07 January 2024 – Klondike Snowmobile Association
Snow is finally accumulating in the Yukon and grooming season has commenced! Most multi-use trails and riding areas around the Yukon are now open and ready for snowmobiling.
Grooming… Our fleet of trail groomers have been out and about several times over the past couple weeks maintaining some multi-use trails for your enjoyment. To see where our groomers have been lately head on over to our current trail conditions page at https://ksa.yk.ca/trails/trail-conditions/. While you’re there, please use the form at the bottom of the current trail conditions page to send us a quick message about how the trails you’ve ridden lately were, it really does help us!
Group Snowmobile Rides… Interested in coming along for a group ride this season? Check out our events page at https://ksa.yk.ca/coming-events/ for some dates and details on upcoming group snowmobile rides. So far we are planning a just for fun group ride in late January, our annual Take A Friend Snowmobiling Ride in mid February and a trip up the Livingston Trail in early March. We’re also still looking for suggestions on when and where to do group rides, so if you have an idea please let us know!
Copper Haul Update… The fire break project on the Copper Haul between Mt. Sima and the Mary Lake area is now expected to be completed in late 2024 or early 2025. Occasional plowing of the copper haul trail in this area for log truck access is expected to continue throughout this snowmobile season and possibly the early part of next season, after which the trail will return to business as usual. Once completed the next section currently being planned is between Mt. Sima and McLean Lake trail, and that work is expected to occur between 2025 and 2030. We are working to minimize impact on trail users during this time however occasional plowing may be required during that time.
Haines and Skagway Summits… The summits are ready for all you mountain riders out there! Please enjoy responsibly and always be avalanche aware and avalanche prepared. Check the highway reports before heading out on any road trip at https://511yukon.ca/ as both the Klondike Highway and Haines Road have been closed frequently this season. Also please note some weekends at the Skagway Summit are non-motorized only in the entire Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site, including the parking lot at Log Cabin, a schedule is posted on the Parks Canada website and also on our Events page at https://ksa.yk.ca/coming-events/.
Safety… International Snowmobile Safety Week is coming soon. Riders like you can make snowmobiling safe, so please ride safe and ride sober. Visit our safety page at https://ksa.yk.ca/safety/ any time for snowmobile safety tips, stats, links and more.
Enjoy winter while it lasts!