Current Trail Conditions - CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
March 27, 2019
Thank you to all who purchased passes and a special thank you to all who volunteered to help in one way or another throughout the season. We did have a good riding year and the trail was in good shape for a great deal of it. By purchasing a trail pass, you have helped to maintain the groomer, purchase fuel and hire a mulching machine to brush back the always evasive willow trees. The executive and trail committee remain committed to the existing trail and development of new areas. If you are interested in helping please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mapped, maintained and approved snowmobile trails in our area are looked after by the Alberta Beach Snowmobile Club. When the snow accumulates around 10 inches, most ATV's have difficulty maneuvering the hills and trails, which at that time, the snowmobile club starts grooming and the club would ask for respect from the ATV community.
Some of the snowmobile trails are on private land and these owners only open the trail to snowmobiles and ATV's who purchase trail passes. Snowmobilers must purchase a trail pass to use private property which provides our club and land owner with liability insurance. This trail pass helps fund the costs occurred in grooming and maintaining the trail. The greatest advantage of having maintained snowmobile trails is that we can groom them and make riding much safer and help prevent trespassing.
After hours and hours of volunteer work and much expense, a well groomed snowmobile trail can be destroyed by ATVs in a matter of minutes. Therefore, the snowmobile club asks that ATV owners respectfully stay off groomed trails, and most importantly, do not use private land. The Snowmobile Club is open to ATV use on "non groomed trails" that are on public lands.
As both groups are OHV and still are blessed to have a place to ride, it is in all best interest to work together. It is a privilege, not a right, to have trails in Alberta and that can be revoked at any time by any level of government.
A snowmobile is designated as such when manufactured. Any vehicle (truck or ATV) altered and fitted with tracks cannot be designated as a snowmobile (insurance issues).
Thank you, and if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.