The Golden Triangle

Whitecourt Trail Report -Feb 4, 2022

We are getting fresh snow today and we have had a couple of inches the past few days. We need more snow, as we lost over 18″ the past couple of weeks with the warm temps, wind and rain.
Grooming: North side grooming – Staging area to 6,7,9, 89,29 and to the Casino. South was groomed last Thursday and we will start grooming it again after the weekend. Trails are holding up well.
Staging Areas: Groat Creek and Eagle River are open. They are snow packed.
Hazards: A big thank you to everyone who has trailed cleaned- again. Thanks to the riders that help us out by moving trees and or debris when they come down, it helps the snow cats when they groom. There may still be a few trees down on the trails due to high winds; we had over 80km gusts a couple of days ago. Please watch for signs around #9 and #10, Carson Lake Trail #24 and #15, to slow down, . The pipeline crossing in those sections are completed, but there maybe a small amount of debris on the trail. A reminder that our Golden Triangle section from the Gundy Cabin to Letter K is closed due to pipeline construction crossings. Re-Route from Carson Cabin to Athabasca Lookout to the Eagle River Casino and up to Chickadee Creek and Manweiler trails to Virginia Hills. Please watch for signs to slow down around the Gundy Cabin area to Virginia Hills and Fox Creek trail connector. Please be cautious if you are crossing larger water bodies. Lots of rough ice, big slabs, with open areas and flood waters. Reminder, that our trail ends prior to river crossings; you are crossing at your own risk. On the south side please watch for signs along the airport trail as they are logging in that area.
Reminder of our Annual Rally coming up Family Day weekend with plans for 2 routes both days. Please register online through our website on Eventbrite. You will have to set up an account on Eventbrite if you haven’t before.

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