07 November 2023 – Klondike Snowmobile Association
Another Yukon winter is here! With an eye on the snowmobile season fast approaching us the Klondike Snowmobile Association held our Annual General Meeting on Monday 06 November 2023 in Whitehorse, and we are happy to report that we are doing well and we are ready for winter.
Over the past year the Klondike Snowmobile Association accomplished many hours of volunteer trail work in the form of both winter trail grooming and summer trail maintenance. Last winter’s trail grooming went reasonably well and we’ve now completed the fit up of our new Skandic and we’re excited get it out grooming this season. Over the summer we hosted several trail maintenance evenings around the Whitehorse area during which we cleaned up and brushed out a variety of multi-use trails and we also made good progress on updating Trans Canada Trail signage throughout the Yukon.
We also continued to work hard behind the scenes to represtent and advocate for Yukon snowmobilers. We had many productive meetings with municipal and territorial governments regarding several ongoing issues, we maintained positive relationships with a variety of other organziations that we share the trail network with, and we continued to support and promote snowmobile safety programs. We also made progress on some handy resources for snowmobilers, such as adding many of the Yukon’s mutli-use trails into the Polaris Ride Command app.
In addition to working hard for Yukon snowmobilers we also hosted some fun group rides last year and we are planning to do more this year. We’re looking for suggestions on when and where our membership would like to go for this year’s group rides, so please let us know!
At this time the Klondike Snowmobile Association is in good financial shape with healthy membership numbers, and we’d like to thank all of our members for your continued support. Although our work is done by volunteers we do rely on membership fees to help pay for equipment purchases and operating costs, and the more members we have the stronger our voice becomes when it comes time to adovate for Yukon snowmobilers.
Our Annual General Meeting went well and our 2023/2024 Board of Directors features a healthy mix of long serving board members with experience and new directors with fresh ideas. A huge thank you to the 2022/2023 board for all of your hard work and a huge thank you to the 2023/2024 board for stepping up for the next season!
Snow is arriving in the Yukon, so right now is the time to make sure your Klondike Snowmobile Association membership is up to date and to get your snowmobiles ready for riding!