The Klondike Snowmobile Association is a volunteer, non-profit organization formed in 1981 to represent snowmobilers in the Yukon Territory of Canada. Our mission is to “protect, develop and enhance the sport and recreation of snowmobiling in the Yukon.”
We do this four ways…
- We are a major participant in the building, marking, maintaining, and grooming of multi-use trails throughout the Yukon. Our volunteers and equipment are out on the trails working for you year-round.
- We represent Yukon snowmobilers at local, territorial, national and international levels. We are proud to be the Yukon member of several national and international groups such as the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations, and our volunteers also dedicate countless hours each month to local meetings and planning committees to make sure snowmobilers’ concerns are heard during the writing of any new bylaws or trail plans in the Yukon.
- We do our best to give back to the community by organizing group snowmobile rides and activities, and also by keeping Yukoners informed about current trail conditions, snowmobile related news and events, and more, via our website, Facebook, Twitter and newsletters.
- We work year-round to actively support and promote safe snowmobiling.
In addition to the above, the K.S.A. is also the official Trans Canada Trail agent for the Yukon Territory. For more information on the Trans Canada Trail and the K.S.A.’s connection to it, please visit our Trans Canada Trail page.
The K.S.A. is run entirely by volunteers, and the vast majority of our work is done by volunteers. The cost of supplies and equipment is covered by a combination of membership fees, donations, and grants. New members and volunteers are always welcome, for more information on volunteering or becoming a member please visit our Membership page today! While you’re there check out the list of Membership Benefits we offer – the discounts you get will more than cover the cost of your membership. You don’t need to volunteer any of your time, and you don’t even need to own a snowmobile. In fact each year many non-snowmobilers join the K.S.A. just for the benefits alone.
We currently operate three “trail steward” snowmobiles, one light duty runabout and two heavy duty wide tracks towing a variety of drag behind trail grooming equipment. We also operate two ATVs for summer trail work. All of our equipment is volunteer operated, and the operating and maintenance costs are covered by membership fees and generous donations from local businesses. Plans for the 2017/2018 snowmobile season include a much newer and larger groomer, a Kubota side by side on tracks towing a newer, larger grooming drag. Check out https://www.gofundme.com/ksagroomer for more information on how you can help!
Each and every trail the K.S.A. builds, maintains and grooms is considered a “multi-use trail”. In addition to snowmobiles, hikers, bikers, skiiers, dogsleds, horses, ATVs, and almost everything in between are considered a welcome sight on our trails. Also, the vast majority of our trails are either a part of the Trans Canada Trail or directly connect to it.
Our website was created right here in the Yukon with generous help from PR Services. The website and our social media pages are maintained and updated entirely by K.S.A. volunteers. Because of this we rely heavily on feedback from both our members and the general public to keep our website up to date, so please do contact us with any comments, suggestions, additions or corrections!
Your membership fees and donations to the K.S.A. go directly to supporting:
- Maintenance, grooming and signage of multi-use trails throughout the Yukon
- Access to and development of the Trans Canada Trail
- Community snowmobile events
- A strong, unified voice for Yukon Snowmobilers
- Snowmobile education and safety programs
- A winter tourism industry
The Klondike Snowmobile Association is a proud member of the following organizations:
- Trans Canada Trail Foundation
- International Snowmobile Council
- Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations
- Safe Riders Program
- International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association
- Sport Yukon
- Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon
- Wilderness Tourism Association
- Yukon Alpine Association
- Yukon Avalanche Association
- Yukon Trappers Association
- Yukon Quest