Thank you for your annual sponsorship of the trail from the Athabasca River to the Eagle River Staging Area.
This trail is on the Golden Triangle trail and is one of the busiest routes on the northern trail system. It is the access point to town and the throughway to the Eagle River Staging Area, Eagle River Casino, Athabasca Lookout and Carson Cabin. This trail is used by many riders throughout the season.
Thank you Millar Western for your 2020/2021 Annual Sponsorship of Goodwin Lake Lookout. It is one of the nicest areas on our trails that provides a great area to rest, but also to play. The lake is fun to ride and play on. We have many of our rally checkpoints at this area and its always a popular stop.
Thank you Millar Western for your support throughout the year as well as with this sponsorship.
Thank you for your annual sponsorship of the Shiningbank Lookout and Groat Creek Lookout.
These are two beautiful lookouts with great views of our forested areas. These lookouts are popular resting points for groups of sledders. The Groat Creek Lookout is a quick stop. The Shiningbank Lookout boasts a great view of the area of Shiningbank. You can see the mountains from one area of the lookout. Always a treat to stop, rest and have a weiner roast.
Thank you Blue Ridge Lumber-West Fraser for your support on the trails and our rest areas.
Thank you Tri Jet Services Inc and G MacRitchie Forestry Services Inc for co-sponsoring the Summit Cabin location this season. We are very fortunate to have great support from our community. These two companies are very supportive in other endeavours with the Trailblazers and are always very generous.
The Summit Cabin was built in 2012 by volunteers as a warm up shelter. The cabin was erected in a weekend by a group of dedicated volunteers. It is a square timber (log) building with a surrounding deck. With the help of community donations, this cabin became a reality. Thanks to Double B Logging, Infratech Corporation, Crawford Machinery, Home Hardware, Strad Energy, Pengrowth Energy and IGA.
This is the second warm up shelter built on this location. Previously, there was a warm up shelter that unfortunately burnt down in the spring of 2012.
The area boasts 4 trail heads leading to trails on the south side. We host check points and other rides to the cabin. This is a popular cabin on the trail system that many people frequent. We have an outhouse, fire pit area and wood. Recently, we installed a solar panel and lights outside.
Thanks again for supporting us this season with your sponsorship.
We want to thank everyone who has purchased a Sled Deck Raffle Ticket! We are over $13,000 and today is our last day! Thank you, you have made a difference with your support!!!
We are very appreciative of the support online, as well as to those that help us throughout the year. We are a non-profit organization that relies heavily on grants, sponsorships, donations in kind, donations, trail pass sales, fundraisers and VOLUNTEERS!!! Without any of these supports, we would struggle to develop, maintain and groom trails.
Here are some QUICK FACTS, that you may not know:
Grooming Hours: It takes over 170 hours to groom all of our trails – 1 TIME @ $125/hr +
North Trails – 60 hours
South Trails – 50 hours
110 hours x $125/hr = $13,750
Golden Triangle Trails (Connectors) – 60 hours
Filling in creeks/trail preparation prior to grooming is a bit more time (170hrs +) 1 Time @ $125/hr +
Annual trail cleaning, signs, no other major repairs (water retention, dangerous trees, bridges out, etc) we will work well over 400 logged volunteer hours. Add in difficult years with wet seasons and high winds, this will increase more work and potentially higher costs.
THANK YOU to everyone who attends our rallies, buys tickets and trail passes!!!! MOSTLY A BIG THANKS TO ALL OF OUR PAST AND CURRENT VOLUNTEERS!!!!!
Thanks to Brad's Picker Service for helping us out on our move home. Thank you for your donation of the pilot truck service. Both cats are back in the shed. Thank you Don for making that happen.
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Posted by: Cindy Brooks on April 29, 2021
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For up-to-date trail conditions, phone the Sno-Line: 1-800-313-7383