony Plain - Tirecraft is a proudly Canadian owned and operated expert in tires and automotive service. 780-963-5540 Travis Automobile Services - Automotive and Snowmobile repairs and fabrication. If you can break it, they can fix it. Good selection of snowmobile parts and accessories. 250-566-8403. Trent Fleming, Martin Motorsports Sales (T-Team) - Member of the Martin Motor Sports sales team, visit Trent at the south side location for all of your recreational needs. Call 780-438-2484 Yellowhead Helicopters - Take a break from sledding and try our excellent skiing or have a great day sightseeing. Important for sled rescues also! 250-566-4401 Zacs Tracs Avalanche and Snow Safety Programs - Snowmobile specific avalanche courses and gear. Quote VARDA50 to save $50. Visit zacstracs.com for details. 403-850-3042

Other Great Stuff Cagey Well Service LTD - For all of your Oilfield Wellsite Supervision needs, discover the diversity experience makes to maintain a focus on your goals. 403-350-2730 23


Canoe River Campground - Spacious private sites with spectacular views on the river. Direct ATVing access to the Kinbasket Lake area. 114 sites available. For more info phone 250-566-9112

Standfast Fishing Milling Inc. - Specializing in frac preps and drillouts. 780-499-7751 Stony Plain Chrysler Doge Jeep Ram - Selling and servicing all make &models, specializing in Chrysler, Jeep and Ram Trucks. From our family to yours, RIDE SAFE! 780-963-2236

CMH Heli-Skiing - One of our Diamond sponsors and a large supporter to our Snowhost operations. Two Valemount locations to enjoy for heli-skiing/boarding. 800-661-0252

Streamline Mechanical Ltd - provides timely cost effective, quality construction and general site services to our clients while promoting environmental awareness and ensuring the health and safety of our workers and those that may be effected by our work. For more company information or job opportunities visit www.slmltd.com.

Cold Fire Creek Dogsledding - An amazing addition to any mountain holiday; spend a day on a dogsled for a scenic tour you will never forget. 250-968-6808 Columbia Basin Trust - supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, visit cbt.org or call 1.800.505.8998.

Tourism Valemount - Tourism Valemount markets and promotes the Valemount area and is a large supporter of VARDA and snowmobiling in the Valemount area. visitvalemount.ca

Coyote Creek Welding - Pipeline Construction Company specializing in project management. 780-405-3854

Valemount Home Center – Locally owned and operated, the Home Center is your one stop shop for all things hardware related. 250-566-4256

Kinder Morgan Canada - Operates a number of pipeline systems and terminal facilities in Canada including the Trans Mountain pipeline. KMC is proud to work with the local community.

Valemount Hotel Liquor Store - Cold beer and spirits. Open daily 10am - 11pm. 250-566-4055

Kris Hendrickson – local rider supporting his favorite riding group.

Valemount Petro Canada/A&W - One stop for all your needs. Fuel for you and your toys! Always fresh and friendly. 250-566-4151

Loruk Farms Ltd – Commercial poultry operation North of Edmonton. Family operated for over 30 years. Supporting the sport they love.

Valemount Pines Golf Course and RV Park Located in the valley of three mountain ranges, the course offers an unparalleled mountain views in every direction. 250-566-4550

Monashee Motors - 24-hour towing for regular or heavy duty equipment, auto services, and the Greyhound depot all in 1 building. Phone 250-566-4318

Valemount Real Estate - Looking for that perfect sledders getaway? Call Tammy at Valemount Real Estate. Your local realtor for over 15 years! www.valemountrealestate.com

Mountain Park Glass - selling glass to pay for gas. Pack it in Pack it OUT! 780-865-4564 Norfab MFG Inc. - provides engineering, fabrication and installation for structural, miscellaneous, and ornamental metals. 780-447-5454

Village of Valemount - The Municipality; a long time Diamond sponsor and VARDA supporter, providing the office space and administrative support. 250-566-4435

Northern Development Initiative Trust - The mission of the Northern Development Initiative Trust is to help Northern B.C. thrive, and we work with local governments across the region every day to ensure that happens. Our core business is to combine expertise with financial resources to provide for projects that strengthen or diversify local economies in Northern B.C.

Wild Rose Shows Inc. - Alberta’s only traveling carnival. From zippers to ferris wheels we have them all. Division of Michael’s Amusements. wildroseshows.ca Wild Rows Pump and Compression Ltd Customer driven company specializing in pumps, compressors, dryers, and pulsation dampeners. 780-875-0650

Rene’s Vacuum Service - Vacuum truck for oilfield turnarounds, Septic Tank/Sump Cleaning, Industrial steamer, hydro-excavating, water curb valve repairs, and toilet rentals. 780-961-3064

Willow Ranch - A horse ranch offering accommodations, trail rides, lessons and demo’s (horse whispering), pony rides. Small gift shop on site and direct access to the Westridge recreation area (sled and quad in and out). www.willowranchvalemount.com 250-566-410

Shell Mighty Mart - Gas, convenience store and fried chicken outlet. On the West side of the highway when passing through. Longtime supporter 250-566-9837

3 Boys Tank and Vac Trucks - Complete fluid hauling and needs. 400 Barrel tank rentals and matting. Based out of Fox Creek, AB. Contact 780-622-7972. Proud to support VARDA.

Slave Safety - Your northern Alberta Source for everything safety from turnaround & H2S Safety supervisors to complete safety training and consultation. 780-849-1085 24


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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO As snowmobilers, if we wish to continue recreating in our backcountry we must ensure that through our behavior, we are not contributing to the negative representations of those opposed to us. If we respect existing land use agreements, most significantly area boundaries for wildlife or other user groups, it will make it much easier for snowmobilers as a group to present sound opposition to further closures which may be proposed in the future.

The VARDA website ridevalemount.com contains great resources to help you with the riding area boundaries and if you have any doubt, be sure to find out. If you observe suspicious activity, record your observations on paper and report the violations as soon as possible to the Clearwater Conservation Officer Service by calling 1-877-952-7277. Criminal activities such as theft can be reported to the RCMP @ 911 or local 250-566-4466.

It is your responsibility to be familiar with the winter activities allowed in various parts of the backcountry recreation areas before you visit. Failure to comply and cooperate with closures can lead to fines, equipment seizures, and ultimately the closure of the areas to everyone.

SAFETY & BACKCOUNTRY ETIQUETTE • Respect other backcountry users. Do not remove stakes or park in landing areas.

• PACK OUT WHAT YOU PACK IN! • Notify someone of exactly where you are going, when you are expecting to return and what to do if you do not check in. Proper pre-trip planning can be a lifesaving activity in the event of an emergency.

• Do not move, remove or destroy any information signs. • Respect your environment and all things in it. • Remember that alcohol, drugs and snowmobiles don’t mix.

• Stay on the trails and within designated riding areas only.

• Respect other users and help them when in need.

• Travel in pairs (the “buddy system”) and never ride alone, especially in the backcountry.

• HELP YOUR CLUB AND RIDING AREA BY PRACTICING A BIT OF SELF POLICING AND EDUCATE OTHERS TO DO THE SAME, WE NEED YOUR HELP.

• Carry a method of communication e.g. SPOT, two-way radios etc.

• USE COMMON SENSE.

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ATVING

I N VA L E M O U N T, B C Valemount offers a unique ATV experience. Leave the thoughts of mud and tire spinning at home and enjoy the scenic backdrops and natural beauty that our valley has to offer.

Valemount does not yet have a dedicated club or a group that provides the typical services for the ATV users. VARDA is working to provide basic information to help ATV riders enjoy the area in a sustainable manner. The information presented here is an overview of a few general riding locations in the area and are deemed suitable and sustainable for ATV use. Please understand that our suggested rides are unmarked. Please visit www.ridevalemount.com for google earth imagery and some GPS files to help guide you on your summer ATV adventures here in Valemount.

• Respect our backcountry by sticking to existing roads and trails. • The damage that is done to our fragile environment from even a single unit in new terrain is unrepairable. • Making new tracks or trying to access new areas on your ATV is illegal and not welcome in our area. For legal information pertaining to laws, licensing and or insurance needs please visit www.atvbc.ca or https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/mof/orv 27


Valemount offers many opportunities to explore the area responsibly on your ATV As more and more people are recognizing the beauty of Valemount’s summer season, a growing number of ATV users are beginning to visit the area. When operating an ATV in the Valemount area, riders should respect the backcountry and stick to existing roads and trails. The Valemount area is well known for its natural beauty and ATV users should help keep it that way. Whether you are staying at one of Valemount’s great campgrounds or utilizing our amazing hospitality sector, the Valemount area is a great place for your summer getaway.

Please Ride Responsibly and be aware of these important notes: • Our winter areas are primarily not accessible via ATV. (Clemina FSR to cabin is the exception) • Stay on trail - no short cuts or new trail creation! • Respect wildlife. • Pack out what you pack in. • Check your ATV. Remove noxious weeds or any other debris before your ride. • Tread lightly. Help to protect our natural environment. • Help educate other ATV users to ride in a sustainable manner

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KINBASKET LAKE This is a great place to camp while you are exploring the Valemount area. There are three forestry campgrounds located along the lakeshore which are maintained, although no services are available. The area offers a large number of old forestry roads and natural wonders right from your campsite or one of the un-marked staging areas. You can also reach the Canoe Mountain Trail from this area.

CANOE MOUNTAIN TRAIL

With a peak elevation of 2621m, This trail is a must do trip while recreating around Valemount. An old road system will take you from the valley bottom to 360 degree views of the entire area including famous Mt. Robson. Once at the end of the road system, short hikes can be done to see emerald green alpine lakes, flowers, wildlife and abundant opportunities for the nature photographer. This trail is best accessed from the Kinbasket Lake area and takes riders to elevations of 8000′ + showcasing breathtaking views of the Valley. To access the staging area for the complete trail, travel 1km south of Valemount on Hwy5 and turn left at the first intersection where you will see signage for the Kinbasket lake. Remain on this road for 7.5km where you will reach the intersection of the East and West side roads. Turn right here and travel another 1km crossing the Canoe River and take your next right where you will find the staging area. This trail is sparsely signed from here you will utilize old road systems and right of ways to get to the top of Canoe mountain. Should you choose not to access the trail from the Kinbasket lake area there is also simple off highway access although this does shorten the trip substantially. For off-highway access to this area, drive 15km south of Valemount and look for a small turn off at the base of the mountain. This road is unmarked and comes up fast, so keep your eyes open. There is small area for parking and space to turn around. Enjoy the ride, although please remember to REMAIN ON THE TRAIL AT ALL TIMES!

WESTRIDGE FAMILY LOOP Within minutes from the Valemount town center, the Westridge Family Loop is an awesome ride to get your engines and muscles warmed up for a weekend of adventure. The area is accessed by turning right at the first intersection south of the Best Western (approx. 3km south of Valemount). Follow the main road for approx 2km until you reach the staging area on the right side of the road. From the parking area, use the hydro line to access the Forest Service Road and main family loop trail that will eventually bring you back to the parking lot. The area is very sparsely signed so bringing a GPS along with you is very beneficial, although there are many roads to explore that are not on the files available on the VARDA website.

There are many trails to explore in this area, so feel free to go wild and explore. Just be sure to stay on existing roads and trails.

To complete the family loop, remain on the main Westridge FSR for approximately 13km until you reach a small hydro dam. From here, cross the bridge at the station and continue to proceed right, this will pick up the trail and take you on a nice ride through the trees and eventually back to the valley bottom. There is a cabin in the middle of the loop that offers some nice views off of the balcony and is a great place for a fireside lunch. 29


SMALL RIVER FSR Beautiful views of rivers, creeks, wildlife and of course, mountains! This is a great way to put on 60+ kms in a day. This ride begins 35km north of Valemount at a nice highway rest area. Travel north of Valemount until you pass the Terracana Ranch. Your next available right hand turn will be the Small River rest area. The Forest Service Rd is not suitable to large vehicle traffic. Please unload in the rest area and park out of the way of other users

NORTH THOMPSON FSR

HUGH ALLEN FSR

A long, winding and beautiful forestry road taking the view-seeking riders to breath taking sights. This Forest Service Road is accessed approximately 45km south on Valemount on the West side of Hwy 5. There road is unmarked, although as you approach the only large overhead bridge on this section of highway, just past the Allen Creek snowmobile area, there will be a turn off on your right hand site a few hundred meters before the bridge. Stage off to the side at the beginning on the North Thompson FSR and enjoy the day as you take in the views that this beautiful valley has to offer.

This is a great ride that can be staged from the numerous campgrounds along the lake or simply by staging at the Valemount Marina. You can easily put on over 150km on this trip while site seeing, bear watching, or even try your luck at fishing. The trip begins with a nice long ride along the Kinbasket Lake before it heads up the Hugh Allen drainage. This is a great road ride for all ability levels and there are opportunities to explore different spur roads along the way. For general access to a staging area from the town of Valemount, travel 1km south of Valemount on Hwy5 and turn left at the first intersection where you will see signage for the Kinbasket lake. Remain on this road for 7.5km where you will reach the intersection of the East and West side roads. Turn right here and travel another 1km crossing the Canoe River and take your next right where you will find a good staging area. From here you will back track to the junction via your ATV and travel approximately 54km down the east side of Kinbasket lake until you reach the beginning of the Hugh Allen road system. This ride can be shortened by staging at many different locations along the East side of the lake.

SWIFT MOUNTAIN FSR

This trail is located minutes from the village of Valemount. This area is best for a quick half day (or less) ride that can produce amazing views of the Valley.To access the beginning of this road system, head north of Valemount for 1km and take your first right onto Loseth road. Follow this road for another 1.5km where you will see an option for a right turn that will take you across the train tracks. Stage here out of the way and follow the FSR up to some amazing views. 30


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MOUNTAIN BIKING I N VA L E M O U N T, B C

During the summer of 2015 VARDA worked on developing phase one of a three phase mountain bike trail Master Plan. We have added some amazing new mountain biking opportunities that are accessed within minutes from our town center. At this time we have a bit of something for everyone from the downhiller to the cross country pedaling machine. As we head into the summer of 2016 we intend to work to the completion of the Master Plan and be able to offer a full gambit of high quality mountain biking options. Keep an eye on Valemount as we continue to develop top notch recreation opportunities.

For more information on Valemount’s mountain biking opportunities please visit www.ridevalemount.com or contact the VARDA office to speak with someone directly. 32


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5 MILE ROAD Accessed by traveling down 5th avenue. Cross the train tracks and turn right. Your first left will get you onto 5mile/Hillside Mine Road. Main staging is located at 1km.

TINFOIL HAT

An intermediate level, new school downhill mountain bike trail. All jumps are table tops and able to be ridden over with ease. Any drops or harder lines have ride arounds to avoid the obstacle completely. While there is a mid-point entrance that is quite easily accessed via pedaling from the town site, this trail is best enjoyed via shuttle.

OLD SWIFT CREEK From the main staging area this is a 10km long round trip ride on a hand built old school cross country trail. The finish will utilize a bit of town road to return to the 5mile road and ultimately the staging area.

SOUTHERN TRAVERSE A new school rolling cross country trail. Accessed via the main Swift Creek entrance at 2km up 5mile road. This section of trail measures 2.5km although to get in and out will require use of the other trails systems as well creating a much longer ride.

CLIMB OUT OR RIDE IN This trail is used to enter or exit the newly built the Southern Traverse or the Swift Creek Technical Zone. This trail will eventually be built to access much higher elevations without having to use the 5mile road surface.

SWIFT CREEK TECH ZONE While situated within a small area, this chain of 2.5 loops provides riders with some technically challenging trails. Frequent and often dramatic changes in elevation combined with rock creates a superb environment to get the legs burning. Access via the Swift Creek and Lower Climbing trail, the alignment twists and turns through the topography with numerous optional technical trail features and a combination of fast open turns and bench cut trail.

INVERSION

A hand-made cross country trail that is suitable for novice to intermediate riders. Novice riders may look at this trail as a very beginner downhill although it has more of a cross country feel for intermediate riders. This trail intersects the Provincial trail at two separate occasions making for a variety of choices. This is a great ride for anyone pedaling from the town site.

PROVINCIAL TRAIL A hand-made beginner downhill type trail that is suitable for all levels of riders. This trail is accessed via an older skid road about 1.75km up the main road. Novice riders may look at this trail as a very beginner downhill although it has more of a cross country/enduro feel for intermediate riders. This is a great ride for anyone pedaling from the town site.

ANDREAS DOWNHILL A very old school, hand built fall line based downhill trail for advanced / expert riders. Steep and very rooty, this trail is NOT FOR BEGINNERS.This trail parallels the new Tinfoil Hat downhill with multiple intersections. 34


“ VALEMOUNT IS NOT JUST A WINTER WONDERLAND; VISIT VALEMOUNT IN THE SUMMER TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR AMAZING HOSPITALITY, NUMEROUS ACTIVITIES AND BREATHTAKING SCENERY ”. CAMPING KINBASKET L AKE WHITEWATER RAFTING FISHING AT Ving HIKING

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WHEN THE SNOW MELTS, WE BREAK OUT OUR FISHING RODS, HIKING BOOTS, CANOES, ATV’S AND BINOCULARS TO ENJOY EVERYTHING OUR VALLEY HAS TO OFFER.

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ELEVATION: ANNUAL SNOWFALL: AVERAGE WINTER TEMP: GROOMING SEASON: RATING: USER FEES:

2500-8200 FT OR 840-2750 M 15-24 FT OR 5-8 M -10 DEGREES CELSIUS DECEMBER TO MID-APRIL NOVICE TO EXPERT $25.00 PER DAY

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CAA AVALANCHE BULLETIN

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REPORT A POACHER / POLLUTER

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YELLOWHEAD HELICOPTERS 1-250-566-4401 VILLAGE OF VALEMOUNT 1-250-566-4435 HEADWATERS FOREST DISTRICT 1-250-587-6700 BC SNOWMOBILE FEDERATION 1-877-537-8716

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