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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

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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