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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

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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