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Grooming Schedule and Conditions

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Posted April 12, 2021

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Sled Areas in Valemount, BC

Snowmobiling in the Valemount area is second to none when it comes to accessible area, open spaces, amazing scenery and POWDER [...] Read More

Avalanche & Safety

As snowmobiles get more powerful and riders more skilled, the opportunities for exploring the backcountry grow. But before you [...] Read More

2020 / 2021 Trail Pass Information

Daily trail fees are applicable in all of our managed snowmobiling areas including Clemina, Keyhole, [...] Read More


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The Valemount and Area Recreation Development Association is a non-profit association, consisting of a range of local business and backcountry users. 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 a Sustainable Resource Management Plan (SRMP) for our area the covers territory from Horsey Creek to Blue River.
The SRMP was developed for:

  • security of investments
  • protection for public access to crown land
  • and sustainability of growth for each outdoor recreational activity.

In addition, VARDA assists government in the management of the recreational snowmobiling sector in the Valemount area. We oversee grooming, manage trailhead staff and area maintenance. Much of our efforts are put towards rider education relating to ethical riding, wildlife sensitivities, safety and backcountry stewardship. As the association grows we will focus on further developing the other outdoor recreational activities that our valley has to offer.

Membership is key!  As a membership driven non-profit, VARDA relies on participation and support from our members.  Please sign up for a VARDA membership in the links above, ask you friends to do the same, and be proud to support a group that has your best interests in mind.  There are many benefits associated with membership besides general support and you will find them under the membership section on this website.

Thank you for your interest in VARDA and Valemount.


To contact us:

VARDA, Box 721, Valemount BC. V0E 2Z0
250-566-4817 ph/f



Latest News

It’s Bike Season!

Posted by on May 28, 2021 in News

Late May trail update;   All trails from Turducken down are now open (minus Coaster due to the landslide)   PLEASE NOTE – The shuttle road is CLOSED above 3km due to a major slump that is unsafe to go near. We are working closely with our friends at Valemount Community Forest and Northern Development Initiative Trust to find a repair solution although that will not be until after the road bans are off in early June.   Our maintenance crew has done an amazing job buffing up our trails to the standard we are known for...

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Switching gears, Valemount is pretty rad in the summer too!

Posted by on Apr 28, 2021 in News

There certainly are a few diehard winter fanatics kicking around trying to access the alpine snow, although most of us are switching from tracks to tires at this time.  The cool night time temperatures are not helping dry out our trails, although some of the lower valley bike trails are beginning to be accessible and people are getting out on their bikes and atv’s.   As always, feel free to reach out to our office with questions on Valemount and all things fun. Ride safe.

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