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Thank You to Our Snow Cat Sponsors and Operators

Feb03

A special thank you to our Snow Cat Sponsors – First Choice Truck and Car Wash, Strydhorst Enterprises and the Town of Whitecourt who have graciously given to help us out with our cats.  Our snowcats operate 24/7 and are equipped with amazing lights, but you still need to beware when they are on the trails.  We like to work in the early hours when it’s colder and less traffic on the trails, but they can be out working anytime. 

We have amazing operators who tend to work long hours when they do get out and at a slow pace between 4kms/hr to 8kms/hr, therefore, it can be a long day.  Thank you to our operators – Don Price, Richard Picard and Derek Rooks.  We are lucky to have skilled operators who take very good care of the snowcats throughout the winter and summer months.  Thank you to our very handy Dave Newbury who helped us out tremendously this past summer with the major work completed by Prinoth.  Thank you to Town of Whitecourt for our permanent storage shed and Woodlands County for storing the cat in the winter.

Updated Trail Report – February 2, 2023

Feb02

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We received 3-8″ in various areas the past few days.   South Side: The snow cat was out today and groomed to Tom Hill Tower from Summit, Bessie and Manweiler trails.  Trails are in great shape.  Please be aware that the snowcat works 24/7.  NORTH SIDE: We groomed The Golden Triangle connector from the Carson Cabin to the Freeman River this past weekend with favorable results.  In addition, we groomed to the Athabasca River from the Chickadee Burner and up to the Virginia Hills Road and back on the Gundy Trail (Golden Triangle section). 

Staging Areas: Both staging areas are open.  The Eagle River Staging Area has been cleared.  We hope to have the Groat Creek Staging Area cleared.  

Hazards: Reminder that our trail ends at the banks of all water bodies. Please be cautious for signage and re-routing on the trails in the north and the south during this winter. We have made many changes with flattening some hills, widening, mowing and mulching various trails. Multiple re-routing/bypasses have been completed; please watch for signs or ribboning. We have Forestry Industry adjacent to many of our trails, therefore a heads up and stay on the trails.  PLEASE DO NOT USE THE OLDMAN ROAD ON THE SOUTH SIDE, AS IT’S BEING USED BY CANFOR.

A Positive Leader – Roxanne Brown – Club President

Feb02

Roxanne Brown has been the President of the Club since April-2019 and is an integral part of the Whitecourt Trailblazers.  She has been riding for many years.  She loves sledding around Whitecourt and exploring off trails.  Roxy enjoys riding in the mountains, checking out other trails in Alberta and seeing what other Clubs are doing to promote sledding.  Roxanne has a very positive attitude which has helped guide our group through many ups and downs with industry, COVID implications and mother nature related issues.  This gal has certainly stepped up to the position while excelling in promotions and marketing snowmobiling and her willingness to learn and try new things.  Thank you Roxanne for your ongoing volunteerism with the club, you are appreciated.  

Club President Brown’s Interview on XM105FM – Trailblazers’ Updates

Feb02

Club President Brown’s Interview on XM105FM

REMINDER OF OUR ONLINE SLED RAFFLE, IF YOU HAVEN’T PURCHASED YOUR TICKET YET VISIT: https://www.rafflebox.ca/raffle/whitecourttsc
 
Great job to our Club President-Roxanne Brown on your interview! A true ambassador for Whitecourt, Woodlands County and the Trailblazers.

https://fb.watch/irGngPCUK_/?mibextid=uc01c0  




Trail Report – February 1, 2023

Feb01

TRAIL REPORT – FEBRUARY 1, 2023
REMINDER OF OUR ONLINE SLED RAFFLE, IF YOU HAVEN’T PURCHASED YOUR TICKET YET VISIT: https://www.rafflebox.ca/raffle/whitecourttsc
 
We are receiving snow today.  A winter snowfall warning is in our region between now and Thursday.  Please do the snow dance!!

We groomed The Golden Triangle connector from the Carson Cabin to the Freeman River this past weekend with favourable results.  We groomed to the Athabasca River from the Chickadee Burner and up to the Virginia Hills Road and back to Gundy Trail (Golden Triangle section).  As well, we will be grooming up to Shiningbank Lookout via Summit, Bessie and Manweiler trails in the next couple days so beware of the snowcat on the trails during the day.     

Staging Areas: Both staging areas are open. 

Hazards:  Reminder that our trail ends at the banks of water bodies. Please be cautious for signage and re-routing on the trails in the north and the south during this winter.  We have made many changes with flattening some hills, widening, mowing and mulching various trails.  Multiple re-routing/bypasses have been completed; please watch for signs or ribboning.  We have Forestry Industry adjacent to many of our trails, therefore a heads up and stay on the trails.

Saturday January 28, 2023 Carson Cabin Sponsored by Jason Thomas Enterprises. Snow Cats Sponsored by First Choice Truck & Car Wash and Strydhorst Enterprises

Our Trail Maps are Available through our Website

Jan31

Did You Know
We Have Maps Available  
Through Our Website?

We often get asked where is the paper map copy?  We have our maps available through our website to print.  The perfect map is a 11 x 17 and you can read the detail with ease.  We recommend you print (use Firefox Browser) and laminate it yourself (or send to a copy place and ask for laminated or the tearless paper).  The map has distances, marker points Whitecourt Trailblazers’ Facilities, The Golden Triangle Trail System and some rules.  

In addition, we have 2 Whitecourt In-Town Maps that show the routes out of town as well as in-town trails that can be printed. 

If you are a Garmen User or other gadget user, we have a GPX Map with GPS points for download.  Our favorite is the Google Map that is very friendly that we have GPS locations marked.  You can use it in various views.  

In addition, we have a simple Quick Trail System Map that includes our trail names and our facilities for reference.  

We have numerous maps and signs on the trail system, take a picture of our large map next time you are out, it is the same as the 11×17 map.  

There are other maps available to purchase through the APP Store that have been developed.  The ideas are endless.  Please take the time before you head out to plan your route. 

PLEASE NOTE:  The Golden Triangle has points designated by letters and our points on the Trailblazers’ Maps are by numbers and names. 

https://www.whitecourttrailblazers.ca/trails/



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