Friday April 2nd grooming update.
Groomed brash out to the Gordon Sydney cabin.
Pulled all the trail marker signs along the Gordon Sydney trail and brought the beacon checker in as well for the season . Pushed some more parking up at 9km on brash so between 7km and 9km there's lots of parking now. That's a wrap for the the 20/21 season. All the cats ran great. We groomed just over 500 hours between the kingfiisher trail systems and the ashton / brash trails . Thanks to our sponsors this season , with out your support we would not be able to offer what we do and put these kind of hours on our cats to keep the trails smooth all winter .
Now what am I going to do with all my free time??
Thanks again every one for the best season the hrsa has ever had.
March 27th - Brash and Gordon Sydney Trails groomed. Parking is at 7km on Brash and 8-9km on Ashton.
March 19 - Laforge groomed. Parking where you can fit from 14km up to 17km. Ice on trail from 14.5 to 17km NO TRAILERS PLEASE. Parking for Cooke still at 10km. About 3” of fresh in Alpine
0-2km very muddy on Kingfisher Main
Friday March 19 update
Ashton and Brash, as well as the Gordon Sydney trail, were groomed March 16/17 . Only 20 riders since last groom.
Its spring conditions up there but looks like we have a storm rolling in this weekend so fingers crossed we get a reset .
Parking on brash is at 4km . The trail is very icy up to 7 km so please be careful . After that its smooth sailing.
Parking on ashton is 7 1/2 km . Trail is in great shape from there on up
Friday March 12th. Cooke Creek Groomed. Parking at 10km. There’s a few bare patches on Laforge around 14km. Parking at 10km for this weekend then road will be plowed off and parking moved up higher.
Wednesday March 10th - Brash trail and Gordon Sydney Trail Groomed. Small patches of gravel all the way to 6km.
Parking in upper lot, hydro lot and at 6 km on Ashton
Friday March 5th
Groomed brash and Gordon Sydney, hauled more firewood so please stack it if your heading up there tomorrow
Snowing very heavily while I was up there tonight. Trail was wet heavy snow up to 16km on brash then got better with cooler temps and fresh snow falling .
REMINDER to keep right , most sections of the trail are 25 to 30 feet wide and there's one pounded out track down the middle . Please take it easy on the bottom half of the trail as this warm weather is making it tough for the groomer to smooth it out . Easy on the throttle up means everyone will have a smooth ride down.
Laforge groomed March 5. Parking at 10km. I am not sure how the road is from 0-3km but it’s good from 3-10. Still snow all the way up from parking lot.
Wednesday March 4th - Ashton Groomed; parking at 6km
Saturday Feb. 27th Brash to GS groomed as well as Cooke Creek
Friday Feb. 26th Brash groomed to Gordon Sydney 3 feet of fresh snow
Friday Feb. 26th LaForge groomed 15" of fresh snow
Ashton Trail groomed Feb. 24th; plowed to 6km due to lack of snow..... but then it snowed!!!!
Grooming update Saturday feb 20th
Groomed brash , and Gordon Sydney trail .
Snowing very hard tonight so tomorrow should be really good.
Ashton trail groomed Feb 18th. Lots of fresh snow.
Brash, Ashton Trails groomed and gs trail with just the cat done Feb. 6. Parking upper and lower lots.
Laforge Trail Groomed Sat. Feb. 6th. Spent
some time finding signs. Parking at 10km.
February 4, 2021
Cooke Creek groomed Feb 5. Parking at 10km.
Brash Trail to main Chalet groomed Feb. 3rd. Parking all units in main upper lot.
january 31, 2021
Laforge groomed Jan 30..parking will be at
10km for both Cooke and Laforge now. Lots of parking along rd. Trailers can turn
around at Junction. Please do not block the
January 30, 2021
Brash and Gordon Sydney trails groomed Friday Jan. 29, about 16 inches of fresh!! Parking in upper and lower lots.
Jan. 23 Grooming Report-
Groomed up Brash, and out to the Gordon Sidney.
No new snow 👎🏼
January 22, 2021
Jan 21. Cooke groomed. Parking at 10km
We will be putting the groomed trail in on Laforge/Mara tomorrow evening so please do not block the trail. I will be starting up around 5pm to groom to the top. I plan on filling the rd from 12-18km with snow starting around 9pm. Parking will be at 12km starting Saturday. Fingers crossed.
Enjoy the sunshine
JANUARY 21, 2021
Brash trail groomed to main Chalet Jan. 20, parking in upper lot.
January 17, 2021
Ashton and Gordon Sydney trails groomed Saturday Jan 16, parking upper and lower lots as well as under hydro line.
January 15, 2021
Cooke Creek Trail groomed, parking at 10klm.
January 14, 2021
Brash Trail groomed Jan. 13 to main Chalet. Good snow up top!!
January 10, 2021
Ashton and Gordon Sidney Trails groomed Jan. 9th.
January 9, 2021
Laforge groomed Jan. 8. Parking plowed at
Cooke parking at 10km
January 8, 2021
Brash Trail groomed Jan. 7th to main Chalet, parking upper and lower lots.
January 4, 2021
Brash trail to junction of Brash/ Ashton groomed Jan. 3rd. Parking lower and upper lots.
January 3rd, 2021
Brash, Ashton and Gordon Sydney Trails groomed January 2nd, bottom 10 km a little rough due to warm weather. Parking in upper and lower Lots
Jan 1, 2021
Cooke Creek Groomed Dec. 31. Parking at 10km
Brash and Gordon Sydney groomed Dec. 31. Parking upper and lower lots.
December 30, 2020
Grooming update dec 29/30
Groomed ashton and out to the Gordon sydney cabin . Please go slow through the upper parking lot on your sled if your coming from the bottom lot . There is now a big burm at the brash trail head from keeping trucks from driving up our groomed trail .
December 27, 2020
Mara groomed ..Parking plowed at 18.5 km...Cooke Creek Groomed parking at 10km.
Active hauling On Kingfisher this week.
Side trail from 3-5 km is groomed..Side Rd is groomed from 5-10km.
Grooming updated dec 26/27
Groomed brash up to main chalet , groomed out back to the Gordon sydney cabin . It was snow very heavy all evening .
The hill is very icy between bottom parking lot and upper parking lot . NO TRAILERS to go up.
Tons of fresh snow and blue skys on the way . See you on the mountain.
Dec 24. Merry Christmas
Cooke Creek groomed parking at 10km
Laforge Groomed. Parking at 18.5 km
Thursday December 24, 2020
Wednesday dec 23 groomed up brash to the main chalet , pushed up to the D.O.T tower turned around and groomed down Ashton . Please take it easy on the trails and avoid hammering the throttle. We won't be back out grooming till boxing day night so help keep the trails smooth for every one . Merry Christmas everyone .
Sunday Dec. 20, 2020
Grooming update- Dec. 19
Groomed up Ashton to Main Chalet and down Brash.
Parking on Ashton at 6 km, Brash staging from upper parking lot.
Please remember to be respectful of Covid-19 guidelines set in place for our cabins. Masks are mandatory inside, and limited users at a time.
We need you all to do your part to keep our cabins open.
Friday Dec. 18 , 2020
Cooke groomed. Parking at 10km on Kingfisher..Laforge groomed lots of parking for Trucks at 18.5 on Mara.Turn left at 18 km Junction..remember the last 6 km going up Mara is basically a one way..definitely not Big trailer friendly....
20" of fresh on Cooke at 1pm , 15" fresh on Mara at 6pm.
Grooming update dec 18/19
Brash trail groomed up to the main chalet . Groomed down ashton to 13km , turned around and came back up and went back down brash . 2 feet of fresh pow . Please take it easy on the throttle up ans down , help us keep the trails smooth for everyone to enjoy .
We did not groom out to the Gordon sydney cabin as we still need more snow before we can go back there again .
Friday December 18 , 2020
Good evening every one, well it is hard to believe we are already at the tail end of December!! Tomarrow marks the first day of the winter break hear at HRSA. Our groomers are out making smooths trails, our Trail Attendants will be at both trail heads 7 days a week to welcome you and assist with parking, avalanche forcast, trail passes and memberships.
Down at the Ashton Brash trail we have been staging from the lower and upper lots. Groomer is out tonight so hoping to have an update if this has changed after some rain down low today.
For the Cooke and Mara Mt trails parking has now been moved to 10klm for Cooke and up to 18 on Mara. The first 2 klms on the Kingfisher are really muddy and lots of pot holes. After that is very slushy. There is no groomed trail yet on the south side of the main road up to either staging area. Plesde do not ride a snowmobile on the plowed road. As soon as we get snow we can start to build the trail. That's about it for now, we will be posting an update in regards to the logging on Sunday night! Keep doing that snow dance , look forward to seeing you all at the trails. Happy sledding!!!!
Sunday December 13, 2020
Grooming report Saturday dec 12
Brash groomed from 10km up to the main cabin. We roughed in the trail out to the Gordon Sydney cabin , please take it easy on this trail as there is some obstacle to avoid . We had numerous creeks to fill in as well . After that we groomed down to 13 km on Ashton turned around and came back up and over brash . Please take it easy on the trails , the more you hammer the throttle the faster the get rough again .
Reminder : face masks are mandatory in the cabins and this is everyone's responsibility to follow the rules . Cabins are use at your own risk .
If you haven't purchased those membership yet nows the time.
Beacon checker is now in just past the Ashton / Brash junction so stop and check your beacon is working .
Friday December 11, 2020
Well tomorrow ( dec 12th) is the official start to the operation season. Our president and director mike will be heading out bright and early to start carving brash and ashton trails in and working his way out to the gordon Sydney cabin . PLEASE take extra caution on the trails as the snow cat will be on them all day . If you do come across the cat please pull off the trail and give right of way to the cat . Trail fees or memberships are now mandatory so please carry those with you at all times as there will be club directors checking . Reminder its $25 per day
$185 primary membership
$20 per day for bcsf associate members
Also the HRSA board and members recently completed a massive signage project on our entire trail system , so if your uncertain of the area and nervous on navigating around our trails this will make it a breeze and lead you to and from your destinations .
Hope to see you all on the trails tomorrow. Be safe everyone!
Thursday December 10, 2020
Good evening all , tonight we have received some news about the LaForge Trail. It appears that our groomed Trail has been plowed off up to 18klm. We were not aware of any logging going on it that area, and we are just as upset about this as you the riders will be. So as of tonight the LaForge Trail is shut down.
There is to be no snowmobile traffic Monday thru Friday on this trail, we are working on getting more information about this situation and when we know more we will also let you know.
With that being said Cooke Creek will be the only trail open to ride as of now. Our collector will be on site tomarrow and on the weekend and will remind riders of the situation.
Tuesday December 8, 2020
Groomer update as we have been having a lot of people messaging the club wanting to know if and when we will be grooming . Lafarge and Cooke were groomed last weekend , parking at 12 km on Lafarge and 14km on Cooke. If your riding during the week days out there you must carry a radio and call your kms up and down as there is a lot of logging going on right now all along kingfisher .
As for Ashton and brash. No we have not yet groomed as we do not have any snow down low . Fingers crossed we get some this week . We will be grooming brash and Ashton this Saturday and possibly putting the trail in out to Gordon Sydney if all goes well . Please check the hunters range web page or watch the Facebook page for grooming updates .
Be careful at the cattle guard on Ashton just before main parking lot as it's been damaged and waiting on forestry to let us know when it will be fixed. The gate is open on the side of it so please use that and NOT go over the cattle guard . Watch for the snow cat this weekend as it will be crawling around all day Saturday.
So its mandatory on Lafarge and Cooke to either purchase your day pass or a membership to ride our trails once we start to groom . It's an illegal offense if you do not pay . We had a large group on Sunday beat the collector to trail head and also 2 more trucks blow by and refuse to pay . Once we start grooming this weekend on Ashton brash it will also be mandatory to pay your day pass or purchase a membership . And there will be inspections along the trail system's this winter asking to see your day pass ticket or your membership so please carry those with you .
Masks are mandatory in the cabins
Limited people allowed in at a time
Keep your distance in the parking lots
Bring exact cash to the trail head ($25)
Use cabins at your own risk as we are not wiping them down every day
Do your best to reduce the spread of covid 19
Saturday December 5, 2020
Cooke Creek groomed to the Alpine. Parking at 14km on Sleepy Hollow. No big trailers up that way without chains.
Friday December 4, 2020
Good evening HRSA family, our groomer was out today putting in the Mara Mt. trail. Parking for this trail will be at 12klm. He will also be out tomarrow working on the Cooke Creek trail so please watch for him if you are riding in that area. Parking at 14 klm for Cooke. With that our collector Brad will be at the hut once again this year to welcome all of you wonderful Members and non Members back for another season! Please be aware that is is still cash only for trail passes, we ask you have exact change if possible, we know it is not always possible but we are trying our best to limit the cash handling process due to the Covid stuff. We are still selling Memberships at the hut, payable by cash or credit card. Happy Sledding all!!
Monday March 23, 2020
At the request of the Provincial Government, the HRSA Board of Directors has been forced to make the difficult decision to stop all grooming operations and collections as of today for the remainder of the season.
Everyone’s priority should continue to be on delaying, containing and preparing the province to minimize serious illness and economic disruption. We must all do our part to prevent transmission of COVID-19.
The Recreation Sites (Ashton FSR, Brash FSR, Cooke Creek, Laforge, etc) are crown land facilities and will remain accessible to the public, although grooming will cease immediately for the remainder of the season. We must ask that you all please continue to refrain from using the cabins for socializing purposes, and use them solely as an emergency shelter in emergency situations. While we cannot force the full closure of our cabins, we hope that everyone can help in limiting the potential spread of COVID-19 and minimizing social contact by avoiding the use of the cabins. Signage will be posted on the Main Chalet and the Gordon Sidney cabin.
We encourage anyone who travels to take every precaution necessary to avoid contact with others, practice effective hand washing and above all, meet the social distancing requirements as noted by the health authorities.
Thank you all for an amazing season!
Be safe everyone!
HRSA Secretary Kyra Casorso, on behalf of the HRSA Board of Directors
Monday March 23nd, 2020
Unfortunately we have to call our season to an end, parks and recs have officially shut us down due to the Covid- 19 virus.
Friday March 20, 2020
Mara Mt. Groomed Thursday March 19. No issues on either trail!
Thursday March 19th, 2020
Brash and Gordon Sidney Trails groomed Wednesday March 18th. parking all units in Main upper lot.
No dirt patches yet on either trail.
Saturday March 14, 2020
March 13. Cooke groomed to 29k Laforge
groomed from 12-19k.
8 plus inches of new snow. Parking 5, 10 and 12 klm.
Ashton groomed Wed. Mar. 11, parking all units in main upper lot.
Monday March 9th 2020
Mara Mountain groomed March 6th parking at 5, 10, and 12 kilometer.
Brash and Gordon Sidney Trails groomed Sunday March 8th, parking all units in upper main parking lot.
Thursday March 5th 2020
Ashton and Gordon Sidney Trails groomed Wednesday March 4th, parking all units in Upper Lake main lot .
Saturday February 29th, 2020
Ashton Trail groomed February 27th, Brash and Gordon Sidney Trails groomed February 28th. Parking all units upper lot.
Cook Creek groomed Thursday February 27th , parking still at 5, 10 or 12 km. The first one kilometre of the forest service road is extremely muddy use caution as well slushy and icy sections on the remainder of the road use caution while driving.
Monday February 24th, 2020
Brass Trail groomed Saturday February 22nd, parking in upper and lower parking lots.
Friday February 21st 2020
Mara Mountain laforge Groomed Thursday February 20th parking at 5, 10 and 12 km logging is now finished on this for Service Road.
Thursday February 20th 2020
Ashton and Gordon Sidney Trails groomed Thursday evening, February 19th. Parking in Upper lot including large trailers.
Friday February 14, 2020
Mara Mt. Groomed Thurs. Feb. 13. Parking 5,10 and 12klm. Watch for logging truck.
Ashton a nd Gordon Sydney Trails groomed Wed. FEB. 12. Parking upper and lower lots.
Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020
Ashton groomed Feb.1
Brash and Gordon Sydney groomed Jan. 29.
Watch for trees down on GS trail, parking upper and lower lots.
Mara groomed Jan. 29, parking at 5,10 or 12 klm.
Friday Jan. 24, 2020
Brash , Gordon Sydney groomed Wed. Jan. 22. Parking upper and lower lots.
Mara Mt. Laforge groomed Thursday Jan. 23, parking at 5, 10 and 12.5. Trail on side has been rebuilt from10-12.5, please ride on groomed trail and avoid riding on the main road.
Saturday January 18, 2020
Mara Mt. Groomed Thursday Jan. 16. Parking at 5 and 12 klm. Please no parking in the area where the graders are parked.
Brash and Gordon Sydney groomed Friday January 17, parking upper and lower lots.
Friday Jan. 10, 2020
Mara Mountain groomed Thursday Jan. 9, probed 8 feet and one foot with arm in snow before hitting the ground at 26 klm and knee deep powder!!!!! Parking at 12.5klm in designated parking lots. Active hauling still on the middlec fork road and main Kingfisher road. Please carry a raidio if traveling this area. All hauling is now done on the sleepy Hollow/Cooke Creek road!!
Brash and Gs Trails groomed Wed. Jan 8, parking upper and lower lots.
Sunday January 5,2020
Brash and Gordon Sydney trails groomed Saturday Jan. 4, Ashton Jan.2. Parking upper and lower lots.
Good morning riders, with the last big snow fall we had the logging company is trying to get the Sleepy Hollow road open so they can get the last of there wood out. They were on the road yesterday and of course we were not aware and had a few issues. Please ask your trail attendant today if they are in fact up there again today plowing. As well the groomed trail has been plowed off the side of the road from 10 to 12.5. Please slow down thru this are as there could be a grader or cat working. There is still is enough snow on the road to ride. We are just asking to use caution in this area.
As well the tree has been cleared and you can now access the parking lots to the left of the trail head at 12.5 klm. Please avoid parking to the right at Middle Fork Road.
Friday Dec. 27
Ashton and Gordon Sydney trails groomed Dec. 26.
Thursday Dec. 26, 2019
Mara Mountain groomed Dec. 25, parking at 12 klm.
Tuesday Dec. 24. 2019
Brash groomed and now the Gordon Sydney has been added in Dec 23 Merry Bbrrraaaapppping!
Saturday December 21, 2019
Mara Mt. groomed, parking at 12 klm.
Thursday December 19,2019
Brash Trail groomed Wed. Dec. 18, snowing like crazy up top. 4.5 Feet on the Chalet Marker.
Ashton Trail groomed Monday Dec. 13. Parking is in the lower lots until the road is softened up.
Reminder there is Active Hauling on the Kingfisher, Sleepy Hollow/Cooke Creek and the Middle Fork. Please carry a radio if you must use this road.
Saturday December 14 th, 2019
Brash Trail groomed Friday December 13 th,
Parking upper and lower lots.
Mara Mountain groomed Friday Dec. 13, there is 2 parking areas that have been made to the left of the trail head. please do not park on the main road as there is logging service trucks and low beds possibly on the roads.
Sunday December 8,2019
Update on main Kingfisher road: there is going to be a mass increase of logging trucks this week. We ask that you stay clear of the area till the weekend. If you feel you have to go please carry a radio and give them the right of way!!! As for parking please do not park on the main road at the start of Mara Mt. , there has been parking made into the left of the trail head. The road is icy and don't want to see any incidents. We will not be be on site this week.
Also reminder Cooke Creek/ Sleepy Hollow road as well as Middle Fork is CLOSED to all snowmobile traffic.
It has also come to our attention the Ashton/ Brash end has become very icy. Please use chains if you have to go to upper lot, no trailers to upper and use lower lot if neccesary! We have not groomed this end as of yet. We will let you know as soon as we do.
Saturday December 7th, 2019
Well ou r groomer operator at the Mara Mountain /La Forge trail head has been busy all day prepping and setting up the Trail. Collectors will be on site full time starting Sunday December 8, just a reminder Trail fees are $25.00/day pass this season. Cooke Creek trail is closed Monday thru Friday's due to active hauling.
Good evening everyone,
It is that time unfortunately that we have to call our grooming program done for this season.
I'd like to thank our Groomer operators Kent, Rob and Dustin for another year of great trails and keeping our roads and parking areas accessible.
Thank you to my Trail Attendants, Megan, Brad Deb and Patty for another great season.
Thank you to my fellow Directors, Trent, Curtis, Kaylee, Kathy, Karla, Doug, Ken, Dustin,Rick, Ian, Mike, Justin and Steve for all the work thru out the season.
A Big Thank you to all our Sponsors:
Armstrong Reginal CO-OP, Ashton Creek Store,Autowear Accesories, B Broz/ Backus Septic, Backus Racing/TB Racing, Bonita Lundquist- Re/ Max, Cedar Solutions, Central Hardware Ltd, Double Barrel Industries, Enderby Jewlers, Gilbert Parts Depot, Johnson Meier Insurance,Just Rocks, Mabel Lake Farms,Nelson Glass, Nor-Val Rentals,Quilakwa/Esso,Riverfront Pub, Shuswap Insurance,Shuswap Xtreme, Suthetland's Bakery,Toncar Contracting,Tony's Tire Service Ltd,Tyler Rands-Century 21,Vernon Volkwagon.
Thank you to all the volunteers, and mostly to our dedicated Members and non member riders, without you we are nothing. You are the reason we keep on doing what we do!!
I look forward to seeing all of you next season!!
March 23 groomed Brash and Gordon Sydney snow and gravel patches up to 300 m from 2 km up to 8.5 km limited parking at 4.5 5 7 and8.9 km plowed one lane good tires no large trailers happy sledding!
Mara Mountain groomed Thursday March 14.
Brash and Gordon Sydney trails groomed Wednesday March 13, parking upper and lower lots.
Cooke Creek groomed Thursday March 7. 6 inches of fresh snow.
Brash and Gordon Sydney trails groomed Wednesday March 7.
Mara Mt. groomed Thursday Feb.28 , parking at 10 & 12 klm.
Brash and Gordon Sydney Trails groomed Wed. Feb. 27.
Ashton Trail groomed Tuesday Feb. 26.
Brash and Gordon Sydney trails groomed Sat. Feb. 23.
Kingfisher plowed from 0-12km parking at 10 and 12. Mara Groomed 12” plus of fresh.
Brash and Gordon Sydney trails groomed Wed. Feb. 20, parking upper and lower lots.
Thursday Feb. 14,2019
Mara and Cooke trails. Plowed rd 0-5 km. Plowed out the parking and turn around at 5km. Plowed parking at 10 & 12km. Groomed Mara 10” of fresh since last groom. Riders can either park at 5km and follow groomed trail up Side rd. Or continue to park up at 10 and 12. The rd is not plowed from 5km on unless the Forest companies do it later this morning. Have fun.
Brash and Gordon Sydney trails groomed Wednesday February 13, parking upper and lower lots.
Brash and Gordon Sydney trails groomed Thursday Feb. 7th, Ashton also in great shape. Parking upper and lower lots.
Ashton and Brash trails groomed to the chalet. Mara trail also groomed. February 2
Feb 1. Cooke Creek Groomed. Parking at 10k
Mara in good shape still. Parking at 12k. May groom tomorrow depending on traffic.
Brash and Gordon Sydney groomed Jan 30
Ashton trail put in January 25 watch for icy patches and chunks. Dirty recycled snow up to 8 km
Mara Mountain Groomed Thurs. Jan. 24th. Parking at 12km.
Cooke Creek Trail groomed Thurs. Jan. 24. Parking at 10km junction.
Thursday Jan. 24, 2019
Brash and Gordon Sydney trails groomed Wednesday January 23, parking upper and lower lots.
Sunday January 20, 2019
Brash and Gordon Sydney trails groomed Sat. Jan. 19.
Cooke Creek groomed Sat. Jan.19 , parking at 14 klm on sleepy hollow. watch for ice chunks in trail from 14 klm to 22 klm. This til is open today Sun .Jan. 20th and closed Monday and Tuesday this week for logging.
Thursday Jan. 17, 2019
Mara Mt. Groomed Thursday night, 6 inches of fresh , parking at 12 klm.
BRASH TRAIL groomed to main Chalet Wed.Jan.16.
Friday January 11, 2019
Mara Mt. Groomed Thursday Jan. 10, probed at 26 klm- 8 feet, 18 inches of powder.
parking at 12 klm.
THURSDAY JAN. 10, 2019
Brash and Gordon Sydney trails groomed Wed. Jan. 9, parking upper and lower lots. 12 inches of fresh snow!
Sunday Jan. 6, 2019
Brash and Gordon Sydney Trails groomed Sat. Jan. 5, parking in upper and lower lots, large trailers still parking in the lower lot. Please do not drive up the trails to park.
Mara Mt. was groomed Thurs. Jan. 3 , parking at 12 klm. The main road in has a few soft muddy spots..
Wednesday Jan.2, 2018
Brash and Gordon Sydney Trails groomed Jan. 1. Active Hauling starts up today as well on Ashton and Kingfisher.
Monday Dec. 31, 2018
Mara Mt and Brash Trails groomed Sunday Dec. 30th. Please no traffic on the Ashton road today as they are doing road work.
Brash and Gordon Sydney trails groomed Sat. Dec. 29, parking upper and lower lots.
Saturday Dec. 29, 2018
Mara Mt. groomed Fri. Dec. 28, parking at 12 klm.
Brash Trail groomed Fri. Dec. 28, parking upper and lower lots.
Dumping snow last night!!!
Thursday Dec. 27, 2018
Brash and Gordon Sydney Trail groomed Wed. Dec. 26th. There is enough snow to park in upper lot hard packed ice with some loose on top should be fine with scratchers about 3 inches fresh up top. Large trailers will stay in the lower parking lot.
Mara Mt. groomed also Wed. Dec. 26, parking at 12 klm.
Sunday Dec. 23, 2018
Brash Trail to main chalet groomed Sat. Dec. 22, as well the Gordon Sydney Trail was roughed in.
Friday Dec. 21, 2018
Groomer is out on the Mara Mt. Trail tonight, probed 6'.5" at 26 klm, 8-10 inches of fresh, parking at 12 klm. Beacon Checker is just past 14 klm mark.
Brash and Ashton Trails Groomed Wed. Dec. 19. Parking 9 klm on Brash, 14 klm on Ashton. Logging is now complete on this end till after the new year.
Sunday Dec. 16,2018
On Friday December 14th (this coming Friday) the Groomer will be headed out at 7am to set up the Mara Mountain Trail (Laforge). The collection hut is set up and will be selling trail passes, memberships, clothing as well as giving info for parking, hazards, ect (the usual info). The collection hut is located just past the hill where it was last year. Please stop and check in.. There is still active hauling so please use caution while driving up. The Cooke Creek Trail is losed to all traffic, truck or sled Monday thru Friday. Please respect this request from Logging Company.
As well he will have your membership cards for those who have signed up online or at the Snow Show. We will do our best to try and get those cards to you depending
on which trails you ride. (will be a test to see how well my memory is) lol
Happy Sledding and stay safe all!
Wednesday April 25,2018
Hello everyone , I sit here looking out in the distance and all i can see is the bright white snow still downing the mountains. We have been blessed with an amazing abundance of snow this season and i think record snow fall in some areas. It feels strange to see the snow line still so low, it has been a long winter forsure, but all good things must come to an end.
Friday April 20, 2018
Mara Mt. groomed Thursday April 18. Parking at 5klm still. 1/2 klm of dirt between 13-15 klm. This will be the final grooming for the season on Mara/Cooke.
Thursday April 19, 2018
Brash and Gordon Sydney Trails groomed Wed. April 18.
Snow line starts at 4 klm, broken up to 5-5.1 klm. The switchback at 5 klm and pullout at 5.1 klm have been cleaned out as well as plowed up to 5klm. Large trailers are able to turn around at the 5-5.1 klm, providing no one parks in these areas.
Sunday April 15, 2018
First off my apologies for the late update. Brash and Gordon Sydney Trails groomed Friday April 13th. Parking up Brash to 3klm. No large trailers as there is no turn around.
Thursday April 12, 2018
Cooke Creek groomed early this morning, water on trail at 12 klm but is crossable. Parking at 5klm still for Mara and Cooke Trails.
Thursday April 5, 2018
Brash and Gordon Sydney Trails groomed Wed. April 4, parking under hydro line. Snowline at 2klm. No issues on trails yet.
Wednesday January 31, 2018
Brash and Cooke Creek Trails groomed Tuesday Jan. 30th.
Saturday January 27, 2018
Ashton and Brash Trails groomed Friday Jan. 26. .Parking upper and lower lots
Friday January 26, 2018
LaForge (Mara Mt.) groomed Thurs. Jan. 25th.
Thursday January 25, 2018
Brash and GS Trails groomed Wed. Jan. 24th
2 feet of fresh snow reported!
Sunday January 21, 2018
Ashton and Cooke Creek Trails groomed Sat. Jan. 20th.
Friday January 19, 2018
Laforge Trail (Mara MT.) groomed Thursday Jan. 18, about 6 " of fresh this week.
Tuesday January 16, 2018
Ashton groomed to Chalet Mon. Jan.15th.
Sunday Jan. 14, 2018
Brash and GS Trails groomed Sat.Jan. 13 th.
Saturday Jan. 13, 2018
Ashton Trail groomed Friday Jan. 12th.
Laforge Trail groomed Thurs. Jan. 11. Kingfisher road is icy with some soft areas.
Thursday Jan. 11, 2018
Brash and Gordon Sydney Trails groomed Wed. Jan. 10.
Sunday Jan. 7, 2018
Brash Trail groomed to main Chalet Sat. Jan. 6th.
Friday Jan. 5, 2018
Ashton Trail is now groomed. Parking upper and lower lots.
Thursday Jan. 4,2018
Brash and Gordon Sydney Trails groomed Wed. Jan. 3rd.
Tuesday January 2, 2018
Cooke Creek Trail Groomed Mon. Jan. 1.
Sunday December 31, 2017
Thank you to our groomer gods, Brash Trail is now groomed Sat. Dec. 30 to main Chalet. Parking upper and lower lots. The birm has now been put at the main parking lot heading up the trail.
Friday December 29,2017
Laforge Trail groomed Thurs. Dec. 28, parking at 5 klm
Brash Trail did not get groomed, the groomer is down at switchback at 9klm. If you plan on riding our hill today use caution when heading up.
We will be up and running as soon as we can.
Thursday Dec. 28, 2017
Brash Trail groomed to main Chalet Dec. 27th
Tuesday Dec. 26,2017
LaForge ( Mara MT) groomed Mon. Deec.25
Saturday Dec. 23, 2017
Cooke Creek Trail groomed Fri. Dec. 22, parking for this trail at 5 klm Kingfisher main Rd. Please use CAUTION when heading up there is a lot of MOOSE ON THE TRAIL !!
Friday December 22, 2017
Mara Mountain Trail groomed Thursday Dec. 21, parking at 5klm for both Cooke and Mara. Road is blocked as well at 5 klm. Collection hut at 4.5 klm
Brash was groomed Wed. Dec. 20 as well as GS Trail put in. There is road deactivation on Ashton for a few days, please try and avoid this area.
Sunday December 17, 2017
Brash Trail groomed to main Chalet Saturday Dec. 16, and it snowed!!
Use caution as roads are icy.
Sunday December 10, 2017
Brash Trail groomed to main Chalet, please watch for groomer parked at 1.5 klm.
Saturday Dec. 9,2017
Another nice day above the clouds, grooming is now complete on the Cooke Creek Trail. Parking at 10 klm junction on main Kingfisher Rd for this trail.
Wed. April 19,
Well it looks like Spring is trying to make an apperance, so on that note we have decide to have our 2016-2017 grooming program come to an official end.
I would like to thank all our groomer operators for a job well done, Jordan, Rob and Kent ! We greatly appreciate all the endless hours you all put in, grooming, plowing,maintenance and just volunteering at times.
To my awesome Trail collectors, Deb, Brad and Echo. Without your help and support i'd be a wreck. You are ...a great team to work with!
To all our Directors, thanks for all the continued support thruout the season. We all have busy lives, and you all do what you can when needed, much love to you all !
To our HRSA Members and non members, we thank you for the continued support riding our little piece of heaven!
To all our advertisers, sponsors, volunteers and everyone else who has been an active supporter of the club, we are forever greatful for the continued support.
We had 4 new Directors step up this year, Trent, Jared, Kaylee and Dustin. Thank you for stepping in, you have all become a great asset to the club. Look forward to working with you next season.
Well i think i have covered all my thank you's ( i Apologies if i missed any one). I am truly blessed to have been part of this HRSA Club for a few years now, and will continue to help in any way i can.
We are a great little club and I for one am greatful we have such an amazing group of Director,Members,Advertisors ,Supporters, and most of all, you the riders!!
Thanks again for an awesome 2016-2017 season, I look forward to next season, have a great spring/summer!!
HRSA Membership Director
PS : There is still an abundence of snow up top, so if you ride remember to check your AVY report, and never ride alone!!
Sunday April 9,
Brash and GS trails groomed Friday April 7, parking at 8 klm switchback. Outside of switchback is extremely icy, use caution. Road to 8 is all bare. Solid snow from 8 up. Foot of fresh snow!
Mara Mt. (Laforge) Trail groomed Thurs, April 6. Parking at 14.5-15 klm. No turn around areas past this point. No dirt on trail past 15 klm. 8 Inches of fresh snow
Mara Mt. groomed Thursday Mar. 30.
Road has been opened and blocked off on far side 10klm bridge.
There is ice and snow all the way from 6 1/2 klm.
Trailers should turn around at this 6 1/2 klm and go from there.
Trucks should not go past 7 klm for this weekend only....
Wash out at 11 klm has stopped running, road has been filled in with snow.
There is some gravel patches between 14 and 14 1/2 klm.
24 plus inches off new snow this week!!
Brash and GS trails groomed Wednesday. Mar. 28. Mixed gravel and snow 4.5 to 7 klm.
Trailers turn around 4.5, and 5.1 klm.
Decks and trucks up to 7 klm.
30 cm of fresh snow.
Mara Mt. groomed Thurs. Mar. 16, parking at 5 klm.
Brash and Gordon Sydney trail groomed Saturday Jan. 21st. 10 cm of new snow.
Laforge trail is in excellent shape with 4-6 inches of fresh on the bottom. Parking at 10 km. Log hauling is completed on this rd. 12" of fresh on top since Sunday.
Cooke creek was groomed tonight. Parking for this trail is at 5km and accessed by "Side" rd which is the trail at 5 km to the left. Please use the hydro line access for now which is your first left past 8km on side rd. Just follow the groomed trail all the way to the new sleepy hollow rd and turn left. Cooke creek trail is only 1 km from this last turn.
Brash and Gordon Sydney trails groomed Wednesday Jan. 18th. 20cm new snow
Jan . 15
Brash and Gordon Sydney trail groomed Jan. 14/15
LaForge trail groomed Jan. 12. Parking at 5 or 12 klm. 8 inches fresh since last groom.
Brash and GS Trails groomed Jan. 10 th, lots of fresh snow.
Sunday Jan. 8
Please use caution when driving up the kingfisher road its has become very icy. Parking 5 and 12 klm.
Saturday Jan. 6th
Brash and GS Trails groomed Friday Jan. 5th, about 10cm new snow.
Laforge Trail Grooomed Friday Jan 5th, about 6" fresh snow.
Wed. Jan. 4th
Brash ans GS Trails groomed Monday Jan. 2nd
Saturday Dec. 31
KINGFISHER LAFORGE Groomer went out last night and now has a groomed trail on one side of the road (Width of the groomer wide) from 10-21 klm, then up to first meadow. Riders may choose to stage from 10 klm today thru Monday, then the loggers will be back on Tuesday. Riders will stage from 5 klm for remainder of the week . Thank you for your patience and continued support, we are doing the best we can to work with the logging. RIde safe everyone!
Brash and GS Trails groomed Friday night Dec. 30 th, Parking upper and lower lots.
Thurs. Dec. 29
Brash Trail groomed Dec. 28.
Wednesday Dec. 28
Brash and GS Trails groomed, please watch for deer at 9.5 klm mark on trail.
PLEASE STAY OFF OF LAFORGE (Mara Mt. Road) TRUCKS ARE HAULING !!!!
Tuesday Dec. 27
Brash and Gs Trails groomed Monday Dec. 26.
Parking upper and lower lots.
Friday Dec. 23
Brash Trail groomed to main Chalet
Good news sledders, kingfisher/ Side Rd/ Sleepy Hollow/ Cooke Creek Trail is now groomed !!! Collection start Saturday . This is a new trail and directions will be given at collection hut. Parking is at 5 klm on the left ( Side rd) Groomed trail starts from the parking lot and up. It's the only trail groomed should be straight forward. We are in the process of getting signage made to help with this. Trail comes out at first meadow on cook.
There is to be NO Sled traffic past 5 klm as there is active hauling( see signage) !!
See you on the hill!!
Thursday Dec. 22
Brash and GS trails groomed Wednesday Dec. 21st. Parking upper and lower lots.
Saturday Dec. 17
Brash and GS Trails groomed Friday Dec. 16 th. Parking under hydro lines.
Sunday Dec. 11
Groomer wll be heading out early Monday morning, up Brash and to Gordon Sydney Cabin. Please use caution when riding up.
Friday December 9, 2016
Collections will be starting this weekend at the Ashton/Brash Trail head, Brash Trail has been groomed, as for parking( Depending on snow fall tonight) trucks may drive up to 4 klm, large trailers will have to unload under hydro lines. Ashton Trail has been plowed( due to logging) to 6.5 klm but not recommended to drive, very icy. See you all on the hill!!
Hello everyone, now that September is upon us we start to think of the upcoming sledding season. Due to the hot weather and closure of the bush we have had to cancle our work bees again. We will do our best to keep you informed as to when we may get at them.
General Meetings 2020-21 Season
TUESDAY OCTOBER 6, 2020
Our first general meeting of the year will be October 6th and 6:00 pm at the ESSO/ Tim Hortons . There is a large board room upstairs where our meeting will be held . We will be following all Covid-19 regulations set out in our safety plan from the BCSF . Please message us if you plan on attending .
The club has a lot of exciting stuff happening and we would love for member input and help us set the path for the HRSA . Sledding season is right around the corner so let’s get the prep finished so we are ready for when the snow starts to fly .
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2020
FIREWOOD WORK PARTY AND CABIN MAINTENANCE
Sunday September 13th at 8 am we will be hauling fire wood from our groomer shack up to the main cabin . Please bring appropriate safety gear ( gloves , eye protection , foot wear etc ) lunch will be provided so please message us if you plan on attending . We have some repairs as well to do on the cabin and clean and sanitize inside , plus clean up garbage around the outside . We will have Covid-19 safety measures in place for everyone’s safety . The HRSA really needs more members attending these work parties so please try to spare a day to help out your club . If you have a pickup and willing to haul fire wood up that wood be greatly appreciated.
Sunday September 20, 2020
Wood splitting and stacking/ Groomer maintenance work party!
We will be needing to hold another work party to split and stack a logging truck load of birch fire wood we purchased this summer . The logs have already been bucked up into 20” lengths and now we need to split it and stack it so it drys for the following season . We will be renting log splitters and ask if any one has one they would like to bring , it would be greatly appreciated .
We will also have a few volunteers working on servicing and performing repairs on the snow cat . We will be meeting at the Ashton / brash collection hut at 8 am and going up to snow cat shelter where the wood is . And of course there will be covid-19 safety measures in place and like always please don’t come if your feeling Ill . Please message us if you plan on attending. Lunch and drinks will be provided . Please spread the word to all Hrsa members . If you enjoy warming up in our cabins then please do your best to help us with the fire wood .