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Grooming Schedule and Conditions

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Sled Areas in Valemount, BC

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Avalanche & Safety

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2019 / 2020 Trail Pass Information

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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

Still a while yet

Posted by on Nov 15, 2019 in News

Its been a very warm week here in Valemount. Warm winds seems to have taken care of most of the lower valley snow and that certainly does not help our alpine access. Weather wise, a frontal system will continue tracking across the interior today and over the weekend. Snow is expected for most interior ranges with the highest amounts near the Cariboo-Columbias which is a good thing for us, but forecasted freezing levels are still quite high unfortunately. While snow levels should continue to build in the alpine, access will remain the...

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Alpine Cleanup and Work B

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in News

On Saturday September 7th, VARDA will be hosting a sled area Work B and Cleanup. It will be a day long event and we are working on an evening get together. We would like to organize two work groups. One for the Clemina area and one for Allan Creek. The Clemina work group will focus on the collecting and processing firewood to fill the basement of the shelter. Members of this group will need Atv’s or 4×4 work vehicles for access and utility trailers and a wood splitter would be a very big help. The Allan Creek group will travel to the...

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