Thank you SLH Picker Service for transporting the groomer and drag this past weekend. Beware, we have groomers working (filling in areas with snow) and removing trees along trail on the south side and north side (Carson Lake area). Trails have not been groomed.
We are looking for volunteers to sell tickets every weekend until the Sled Raffle Draw – Family Day Weekend. (In the event we are not able to host a rally because of low snow, we want to ensure we sell tickets as this is our major fundraiser for our groomers, trail maintenance etc.). Please help us out for a couple of hours. If everyone took a shift, it would be easier on our regular ticket sellers – Cyril, Alex, Elaine, Leroy and Annetta. Thank you to all of our members who have sold tickets so far. Special thank you to Canadian Tire, IGA, Adrenaline Powersports and RPM Powersports for selling tickets for us as well.
Staging areas will be open on the weekend. Please be aware, it is early riding conditions with low snow – average 12″. Watch out for the groomers as they will be out on the weekend prepping trails and then they are hoping to groom early next week. Beware of logs on the trail in various spots, you can get through, but they will remain, until they can be pushed by the groomer. WARNING: Logging activity present in various areas. We are looking for someone to ride with the groomer to help the operators Saturday, Sunday and/or Monday. If anybody is available, please message us or phone Don or Dave.
I MOVED to the Whitecourt IGA – come check me out! Thank you Canadian Tire for displaying me and selling raffle tickets throughout the Christmas season. Come buy your raffle tickets at IGA, Canadian Tire Whitecourt, Adrenaline Powersports Ltd and RPM Powersports Ltd.. The raffle draw is coming up – February 18th at the Senior’s Circle. $5.00/ticket.
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RIDING RECOMMENDATION: Riding is not recommended. If you are riding, please use the WHOLE trail, not just the center area
TRAIL CLEANING: We are finished, thanks to the many volunteers out there
CONDITION OF TRAILS: Trails are in poor condition due to lack of snow (about 4-8″ on average) and the trails are very rough.
HAZARDS: Numerous hazards on trails associated with low snow levels. All waterways, creeks and muskeg are not frozen. Anyone crossing the McLeod or the Athabasca River near their confluence, needs to use extreme caution. New erosion control structures have changed the currents and thus ice formations in a big way.
GROOMING: Trails have not been groomed yet, due to low snow levels.
STAGING AREAS: Eagle River & Groat Creek Staging Areas are locked and not open to the public.
USE CAUTION: Please beware, that we have industry working in the south and north in various locations.
MEMBERSHIPS: Don’t forget to buy your Trail or Day Pass prior to going out. Your support helps us to groom and maintain trails.