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Difficult Times

Posted by on Nov 20, 2020 in News

Snowmobiling and all other outdoor activities are a safe way to blow off the mental stress we are all facing.. If you do decide to travel to Valemount we ask that everyone be as safe and respectful as possible, no matter which side of the Covid discussion you are on. Anyone deciding to travel for recreation needs to portray a good public image to the communities they travel to by: – Wearing a mask as required by the most recent PHO – Travel only with yourself, household or pandemic bubble – Respect other people’s beliefs...

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VARDA Annual General Meeting October 14 2020

Posted by on Sep 14, 2020 in News

October 14th, 2020, 7:00pm @ VARDA Office 1020 Commercial Drive Covid safety measures will be in place including social distancing and the mandatory use of face masks in the building. The AGM is a mandatory and legal requirement for all non-profits to hold annually. Attendees will be given a high-level report of the year in review and updated on VARDA current events. Members in attendance will also be voting in three directors for a one-year term and appointing two directors from the snowmobile membership as per our bylaws. After the AGM...

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Summer showed up

Posted by on Aug 5, 2020 in News

Have you experienced Valemount Yet? Endless opportunities await you such as some of BC’s finest mountain bike trails at the Valemount Bike Park, camping and fishing adventures on the scenic Kinbasket Lake, scenic Atv routes on old Forest Service Roads, or elevate your lifestyle by tackling one our many alpine hiking opportunities. Contact us at VARDA or reach out to Tourism Valemount for more info on our amazing community and it’s outdoor adventures.

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Weird times for sure

Posted by on Jun 5, 2020 in News

VARDA builds and manages opportunities for outdoor recreation in the Valemount area and our intent is always to share them with locals and visitors alike. We are proud of the work we do and we have always encouraged #ridevalemount to anyone, but all we can do now is try to follow the latest guidelines listed by our Provincial Government The links and guidelines seem to change daily and we are trying our best to follow them, but in the end, its up to the individual. Please understand, we have no authority to open or close due to a virus. That...

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Posted by on Apr 3, 2020 in News

We are in difficult times right now and we wish everyone well. Valemount is a small town with limited health resources. We all love Valemount and we appreciate your love and interest in our community, but it is time for best practices as described by our health authorities. VARDA will not provide a service that promotes travel to our community or recreation in mountainous terrain in these times. Both BC and Alberta have declared a state of emergency. Our health authorities, as well as our Prime Minister, are urging people to stay home and...

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Operations are closed

Posted by on Mar 23, 2020 in News

Below is an excerpt from an email from the Provincial Government regarding recreation site operations during this crisis.  VARDA volunarily ceased operations early last week and then the government mandated closures soon followed.  We want to thank everyone for choosing the ride in and support the Valemount Community this year and we are sad to see things end this way.  The snow will be back next season.  For now, be safe and be helpful to the greater good. Re: use of snowmobile, nordic skiing, and overnight and backcountry...

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Bluebird days ahead

Posted by on Feb 18, 2020 in News

The forecast is showing a week of clear skies ahead and there is nothing better than a blue sky day above 6000 feet. With an alpine snowpack of over three meters the riding conditions are at their finest. The combination of blue skies, smooth trails and epic terrain cannot be beat. Call your favourite riding crew, load up the machines and visit the mountain paradise of Valemount, BC.

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Family Day

Posted by on Feb 14, 2020 in News

Over 30cms of snow has fallen over this week and it was still snowing in the high country at the time of writing this report. Heading into the Family Day weekend, conditions are looking great and the snowy trend looks to continue for the next few days. Our groomers will be maintaining all four areas over the weekend. Get out early to beat the rush and for the smoothest access. PLEASE park your vehicle with others in mind and set a good example for the rest to follow. Remember to check avalanche.ca before you head out and report your...

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Please consider becoming a member

Posted by on Jan 28, 2020 in News

Are you a VARDA member?  Do you ride here often?  If the answer to the first question was NO and the second question was YES, please consider supporting your local and provincial clubs with a simple $40.00 membership purchase.  Membership matters more than most people realize.  For our club specifically, the main benefit is to show that we represent a large user group when applying for funding, or new land or simply trying to secure the riding areas we currently have.  For our Provincial group, the BCSF, membership...

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Merry Christmas

Posted by on Dec 18, 2019 in News

Snow has been hammering out in the riding areas over the last couple of days and the forecast is calling for continued stormy weather through to at least Saturday. Alpine snow levels are continuing to grow and the riding this week should be amazing. Keep an eye out as with the warm temps and early season snowpack, hazards such as open creeks, rocks and stumps can still be found. Our groomer fleet is out and active and we are in full winter operations.  For a full update, please visit the Grooming and Conditions tab under the Snowmobiling...

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