The green machines are out!
White River and Red Sands have been groomed.
We remind our riders that this is early season and the very warm temperatures we had earlier this week have made it difficult for the lower elevation trails. The team appreciates your patience.
We will be opening the Coulees zone tomorrow. A few locals made it in there today and it was really great. The trail in has stiff snow but it is flat and ready for riding.
Good day Riders,
We have been getting many questions about the status of SledBlueRiver and how are zones are shaping up. The latest event generated a lot of precipitation but much of it came as rain in the lower levels. We hoped to be in full operation by December 3, 2021 but due to the rain event we don’t feel it is prudent to open all our zones.
The zone updates are as follows and in affect until we update this site.
From a SledBlueRiver perspective, this area is considered closed. There is not enough snow on the lower aspect of the road. If you do choose to there please, please do not drive up the road with trailers. This will certainly cause issues for you and will affect the health of the road for our seasons. Trucks with single sled or sled deck can drive up to about 4km or 6km mark before the road is rideable. Parking is limited and we would recommend using the turnouts to turn around then park on the side of the road vs parking in the turnout.
Red Sands and White River:
We will be opening December 3, 2021 and will have a booth attendant at the trail head for further information. The parking lot is plowed and should be ready by tomorrow as the temperatures drop.
Fingers, Coulees, North Blue
From a SledBlueRiver perspective, these areas are considered closed. None of these areas have been accessed as yet (to our knowledge). Fingers is a new zone and we have much work to do to sort out access when snow levels in the valley are as low as they are just now.
Thank you to all our current members and those that are soon to sign up. At $40 it is an easy way to show your support.
Our new landing pages for the area zones are finally done! Well, not done but up. We will be adding more to them as we go but we feel they are much easier to use and understand our zones. This is an example of where some of your trail fees go. It is not all grooming to keep the clubs running!
We are looking forward to seeing you in Blue and appreciate your patience while we get things organized after some questionable weather this week. The good news is we have an incredible base layer which sets us up for a solid season.
We are getting geared up and counting the days to opening!
Our tentative opening day is December 3. It is likely that not all areas will have fully groomed trails day one. We will up date this site with our progression throughout the week and our first weekend.
Please visit the trail head booths for before riding any of our zones to ensure you have the latest information regarding grooming, safety and openings.
$822.50 to the 50 / 50 Winner!
A big congratulations to Grant from Grand Praire. He is the winner of this seasons Sled Blue River 50/50 draw.
Thank you all for such a great season! Everyone did their best to ensure our staff and our community stayed safe.
In addition to fund raising efforts such as the 5050, we collect trail fees (price determined by the Government) to fund operations ensuring access trails, staffing, insurance, and all the other costs involved in operating snowmobile club. However, the trail fees and fund raising alone do not cover all costs. To help bridge this fiscal gap we must thank and support our generous sponsors.
With the sponsorship support and the tireless efforts of our volunteer board we are able to ensure the riding areas in Blue River are open and well maintained. We appreciate any efforts by our riders to support the sponsors. Their dedication is outstanding and they indeed deserve our business.