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Trail Report March 18, 2021

Mar18

Spring is here. Riding is not recommended on our trails. Access to the trails has deteriorated. Staging areas are closed. See you next year on the trails.

Golden Triangle Trail System of Swan Hills, Fox Creek and Whitecourt trails are poor. Riding not recommended in our region.

Trail Report March 10, 2021

Mar10

Trail Report March 10, 2021-Spring riding
South Side: We received 4-6″ out on the south trails. People are still riding out there. It’s a bit rough to get in, but once you are out, they are holding up. Trail is good to Tom Hill Tower from the Bessie and Manweiler Trails. The snow cat was out recently up to Tom Hill. Summit area has fresh snow as well.
North Side: Trail system has logging on Golden Triangle sections from L to O and also logging from Chickadee Burner to Gundy Cabin. Trails are not closed, but take caution. The Carson Trail (#6-#9) is open, but low snow from equipment that worked in that area. Our section from the Carson Cabin to Letter O was not cleared or groomed due to not being able to access the trail with the cat (open water and low snow). Very slow going through there with big woops. Reminder there is no access into town from the north side due to river flowing. Please use the Eagle River Staging Area. Enjoy the fresh snow.

Trail Report – March 4, 2021

Mar04

Trail Report March 4, 2021

Whitecourt – Spring riding conditions – warm temps and low snow. What snow we did have is disappearing fast. People are still riding, but please ride with caution and slow down.  We received 3-4″ on the weekend, but have experienced above 0c all week.

March 1-March 5th -Please beware of heavy equipment on the Carson Trail between #6 to #9 and the Carson Lake Trail. We are doing overhead brushing and clearing on these two trails!!   We will advise when it is safe to proceed on these trails. 

North Side: Snow is skinny (6-12″) on the north trail system. Chickadee Burner to Virginia Hills has decent snow. All trails are rideable, but ride cautiously in these lower snow areas. No access to northside trail via river. OPEN WATER-Please stage at Eagle River Staging area. Beware of logging on trail from Carson Cabin to Freeman.  

South Side: Snow is 6-12″ on south side. Bessie and Manweiller and to the Athabasca River are decent riding. Summit Cabin to Tom Hill has snow, but has not been groomed. Ride with caution on all trails as bare spots are showing in lower snow areas. We Would not recommend Goodwin Lake trail as hills are showing bare spots.

GOLDEN TRIANGLE: 

Whitecourt:  Trail from Carson Cabin to Letter O has been cleaned but not groomed. 

Fox Creek:
The trails getting out of town ( first 2km) are not great it’s low and soft.  After that they are good  a bit bumpy but enough snow to ride.

Swan Hills: Received a few inches last weekend, groomer was out this week to the west and east, it’s going to be am awesome weekend for riding and rooms are great rate, get out and be safe

Trail Closed – Brushing & Clearing – Heavy Equipment

Feb28

February 29-March 5th -Please beware of heavy equipment on the Carson Trail between #6 to #9 and the Carson Lake Trail. We are doing overhead brushing and clearing on these two trails!!   We will advise when it is safe to proceed on these trails. 

Trail Report February 18, 2021

Feb18

TRAIL REPORT FEBRUARY 18, 2021
We are expecting a beautiful weekend and looking forward to seeing our friends on the trails. We have not received any fresh snow; however, conditions are good despite low snow. There is still only 6-12″ out there, but the base is decent.
Trail Cleaning: All trails are cleaned a second time including the Golden Triangle sections
Grooming: The south side has been groomed a couple of times. The only trail not groomed yet is the Summit Cabin to Tom Hill Tower. The Goodwin has been groomed but has very low snow, ruts and dirt. The north side Carson Trail is groomed. Please use the Eagle River Staging area to go on the north side. Please beware that Snow Cats work 24-7. The cat will be out sometime in the next week on the Golden Triangle section between L & O.
Staging Areas (Groat Creek and Eagle River): Are open and graded.
Hazards: Trails can still a bit rough in places due to low snow-ride cautiously. Major waterways are not frozen and extremely rough. Beware of logging on the Golden Triangle Connector between Gundy Cabin and Virginia Hills and Logging by #15 & #16 (Carson Trail). The trail that crosses the road on #10 area is being used. Watch for signs and beware of big equipment.
We are working hard to keep our trails maintained and rideable for all sledders with the minimal amount of snow. We would ask that all ATV/UTV’s and wheeled vehicles, to please not drive on the snowmobile trail system. The ruts make it dangerous for snowmobiles and extra work for our groomers.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Trail Report February 11, 2021

Feb11

We have not received a lot of fresh snow and VERY COLD THIS PAST WEEK!!! We have about 6-12″ on the trail system. Some places are deep and others are not. We are all super sad that we aren’t able to host a rally this coming weekend, it’s always a good time.

Trail Cleaning: Thanks again to all of our trail cleaners on both the north and south trails, who cleaned a second time after our big snow squal. We will not be cleaning or grooming the Carson Trail between #9 to #6 (cut across trail to Golden Triangle and Gundy Trail). Trail cleaning is finished except for the Golden Triangle section from Carson Cabin to Letter O. We will then be filling creeks, with the snow cats on the connector between L & O.

Grooming: It’s been too cold this past week to groom.  SOUTH:We groomed on the south side from the gravel pit to the Summit Trail to Summit Cabin, as well on Bessie and Manweiler Trails.  Trails can be still a bit rough in places due to low snow.   We have not groomed the Summit to Tom Hill or Goodwin and Groat Creek – they will be groomed when it warms up next week.  NORTH: no grooming done yet – next week.

Hazards: Trails can be still a bit rough in places due to low snow-ride cautiously.  Major waterways are not frozen and extremely rough. Beware of logging on the Golden Triangle Connector between Gundy Cabin and Virginia Hills and Logging by #15 & #16 (Carson Trail). The trail that crosses the road on #10 area is being used. Watch for signs and beware of big equipment.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID 19 Pandemic Restrictions and late snow, we are cancelling our Rally. See you Family Day Weekend 2022. Don’t forget to support us on purchasing an online sled deck raffle ticket through our social media and website. It has now become our major fundraiser.https://www.rafflebox.ca/raffle/whitecourttsc

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