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Trail Report January 13, 2022



It’s a beautiful wonderland out there and the trees are full of snow. We received fresh snow this past week. We have well over 2′ with lots of powder and untouched trails in the north. The south has seen more sleds due to accessibility. The warm weather has brought a bit of rain, but it has had little impact on our trails. Our large bodies of water are not frozen, please use caution. Please use our staging areas.

Hazards: Large water bodies not frozen. Pipeline Construction is on the north side on the Gundy Trail to letter K. The Trail is closed. All other crossings are open. Golden Triangle riders reminded to use the Carson Cabin Trail to the Athabasca Trail, Casino to Manweiler Trail to Virginia Hills. The trees are full of snow, therefore watch for hanging trees crossing the trail.

Grooming: South side – Town-Centennial Park Trail, Trail head at the Gun Range, past the Airport, Goodwin, Groat Creek Connector and Groat Creek Trail. The Tom Hill trail will be groomed some time this weekend. North Side – All groomed except Chickadee Creek to Gundy Cabin and Letter K/Pipeline Hill. Those trails will all be groomed early next week when it gets a bit colder. These 7c temps are hard on grooming. Please watch for the snow cats.

Enjoy riding, it’s BRAAAPPPP Time.

Whitecourt Trailblazers Fun Ride


Whitecourt Trailblazers Fun Ride (formerly VIP & Media Ride)

Date: Saturday, January 22, 2022
Departure time: 11:30am
Location: Forest Interpretive Centre – Trailer Parking available- Ride from the Centre to south side Trail Head off of the river.  Sled to Summit Cabin and back.  Enjoy the fun day.  “Having Fun” is the focus, join us in some fun games.  Please RSVP info@whitecourttrailblazers.ca to secure a spot.  Please purchase an ASA Day Pass or Membership Pass prior to attending.  A waiver will be emailed to you to sign off.  This is an ASA sanctioned event and requires a waiver.  11:30am to 4:00pm Guided ride.  Families, individuals, out of town riders, sponsors, donators and members welcome.  Please bring a bag lunch.  Unfortunately we will not be supplying any sleds this year.

For more information or to R.S.V.P, please email info@whitecourttrailblazers.ca

Trail Report January 6, 2022



We are still in a deep freeze, but the future is bright!  It looks to be quite a bit warmer the second week in January.  The trails that are groomed are holding up well, due to the fresh snow and cold temps.   

SNOW:  18″-24″ on the trails.  

GROOMING:  South Side needs to be filled from the Summit Cabin up to Tom Hill.  North side not filled #9 to Carson Lake.  South Side Grooming:  Bessie and Manweiler Trails are holding up.  The Snowcat will be heading out to groom the Goodwin, Groat and Summit Trail.   North Side Grooming: Eagle Staging area via Eagle Trail to the Athabasca Lookout to the Casino and back to the Staging area has been groomed.   Please get out and ride and this will help to pack our trails.   The Golden Triangle from the Carson Cabin to Letter O has not been filled or groomed.  

HAZARDS:  The Golden Triangle has been re-routed from Carson Cabin to Eagle River Casino to Manweiler Trail and to the Gundy Cabin.  Please use caution when crossing the trails where industry is or has been.  All temporary closures will be during the week and we will post the closure in advance.  From the GUndy Cabin to Letter K the trail is closed due to industry.  Please use caution on large water bodies as they are not frozen.   Check on our social media for updates before heading out. 

STAGING AREAS:  The staging areas will be graded for the

Thank you to ChampionX


Thank you to ChampionX for the use of your boardroom for our Executive meetings. We are in luxury and able to social distance ourselves in that boardroom. Very generous offer!

Thank You Strydhorst Enterprises Ltd. & Dave and Richard


Thank You Strydhorst Enterprises Ltd.

Thank you to our sponsor for the North Snow Cat – Strydhorst Enterprises Ltd.! Strydhorst is a sponsor that goes above and beyond to help out the Trailblazers. They help us with the trail maintenance and repairs and support our operators. Thanks for the sponsorship and expertise.

A thank you to these two gentlemen who do it all – sign installs, trail maintenance, cleaning, filling and grooming. Hard to keep up with the young guy (70+ years young). Thank you Dave Newbury and Richard Picard (the new guy). You are two hard working fellas. Thanks for your work on the trails and a big welcome to the new guy – Richard!!

Dave N has a request to please get out and sled on the north side, that helps to pack the trail (of course when it warms up). 

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