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National Volunteer Week 2022

26 April 2022 – April 24th to 30th 2022 is National Volunteer Week! The Klondike Snowmobile Association is entirely volunteer operated and we are very…

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Trail Conditions Page Done For Another Season

24 April 2022 – Spring has sprung in the Yukon! With the snow melting fast many Yukon trails are no longer suitable…

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Copper Haul Road Closure…

22 April 2022 – The City of Whitehorse has advised that a short section of the Copper Haul trail just south of the Fish Lake Road staging area is again closed due to failing culverts.…

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2021/2022 Grooming Season Wraps Up…

09 April 2022 – The long days of sun are back, and with that comes an end to another season of multi-use trail grooming. There is still some good spring snowmobiling to be had, however…

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Mt McIntyre Trail Temporary Closure…

15 March 2022 -The Annual Yukon Ski Marathon will be held on 26 March 2022 and grooming for the event will take place on the evening of the 25th.  The volunteers involved with this event are kindly asking…

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Ice And Trail Conditions…

14 February 2022 – Once again it’s been a crazy winter in many parts of the Yukon! Our volunteers are out on the trails doing what we can, however we’d like to put out some friendly safety notes to snowmobilers and other winter enthusiasts regarding the current conditions out there…

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2022 International Take A Friend Snowmobiling Week…

10 February 2022 – February 12th through 21st 2022 is International Take A Friend Snowmobiling Week! Surveys indicate….

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Economic Impact Of Snowmobiling In Canada…

25 January 2022 – The Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations (C.C.S.O.) has recently published a new report on the economic impact of snowmobiling in Canada….

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Coal Lake Trail Head and Staging Area…

21 January 2022 – Mt. Sima has kindly asked us to share the following message with our members…

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Being Prepared For Winter In Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site – Parks Canada…

20 January 2022 – Hi all!  Parks Canada has kindly asked us to share the following message:

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2022 International Snowmobile Safety Week…

15 January 2022 – January 15th through 23rd is the 28th annual International Snowmobile Safety Week!  Thousands of snowmobile clubs and associations…

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Snow Conditions…

11 January 2022 – It’s another deep snow winter here in the Yukon!  Our groomer operators are out on the trails working…

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Expect The Unexpected…

02 January 2022 – A friendly reminder to always expect the unexpected while out on the trails…

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Grooming Season Has Commenced…

21 December 2021 – The 2021/2022 trail grooming season has commenced! Shortly after the latest dumping of snow across the southern Yukon our volunteers hit the multi-use trails to groom for you…

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Ride Safe, Ride Sober…

17 December 2021 – With yet another holiday season upon us we’d like to once again ask everyone to please never ever operate a snowmobile while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs…

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Wheeled Vehicles On Trails…

18 November 2021 – Snow is here again, which means time for winter fun!  We love sharing the trails with as many people as possible, however…

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Join ISMA In Taking The Pledge…

06 November 2021 – Join ISMA – International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association – in taking the pledge! Across North America the freedom to enjoy snowmobiling in many riding areas is being threatened…

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2021-2022 Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site Winter Use Schedule Now Available…

04 November 2021 – Parks Canada has posted the 2021-2022 winter use schedule for the Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site…

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Klondike Snowmobile Association 2021 Update…

03 November 2021 – Another snowmobiling season is almost here, and we are ready!  The Klondike Snowmobile Association…

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Copper Haul Trail Is Open…

02 November 2021 – The Copper Haul trail is open! A section of the trail just south of the Fish Lake Road staging area was…

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C.C.S.O. And Globalstar Urge Snowmobilers To Get Gear Ready Early…

26 October 2021 – Check out the press release being shared by the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations…..

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Millennium Trail and SS Klondike Work…

26 October 2021 – Parks Canada will be doing some extensive paint work on the SS Klondike in the coming weeks, focusing on…

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K.S.A. City of Whitehorse 2021 Municipal Election Candidate Survey Results…

15 October 2021 – Municipal elections will be held across the Yukon on Thursday 21 October 2021. To help our members make informed decisions on voting day the Klondike Snowmobile Association has reached out …

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K.S.A. Annual General Meeting Postponement…

04 October 2021 – The Klondike Snowmobile Association 2021 Annual General Meeting scheduled for tonight has been postponed to 01 November 2021…

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Help Us Spread The Word…

27 September 2021 – Some Yukoners may be new to snowmobiling and some snowmobilers new to the Yukon may not be aware of the work we do, so we are kindly asking everyone to please help us out by simply spreading the word…

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It’s Membership Season…

24 August 2021 – It’s K.S.A. Membership Season!  All 2020/2021 Klondike Snowmobile Association Memberships will expire on 30 September 2021, and we are now accepting renewals for the 2021/2022 season…

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Summer Trail Work…

14 July 2021 – Klondike Snowmobile Association volunteers are out on the trails working for you year-round! This summer we have several trail projects on the go…

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Trans Canada Trail News…

01 June 2021 – The Trans Canada Trail now has a new look, and an old name!  The Trans Canada Trail began…

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Hamilton Boulevard Trail Detour…

04 May 2021 – A short section of the paved Hamilton Boulevard trail just south of McIntyre Drive adjacent to where the gas station used to be is temporarily detoured…

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Copper Haul Closure…

30 April 2021 – A small section of the Copper Haul Road just south of the Fish Lake Road / Copper Haul Road staging area is closed until further notice due to significant trail damage caused by failing culverts…

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Spring Is Here…

23 April 2021 – The spring melt is in full swing for most of the Yukon, which means snowmobiling season is almost over and grooming season is wrapping up…

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Easter Weekend Snowmobiling…

30 March 2021 – With another easter weekend quickly approaching there’s sure to be a great many snowmobilers getting ready to head out and enjoy this year’s fantastic powder. Before you head out…

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K.S.A. Looking For Storage Space…

03 March 2021 – For the past several years the Klondike Snowmobile Association has been fortunate enough to have one of our members allow us free use of a large storage shed…

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Mt. McIntyre Trail Closure 06 March 2021…

03 March 2021 – The Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club will be hosting the 2021 Yukon Ski Marathon on Saturday 06 March 2021. The route includes the lower portion of the Mt. McIntyre trail and a small section of the Copper Haul Trail…

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2021 International Take A Friend Snowmobiling Week…

06 February 2021 – February 6th through 14th 2021 is International Take A Friend Snowmobiling Week!  Surveys show that there are many people in our community who are interested in snowmobiling, but just aren’t sure where or how to begin…

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New Off Road Vehicle Regulations Now In Effect…

05 February 2021 – The Yukon Government’s new Off Road Vehicle (ORV) regulations came into effect on 28 January 2021.  Snowmobiles are not affected by these new regulations…

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2021 International Snowmobile Safety Week…

16 January 2021 – January 16th through 24th 2021 is International Snowmobile Safety Week!  The Klondike Snowmobile Association strongly believes in safe snowmobiling, and we…

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Globalstar Canada and Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations Partner to Promote Rider Safety…

15 January 2021 – Globalstar Canada Satellite Co. has announced a partnership with the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations to promote rider safety through the C.C.S.O. Safe Riders program.  With this new partnership riders can now access a $50 savings off the purchase of any SPOT satellite communications device through March 2021…

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Mt. Sima Snowmobile Parking…

15 January 2021 – Mt. Sima ski hill in Whitehorse has once again created a special snowmobile parking area in the north end of their vehicle parking lot…

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New Membership Benefit…

07 January 2021 – Mountain and River Nature Travel Services are now generously offering special discounts for Klondike Snowmobile Association members on cabin rentals for winter snowmobiling…

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Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site Open For Winter Use…

15 December 2020 –Starting on 15 December 2020, Parks Canada has opened the Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site for winter use. The site was previously closed to the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic…

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Annie Lake Road Parking

12 December 2020 – Hi everyone! We’ve been asked to share a message regarding the parking area at the second bridge / end of maintained section of the Annie Lake Road…

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Spread The Word

30 November 2020 – Spread the word! Share far and wide!  With most travel outside of the Territory on hold, many Yukoners are taking up snowmobiling and other outdoor recreational activities here…

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Wheeled Vehicles On Multi-Use Trails

15 November 2020 – It’s that time of the year again, the snow is here to stay! We’d like to kindly remind everyone that wheeled vehicles are not permitted on the multi-use trails between November 1st and March 31st of each year.  This incudes…

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The 2020/2021 Yukon Grooming Season Has Commenced…

30 October 2020 – The Klondike Snowmobile Association is pleased to announce that multi-use trail grooming has commenced for the 2020/2021 season, and also our Trail Conditions page is up and running for the season…

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K.S.A. Update – October 2020

06 October 2020 – The Klondike Snowmobile Association held our Annual General Meeting on 05 October 2020, during which we reviewed the past season, elected our 2020/2021 Board of Directors, and discussed the upcoming season…

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Copper Haul Trail Update – September 2020

04 September 2020 – Work will be continuing on wildfire fuel abatement projects along The Great Trail in Whitehorse this winter, with this season’s work focusing on…

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Klondike Snowmobile Association Stickers, License Plates And Patches Now Available

20 August 2020 – As a membership benefit a Klondike Snowmobile Association sticker comes free with…

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Klondike Snowmobile Association 2020/2021 Memberships Now Available

22 July 2020 – All 2019/2020 Klondike Snowmobile Association memberships will expire on 30 September 2020, and we are now accepting renewals for the 2020/2021 season…

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Copper Haul Update – June 2020

09 June 2020 – Fire smart crews are continuing to make progress on the Copper Haul Trail in Whitehorse. This project…

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City of Whitehorse Trails Survey

16 May 2020 – The City of Whitehorse is developing a trail plan to help guide their trail related actions and policies over the next several years. This plan covers most trails within the City limits including those used by snowmobilers. They are asking for your input…

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National Volunteer Week 2020

25 April 2020 – This week is National Volunteer Week in Canada, and as the Klondike Snowmobile Association is entirely volunteer operated we would like to take this opportunity to put out a huge thank you to all of our volunteers…

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Messages from the K.S.A. President and the Yukon’s Community Service Minister Regarding Snowmobiling At The Haines And Skagway Summits

08 April 2020 – Hi there KSA Members, Snowmobiling is, and continues to be, a safe, fun and healthy outdoor activity.  In addition…

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K.S.A. COVID-19 April Update

04 April 2020 – The Klondike Snowmobile Association’s Board of Directors continues to monitor the fast changing COVID-19 pandemic for changes and updates that may affect our membership…

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K.S.A. COVID-19 March Update

20 March 2020 – In light of recent world news regarding COVID 19 / Coronavirus, the Klondike Snowmobile Association has made some temporary changes and updates to our events and meetings schedule, our membership applications, and our general operations…

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Annual Dawson Overland Trail Group Ride

28 February 2020 – Coming up on March 7 is the Klondike Snowmobile Association’s Annual Dawson Overland Trail Group Ride. It’s a great ride…

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Hamilton Boulevard Early Trail Plowing

26 February 2020 –The Klondike Snowmobile Association packs and grooms the Hamilton Boulevard Multi-Use Trail during the snowmobiling season to allow snowmobilers, pedestrians, and other winter trail users to safely share the trail…

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Copper Haul Update – February 2020

20 February 2020 – Copper Haul Road between McLean Lake trail and Mt. Sima road remains closed for fire smart work, and crews and equipment are now also working between the Sima Creek crossing and the Wolf Creek crossing…

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It’s International Take A Friend Snowmobiling Week!

08 February 2020 – February 8th through 17th 2020 is International Take A Friend Snowmobiling Week. Take A Friend Snowmobiling week happens every February across North America with dozens of Canadian and American snowmobile associations participating…

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Wise Ways To Make The Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site Your Winter Destination

05 February 2020 – Snowmobiling is permitted in much of the Chilkoot Trail NHS for most of the winter…

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Copper Haul Trail South Of Fish Lake Road Open

20 January 2020 – In late December the City of Whitehorse closed approximately one kilometer of the Copper Haul Trail just south of the Fish Lake Road due to failing culverts. City crews have made repairs to the trail for now and have re-opened this section for winter recreation use…

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International Snowmobile Safety Week

18 January 2020 – January 18th through 26th 2020 is International Snowmobile Safety Week.  The Safe Riders! – You make snowmobiling safe campaign began…

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New Klondike Snowmobile Association News Page

11 January 2020 – Welcome to our freshly overhauled Klondike Snowmobile Association News page! We hope you like it, and if you have questions, comments, or other feedback please do contact us…

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K.S.A. Newsletter Changes

10 January 2020 – The Klondike Snowmobile Association for many years had issues of SnoRiders Magazine mailed to each member for free as a membership benefit, and included with these magazines was a quarterly Klondike Snowmobile Association Newsletter…

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Copper Haul Road Closures – Update

31 December 2019 – The Copper Haul Road from the Fish Lake road staging area for approximately two kilometers south is now closed due to a wash out and failing culverts…

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Copper Haul Road Closure

18 December 2019 – The Copper Haul road between the Mt. Sima road and the McLean Lake trail turnoff is closed until further notice…

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Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site Winter Recreation Strategy Up For Review

30 November 2019 – Parks Canada is currently reviewing the Winter Recreation Use Management Strategy for the Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site. This management strategy was last revised in 2011, and it directly affects snowmobiling in much of the Skagway Summit area…

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New Discounts In Dawson City

30 November 2019 – Our friends up in Dawson City, the Dawson City Sled Dawgs, have recently gained some great new discounts for snowmobilers…

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Klondike Snowmobile Association Update

05 November 2019 – The Klondike Snowmobile Association held our Annual General Meeting on 04 November 2019. We reviewed the previous year, elected our new Board of Directors, then proceeded to discuss a variety of new and old business. We are happy to say that we are going into 2019/2020 season in good shape…

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Klondike Snowmobile Association Fall 2019 Newsletter Now Available

31 October 2019 – The Klondike Snowmobile Association’s Fall 2019 quarterly newsletter is now available…

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New K.S.A. Membership Discount

01 September 2019 – The Klondike Snowmobile Association has for many years offered all of our members a wide variety of benefits and discounts.  For the 2019/2020 membership season we are proud to announce that the list of membership benefits has once again grown longer…

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Klondike Snowmobile Association Spring 2019 Newsletter Now Available

31 May 2019 – The Klondike Snowmobile Association’s Spring 2019 quarterly newsletter is now available…

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Yukon Government Public Engagement For New Motor Vehicles Act

11 April 2019 – The Yukon Government is conducting a public engagement regarding development of a new Motor Vehicles Act. Their online survey includes questions about snowmobiles and other off road vehicles…

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White Pass (Skagway Summit) Safety Note

10 March 2019 – The White Pass & Yukon Route would like to warn everyone using the White Pass area that they will be clearing the snow from the railway tracks between Carcross and Skagway starting on 18 March 2019…

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Safety

06 February 2019 – Snowmobiles are super useful tools and super fun toys, but they can only be as safe as the rider operating them. We are asking everyone to please use proper safety gear, learn safe riding habits, and encourage other riders to do the same…

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Ice Conditions

06 February 2019 – Due to the weather we have had this season, ice conditions on several lakes and rivers throughout the Yukon have been thinner and less stable than in past years. Please be extra careful when travelling over ice…

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Klondike Snowmobile Association Mid Winter 2019 Newsletter Now Available

06 February 2019 – The Klondike Snowmobile Association’s Mid Winter 2019 quarterly newsletter is now available…

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K.S.A. Events – New Pre-Registration Requirements

31 January 2019 – Snowmobiling season is finally arriving here in the Yukon, and with it comes our K.S.A. Events season…

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K.S.A. Winter 2018/2019 Newsletter Now Available

06 December 2018 – The Klondike Snowmobile Association’s Winter 2018/2019 quarterly newsletter is now available…

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Klondike Snowmobile Association Update

13 November 2018 – It’s been another busy year at the Klondike Snowmobile Association, and the work is continuing…

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K.S.A. 2018 Municipal Election Candidates Survey Results

16 October 2018 – Municipal Elections are being held across the Yukon on October 18th, 2018. Out of concern of the future state of motorized recreation in Whitehorse…

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Whistle Bend Trails Update

02 October 2018 – The City of Whitehorse has now designated two main trails for Whistle Bend…

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K.S.A. Fall 2018 Newsletter Now Available

30 September 2018 – The Klondike Snowmobile Association’s Fall 2018 quarterly newsletter is now available…

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Klondike Snowmobile Association Events Survey Results

13 September 2018 – Thank you to everyone who completed our K.S.A. Events survey! During the 2017/2018 snowmobiling season the K.S.A. organized…

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K.S.A. Membership Season

13 September 2018 – The 2017/2018 membership year was another record for Klondike Snowmobile Association, for the first time ever we had over 1000 members…

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New Online K.S.A. Membership Form

23 August 2018 – We’ve introduced a brand new way to sign up or renew your Klondike Snowmobile Association Membership! You can now save time and paper…

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K.S.A. Spring 2018 Newsletter Now Available

13 April 2018 – The Klondike Snowmobile Association’s Spring 2018 quarterly newsletter is now available…

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Events Survey

08 March 2018 – When reviewing membership application forms over the past few seasons we have noticed one of the most common responses in the “What would you like to see the K.S.A. do this year?” section was more events…

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K.S.A. Mid Winter 2018 Newsletter Now Available

14 February 2018 – The Klondike Snowmobile Association’s Mid Winter 2018 quarterly newsletter is now available…

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New Whitehorse Trail Map

07 February 2018 – The City of Whitehorse and the Klondike Snowmobile Association have successfully entered the Whitehorse area multi-use trails into Polaris Ride Command…

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Snow Conditions

15 January 2018 – Almost anyone living in the Yukon would agree this season’s weather has been way up and way down…

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K.S.A. Winter 2017/2018 Newsletter Now Available

21 December 2017 – The Klondike Snowmobile Association’s Winter 2017/2018 quarterly newsletter is now available…

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Klondike Snowmobile Association Update

16 November 2017 – It’s been a busy year for the K.S.A., and work is continuing for the upcoming snowmobile season…

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K.S.A. Fall 2017 Newsletter Now Available

30 October 2017 – The Klondike Snowmobile Association’s Fall 2017 quarterly newsletter is now available…

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K.S.A. New Groomer Update

22 October 2017 – Our new trail groomer has arrived! We’re proud to announce the arrival of our latest and greatest trail grooming machine, a Kubota RTV1100…

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A Record Year for K.S.A. Membership

30 September 2017 – The 2016/2017 membership season was a record year for the Klondike Snowmobile Association, for the first time in our 36 year history we had over 900 members…

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The Great Trail Is 100% Connected!

31 August 2017 – The Trans Canada Trail was born out of the Canada 125 celebrations in 1992, and a goal was set to have it completed for the Canada 150 celebrations in 2017…

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City of Whitehorse begins planning for Robert Service Way area

14 August 2017 – The City of Whitehorse has launched a new survey to help form a long term plan for developing the Robert Service Way area…

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Whitehorse Trails and Greenways Committee Update

12 August 2017 – Over the past several years the volunteer based Whitehorse Trails and Greenways Committee has been providing advise and recommendations to the City of Whitehorse with regards to trail planning and designation in the City…

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Whistle Bend Trails

31 July 2017 – The perimeter multi-use trail around Whistle Bend was initially developed as a motorized multi-use trail for residents in the new Whistle Bend area to use…

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The Klondike Snowmobile Association Is Acquiring A New Trail Groomer!

07 June 2017 – The K.S.A. is proud to announce a new trail groomer for the multi-use trails in and around Whitehorse…

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The Klondike Snowmobile Association Has A New E-mail

02 May 2017 – The Klondike Snowmobile Association has a new e-mail address!  You can now reach us at klonsnow@gmail.com… 

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For older news articles and/or further information on current news, please contact the Klondike Snowmobile Association by email at klonsnow@gmail.com or by phone at 867 667 7680.

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