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COVID Update

With our new COVID world, some changes are being made while we wait this virus out. We will remain fluid and continue to assess things as the months wear on, but at the moment here is how things look for the club operations:

· Trails will remain open and rides will be starting as soon as there is enough snow

· General meetings and inside club events will be suspended. We will be looking at ways to have outside club events that conform to health recommendations

· Clubhouse is closed to use for now

· Newsletter will be coming out shortly and will include information that would otherwise have been shared at the general meetings as the season moves forward

We urge you to please support the club again this year in order for the club to able to survive COVID times, as there will still be the expenses of utility and insurance bills, trails to keep cleared and groomed, etc. Changes have been put in place to keep the expenses as low as possible.

Trail Maintenance

Trail Maintenance Green Lake Snowmobile Club (GLSC)

The overall objective of the GLSC trail grooming /maintenance is to provide smooth trails that are suitable for all levels of rider experience.

For the last couple weeks club members and JCP staff has been spending a great amount of time and money in clearing and preparing the trails for everyone’s enjoyment and safety this snowmobile season. Several of the trails have already been groomed to lay down a solid base as we wait for more snow.

Some people with  ATV’s are still trying to use some of these trails that we have already cleared and groomed resulting in deep ruts and rocks strewn across the trail. This is very costly and frustrating for all those that volunteer their time to maintain the trails.

We are asking everyone around the lake to talk to their neighbours or anyone they see heading out on the trails with ATV’s this time of year to please stay off the trails for the snowmobile season.

Just a friendly reminder that ATV/AUV or any wheeled vehicle SHOULD NOT be on the Snowmobile Trails after we have received our first significant snowfall of the season. In general between December 1 to March 31.
We need everyone  to respect the trail system and be courteous to each other.

Thanks for everyone’s support

Peter McKie – President GLSC
Art Groves – Vice President GLSC

Special Avalanche Warning

Special Avalanche Warning for Much of BC’s Backcountry

Canadian Avalanche Centre says backcountry travel in avalanche terrain not recommended in areas affected by warning. 

February 23, 2012, Revelstoke, BC: The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) is issuing a special public avalanche warning for a widespread area of the province’s backcountry. The warning includes the mountainous areas of the Cariboos, the North and South Columbias, the North and South Rockies, the Lizard Range, the Purcells, the South Coast Inland and Northwest Inland. The warning is in effect from Friday February 24 through to Monday February 27.

“The clear, dry spell covering the province in early February had a weakening effect on the surface of the snow at that time,” explains Karl Klassen, Manager of the CAC’s Public Avalanche Warning Services.

“Now that surface is buried and left us with a very complex upper snowpack, with a number of weak layers. Conditions are very tricky to manage right now. If you’re going into avalanche terrain, you need local knowledge, extensive experience and training.” 

The CAC is advising all recreational backcountry users to carefully monitor the advice in the avalanche bulletins. Everyone in a backcountry party needs to be equipped with a shovel, probe and transceiver and the CAC strongly recommends all backcountry users take an avalanche awareness course.

 Snowpack stability changes constantly throughout the winter. Backcountry users need to check the avalanche bulletin regularly to keep informed of conditions in their area. More detailed information is also available on the CAC forecaster’s blog.

 For the bulletins, blog and information on training, check    www.avalanche.ca/cac.

For more information

Mary Clayton, CAC Communications Director

Office: 250.837.2141 (228)

Mobile: 250.837.1492

Memorial Ride & Open House Feb. 25th

Please join us on Saturday, February 25th for our Annual Memorial Ride.  This is to remember members who made great contributions in starting and maintaining this club over the past 35 years.  Ride will commence from the Clubhouse (snow and weather permitting) at 10:30 am.  We will arrive back at the Clubhouse around 12:30 pm for lunch.  We will do the memorial service outdoors, around the Clubhouse fire pit, at approximately 1:00 pm.

  Lunch will be provided by the Club, as a thank you for everyone’s hard work this year.  Join us for hamburgers, smokies, hot dogs and chili.

 Hope to see you all there.

Peter