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 several ways…
- We help build, sign, maintain, and groom 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’re proud to be the Yukon member of several national and international snowmobile organizations, and our volunteers also represent snowmobilers at many local meetings and committees.
- We do our best to give back to our community. We organize several group snowmobile rides and activities each winter and also work hard to keep Yukoners informed about current snowmobile news, trail conditions, and more.
- We actively support and promote snowmobile safety.
- We are the official Trans Canada Trail Agent for the Yukon Territory. For more information check out our Trans Canada Trail page.
Each and every trail the K.S.A. builds and maintains is considered a “multi-use trail”. In addition to snowmobiling, there is a wide variety of other activities that we consider a welcome sight on the trails. Dog sledding, skiing, hiking, biking, horse riding, ATVing, just to name a few. In addition to being multi-use, most of our trails are either a part of the Trans Canada Trail or directly connect to it.
We are proudly Yukon based and represent approximately 1000 annual members. The K.S.A. was formed in Whitehorse, Yukon in 1981, and was incorporated under the Yukon’s Societies Act in 1984. We continue to be based in Whitehorse and operate in accordance with the Yukon’s Societies Act, with a constitution and bylaws available to all members upon request. The K.S.A. is run by a volunteer board of directors, elected by our membership at each annual general meeting. The vast majority of our work is done by volunteers, and the cost of supplies and equipment is covered by a combination of membership fees, donations and grants.
We currently operate three “trail steward” snowmobiles and one side by side on tracks with a variety of drag behind trail grooming equipment. We also operate two ATVs and our side by side on wheels for summer trail work. We keep a small stock of lumber and signage, along with some basic tools, however many of our volunteers generously bring their own tools and equipment when doing trail work. All of our equipment is volunteer operated, and the operating and maintenance costs are covered by membership fees and donations from local businesses.
In addition to trail work our volunteers also spend countless hours each and every month behind the scenes representing and advocating for Yukon snowmobilers. Over the years we’ve arranged hundreds of thousands of dollars of funding for multi-use trail development, participated in numerous safety and education programs, and hosted dozens of community events. We regularly attend local meetings and committees to listen and speak on behalf of snowmobilers. We often meet with various levels of government to ensure snowmobilers’ concerns are being heard and addressed. We are also the Yukon representative for several national and international organizations, including the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations, Trans Canada Trail, and others.
At this time the K.S.A. does not offer snowmobile rentals or organized tours, but there are several local companies that do. We also have several members that are open to going snowmobiling with visitors, so if you are visiting the Yukon and are interested in snowmobiling here please do contact us and we’ll be happy to help you make arrangements to get out snowmobiling. Check out or Visitors page for more details!
The K.S.A. is currently not involved with any racing or competitions. We have nothing against some friendly competition, however at this time we simply don’t have enough volunteers to handle the extra administrative requirements nor the funding to pay for the higher insurance costs.
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 year-round by K.S.A. volunteers.
The Klondike Snowmobile Association strives to be open, transparent, and welcoming to anyone and everyone. We are always willing to share our trails, knowledge and resources. Everyone is welcome to join us any time, and most of our meetings are open to the public. We also rely on feedback from our members and the general public, so please do contact us with any comments, suggestions, additions or corrections.
New members and volunteers are always welcome, for more information visit our Membership page today! While you’re there check out the list of Membership Benefits we offer – the discounts you’ll receive will more than cover the cost of your membership. To sign up you don’t need to volunteer any of your time, and you don’t need to own a snowmobile or be a snowmobiler! Your membership fees will benefit a wide variety of trail users, and our membership benefits apply year-round to all members.
Our membership benefits are generously donated by our Corporate Members and other businesses, so all of your membership fees go directly to supporting Yukon snowmobilers by funding:
- A strong, unified voice for Yukon Snowmobilers
- Maintenance, grooming and signage of multi-use trails throughout the Yukon
- Maintenance and development of the Trans Canada Trail
- Community events
- Development and sharing of resources such as maps, trail reports, news articles etc.
- Snowmobile education and safety programs
- Development of 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