About Us


About Us

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 and snowmobiling related activities in the Yukon.”

We do this several ways…

  • We help build, sign, maintain, and groom multi-use trails throughout the Yukon.
  • We organize group snowmobile rides and activities for our members.
  • We represent and advocate for Yukon snowmobilers at local, territorial, national and international levels.
  • We help spread the word about Yukon snowmobiling news, current trail conditions, upcoming surveys and consultations, and more.
  • We actively support and promote snowmobile safety and education.
  • We are the official Trans Canada Trail Agent for the Yukon Territory.

We are proudly Yukon based and represent over 1,100 annual members, making us the largest snowmobile organization in the Yukon.  The K.S.A. was formed in Whitehorse, Yukon in 1981 and incorporated under the Yukon’s Societies Act in 1984. We continue to be based in Whitehorse and work together with other groups throughout the Yukon.

The K.S.A. is run by a volunteer board of directors elected by our membership at each annual general meeting.  Our work is done by a diverse team of volunteers, and the cost of supplies and equipment is covered by membership fees, donations and grants.

Each and every trail the K.S.A. builds and maintains is considered a “multi-use trail”.  In addition to snowmobiling, there’s 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’re working for you year-round. We currently operate four “trail steward” snowmobiles and one side by side on tracks with a variety of drag behind trail grooming equipment for winter trail maintenance.  During the summer months we do most of our signage repairs, brush clearing, and infrastructure maintenance, and for this we operate two ATVs and our side by side on wheels.  We keep a small stock of supplies 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, grants, 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 raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for multi-use trail development, participated in numerous safety and education programs, helped spread the word about dozens of public surveys and consultations, and hosted hundreds of community events and group snowmobile rides.  Our K.S.A. board members regularly attend local meetings and committees to listen and speak on behalf of snowmobilers, and often meet with all 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.

If you are visiting the Yukon and you’re interested in snowmobiling here please contact us and we’d be happy to help you make arrangements to get out snowmobiling. At this time the K.S.A. does not offer snowmobile rentals or tours, but we can direct you to some local companies that do.  If you are bringing your own snowmobiles we have some members that are open to going snowmobiling with visitors and would love to show you around. 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. This website and our social media pages are regularly updated year-round by our volunteers, so check them out often to stay up to date on what’s new and what’s happening with snowmobiling in the Yukon!

The Klondike Snowmobile Association strives to be open, transparent, and welcoming to everyone. We are always willing to share our trails, knowledge and resources. Anyone is welcome to join us any time and our meetings are open to the public.  We also rely on feedback from our members and the general public, so please contact us with any comments, suggestions, questions 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 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 as your membership fees will benefit many trail users and our membership benefits apply year-round to all members.

Our membership benefits are generously donated by our Corporate Members and other sponsors, so all of your membership fees go directly to supporting:

  • 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
  • Development of resources such as maps, trail reports, news articles etc.
  • Group snowmobile rides and events
  • Snowmobile safety and education
  • 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

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