WORLD SNOWMOBILE INVASION IS FEBRUARY 11-15, 2015

Trail Report for Jan 21/15

Jan21

Trail Report for Jan 21/15
Trail Conditions
All South trails have been groomed within the last two weeks, The groomer is heading out today on the south and will see what he can do before it gets to warm. (we cannot groom when the weather is above 0)

Most of the trails in the North (east of highway 32) have been groomed at least once in the past two weeks. Some of the trails are in need of a groomer but due to the temperature we have not been able to get out again as of yet. But the operator is anxious to get going. Gundy Cabin Trail is now open and has been groomed and is in great shape. Carson Cabin to letter 0 has not been groomed and will be cleaned this weekend hopefully, then we can send a groomer late next week or early the week after

Caution is still advised with the early snow conditions there are still a lot of leaning trees and weak trees along the trail that could fall with more snow.
Please use Extreme Caution when crossing water including rivers, lakes, ponds and streams

Next Club meeting Feb4/15 @7:30pm at the Whitecourt Legion

Jan 15/15 Trail Report

Jan15

Trail Report for Jan 15/15
Trail Conditions
All South trails have been groomed within the last week including Groat Creek Canyon Trail, Goodwin Lake Trail, Summit Trail and the Manweiler Trail to the River. The trail to silver summit has had the creeks filled but there is not enough snow that way to pull the groomer due to blowing snow in the cut blocks.

Most of the trails in the North (east of highway 32) have been groomed and are in great condition, these include the Carson loop, Eagle Loop and the Athabasca Lookout. Caution is still advised with the early snow conditions there are still a lot of leaning trees and weak trees along the trail that could fall with more snow.
Gundy is still now open and has been groomed and is in great shape.
Carson Cabin to letter 0 has not been groomed and will be cleaned this weekend hopefully, then we can send a groomer late next week or early the week after
Please use Extreme Caution when crossing water including rivers, lakes, ponds and streams
Next Club meeting Feb4/15 @7:30pm at the Whitecourt Legion

Jan 10-15 Trail Report

Jan10

Trail Report for Jan 10/15
Trail Conditions
All South trails have been groomed this week including Groat Creek Canyon Trail, Goodwin Lake Trail, Summit Trail and the Manweiler Trail to the River. The trail to silver summit has had the creeks filled but there is not enough snow that way to pull the groomer due to blowing snow in the cut blocks.
New Snow has made for great trail conditions in most areas
Most of the trails in the North (east of highway 32) have been groomed and are in great condition, these include the Carson loop, Eagle Loop and the Athabasca Lookout. Caution is still advised with the early snow conditions there are still a lot of leaning trees and weak trees along the trail that could fall with more snow.
Gundy is still not passable with the groomer but a crew of 11 guys went out this morning to clean it and we hope to have the groomer go out next week.
Please use Extreme Caution when crossing water including rivers, lakes, ponds and streams
Next Club meeting Jan 14/15 @7:30pm at the Whitecourt Legion

Trail Report Jan 5/14

Jan05

Trail Report for Jan 5/15
Trail Conditions
South trails were Groomed between Christmas and New Years including Groat Creek Canyon Trail, Goodwin Lake Trail, Summit Trail and the Manweiler Trail to the River.
New Snow has made for great trail conditions
South groomer is planned to go out before the weekend if the weather warms up slightly
North trails have not been groomed but the North/East have been checked and cleared. Caution is still advised with the early snow conditions there are still a lot of leaning trees and weak trees along the trail that could fall with more snow.
North trails are a little choppy in spots but make for some great riding!
Gundy is still not passable with the groomer and we are organizing a group to try and go clean that trail this weekend, if your available we will be meeting at the Ritz @8am on Saturday
The North snowcat is operational but we are waiting for the weather to warm up to mid -20s before we send it out
Please use Extreme Caution when crossing water including rivers, lakes, ponds and streams
Next Club meeting Jan 14/15 @7:30pm at the Whitecourt Legion

Trail Reports Christmas Time

Dec23

Trail Report for Christmas
Trail Conditions
Here is the deal, all the trails are rideable. Lots are not passable with the groomer but a sled is ok. All trails need to be ridden and checked so that we can effectively clear trail. (there are lots of leaners that hinder the width of a snow cat but make for some pretty riding on a sled)
The Summit trail and Goodwin Lake Trail have been groomed (they were groomed last week)
Nothing in the North has been groomed, this will more than likely need to stay this way until the first part of the new year. We are working hard to get the new snowcat ready to send out as well as getting the trails cleaned for the third and forth times this season. We apologize for the inconvenience, we are doing what we can to get everything up to the amazing conditions that we are known for.
Caution is advised while on the trails as there are hanging trees and in some parts trees crossing the trails.
Please use Extreme Caution when crossing water including rivers, lakes, ponds and streams
Next Club meeting Jan 14/15 @7:30pm at the Whitecourt Legion

Trail Report Dec 17/14

Dec17

Trail Report Dec 17/14

Trails are open.

Both Eagle River and Groat creek staging area’s are open and snow has been plowed.

The South trails including Summit and Goodwin have been groomed, they are typical early season condition and extreme caution is advised, there are a couple of dirt spots, icy sections and large bumps. If you ride resposibly there is a lot of fun to be had.

The North trails have not seen a groomer yet but we hope that will happen by then end of this week or early next week.

Extreme Caution is advised when crossing any waterways including rivers, creeks, ponds and lakes.

Also note that the Whitecourt Town bylaw permits sleds to ride from town to the trail system on designated trails ONLY!!

No overnight camping at the staging area’s or in the warmup shelters.

Upcoming events

Next Club general Meeting is Jan14/15@ 7:30pm downstairs at the Whitecourt Legion, Everyone is welcome

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