Trail Conditions

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 
18.5 km. 
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

Grooming update 
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!!!! 

Cheers
Robin

 

 

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 
$135 secondary 
$70 seniors 
$60 youth 
$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. 

 Thank you,
 Robin

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 . 
Remember 
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

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

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!!

Cheers
Robin

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!

 

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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.

Feb. 22/19

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. 

Kent.

 

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.

 

Sunday Dec.30,2018

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

BRASH TRAIL GROOMED SAT. DEC.15, watch for soft spots on edges of the trail as well as open creeks around the chalet.
Parking up Brash to 9 klm, Ashton if you choose is at 14.5klm.
With this rain the road has turned icy, use caution driving up and if you don't want to drive up you can park under hydro lines and ride the plowed road to snow line.
As well the Kingfisher Road will be icy, please use caution while driving up.

 

Wednesday Dec.12,2018

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!

Robin

 

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. 

We have now wrapped up our Grooming program for the 2017-18 Season.
I would like to Thank first of all our amazing Groomer operators, Kent, Rob and Dustin. These guys put in so much time plowing parking lots and roads, grooming, repairing, removing trees, marking trails and pretty much anything else that is asked of them. Thank you for all your time, you are all a great asset to our club.
Secondly, to my Trail Collectors, Deb, Echo, Rose and Megan. Thanks for putting in another great season, they as well put in alot of time at the trail heads. lol
A big thank you to our Sponsors, thank you for your continued support it is greatly appreciated.
And to all my fellow Directors: Trent, Jared,Kaylee, Kathy, Doug, Curtis, Karla, Jason, ken, Cindy, Rick and Dustin. Thanks for all the hard work you put in from the meetings to events. As well all the volunteers who come out and support in any way you can.
And Finally i'd like to say a" Huge Thank You" to all our wonderfull Members and non member riders. We seen alot of new members to the club as well as new riders from all over the globe. We appreciate you all for supporting our little piece of paridise we call "Hunters Range"!
There is still lots of riding season left for those die hards, just remember to check any avy forcast, and ride safe and never ride alone!
Thank you again to all for a wonderfull 2017-18 Season here at Hunters Range, i hope to see you all next season!
Have a safe and happy Spring/Summer and Fall.
Cheers.
Robin

 

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.

Friday March 30, 2018
Brash and Gordon Sydney Trails groomed Thursday March 29, road to upper main parking lot has been fixed.
Ashton Trail is still open but we are no longer grooming it.
 
 
 
Friday March 23, 2018
LaForge Trail groomed early this morning, Cooke Creek groomed Wed. Mar. 21, parking at 5klm.
 
Ashton/Brash Trail closed due to main road being washed out. will update after we meet with forestry on a solution to fix it.
 
 
Thursday March 15, 2018
Mara Mountain groomed early today .
 
 
Monday March 12, 2018
Trails last Groomed:
Sat. Mar. 10 - Brash and GS
Fri. Mar. 9 - Mara Mt.
Thurs. Mar. 8 - Cooke Creek and Ashton
 
 
 
Friday March 9, 2018
Cooke Creek Trail  groomed Thursday March 8th, parking at 5klm.
Thursday March 8, 2018
Ashton  and Gordon  Sydney Trails groomed Wed. Mar. 7
 
Thursday March 1, 2018
Brash and Gordon Sydney Trails groomed Wed. Feb. 28th.
Groomer heading out on the LaForge ( Mara )Trail around 9 am this morning March 1st, please watch for him and ride with caution.
 
Sunday February 25, 2018
Brash Trail groomed Sat. Feb. 24th.
 
Friday February 23, 2018
Grooming update:
Thursday Feb. 22- Laforge (Mara)
Wed. Feb. 21- Ashton & Gordon Sydney Trails
Tues. Feb. 20-Cooke Creek
Sun. Feb. 18- Brash
All trails and parking areas are in great shape. Please use caution on the main Kingfisher road as it is single lane .   Also the Beacon Checker on Kingfisher end is currently down, hope to have back up and running by Saturday.
 
Friday February 16, 2018
LaForge (Mara) Trail groomed. Parking at 5klm, main road is getting alittle narrow. (so much snow!) Please use caution when driving in and out.
 
Sunday February 11, 2018
Trails groomed:
Brash- Sat. Feb. 10
Ashton-Fri.Feb. 9
Laforge (Mara) Fri. Feb. 9
Cooke Creek - Thurs. Feb. 8
Gordon Sydney - Wed. Feb. 7
Use caution driving and or riding a sled as both trail heads are extremely icy.
 
Sunday February  4, 2018
Ashton and Gordon Sydney Trails groomed Sat. Feb.3rd. Parking upper lot trucks /decks, lower lot trailers . Alot of deep powder, 2' last night and snowing heavy!
 
 
 
Friday February 2, 2018
LaForge Trail groomed Thursday Feb. 1st. Parking at 5klm. Kingfisher forest service road is very icy, please drive with caution.

 

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.

Laforge Trail groomed also Sat. Dec. 30. Parking areas are now at River Road. in cut block across from hut as well as at 5 klm. Road has been widened as well past hut. Kingfisher is icy use caution when driving in or out.

 

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.

 

Thursday December 7, 2017
 
  We are now in full swing and groomed out at Laforge Trail, watch for collector at .5 klm on main road and parking is up at 12.5 klm. Also please drive with caution as active hauling is happening Monday thru Friday as well.
Brash Trail groomed to main chalet Wed. DEC.  6, parking up to 4klm.
 
Saturday
December 2, 2017
 
IT"S TIME!!
Our groomer is out on the Brash Trail tonight, he is grooming to the main Chalet only. We will be collecting at the trail head so remember to bring your cash. Parking will be for large enclosed trailers under the hydro lines and some trucks may go up to 3 klm. We have not started to groom Mara Mountain yet.
See you all at the trails!
 
 
 
 

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!!

Robin 😃
HRSA Membership Director
Collections 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

 
Friday Mar. 31

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.

 
Saturday March 18
 
Brash and GS Trails groomed Fri. Mar. 17, parking under hydro line. Fresh snow
Mara Mt. groomed Thurs. Mar. 16, parking at 5 klm.
 
Saturday March 11
 
Mara Mountain groomed Thurs,. Mar. 9th.
 
Brash and GS Trails groomed Friday Mar. 10. Lots of fresh snow.
 
 
Saturday Mar. 4
Cooke Creek Trail groomed Friday March 3rd. Parking at 5 Klm.
 
Friday Mar. 3
Mara Mountain groomed Thursday Mar. 2,   20 inches of fresh, parking at 5 klm.
 
Thursday Mar.2
Brash and GS Trails groomed, lots of fresh snow. Parking upper and lower lots.
 
Sunday Feb. 26th
 
Brash and GS Trails groomed Saturday Feb. 25. Parking upper and lower lots. About 6 inches fresh snow.
 
Mara Mountain ( Laforge) 
groomed Thurs. Feb. 23. Parking 5 klm.
 
Friday Feb. 17
LaForge, Brash and GS Trails groomed Thursday Feb.16.
 
Saturday Feb. 11
 
Brash and GS Trails groomed Thurs. Feb. 9 parking upper and lower lots.
 
Laforge groomed Thurs. Feb, 9 and Cooke Creek groomed Friday Feb. 10, parking at 5 klm. Lots of fresh snow!
 
 
 
February 2
Brash and GS Trails groomed Wed. Feb. 1st, parking all units in upper main lot.
 
 
Jan. 27,
 
Laforge groomed Thursday Jan. 26th to Alpine, 3-4 inches of new snow in the last 36 hours.
 
Cooke Creek still in good shape. There is enough new snow on Sleepy Hollow Rd to ride up from 10 klm.
 
If you are parking at 5 klm turn left off Side Rd once you reach the plowed rd at Hydro line to access Cooke or turn right to access Laforge trail.
 
Please drive with caution, the main Kingfisher road has become extremely icy.

 

Jan. 22

Brash and Gordon Sydney trail groomed Saturday Jan. 21st. 10 cm of new snow.

Jan. 19


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

Jan.13,

LaForge trail groomed  Jan. 12.   Parking at 5 or 12 klm. 8  inches fresh since last groom.

Jan. 11

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

UPDATE 
K
INGFISHER 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

GENERAL MEETING 

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 . 

Upcoming Events

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2020

At 8am

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

8 am

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 .