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Operations are closed

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 facilities within recreation sites and on recreation trails

Recreation Sites and Trails BC’s (RSTBC) number one priority is the health and safety of British Columbians and visitors using recreation sites and trails across the province. RSTBC is following the advice of the Provincial Health Officer and is taking steps to support the Province of British Columbia in its effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Effective immediately, recreation facilities where there is a risk of increased social contact, contact with frequently touched surfaces, and/or where monies are exchanged will be closed. Such measures are in line with direction from the provincial health officer and are for the safety of our partners, volunteers, staff and visitors. Closures will apply to overnight shelters, backcountry cabins, day use shelters, fee collection booths and some infrastructure typically used by snowmobile, nordic ski, mountain bike and hiking groups. Additional facility closures may be considered by RSTBC in the future.