Grooming has begun
GVSA has begun grooming for the 2016-17 season. We are currently grooming all trails. We expect to add Portal Creek to the weekly rotation this year. Check the Trails/Grooming page for more detailed information.
New Groomed Trails
GVSA has added new groomed trails to the program this year. Due to improvements on part of the Big Sky Trail through the Swan Creek area, we are now able to groom all the way from Little Bear to the top of Portal Creek.
We have also groomed Forest Service Trail 527 in the Carrol Creek area this year. The new groomed trail starts at the upper parking lot on Fairy Lake Road and ends on the road to Flathead Pass. This will allow you to ride all the way from the lower Fairy Lake parking lot to Flathead Pass on a groomed trail (about a 20 mile round trip ride).
If you try out the new trails, please let us know what you think. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New trail use permit required
A new trail pass will be required to use groomed trails this year. Click here for a detailed explanation of the new trail pass. In summary:
* The pass costs $18
* It is good for 3 years
* It does not replace the (permanent) state registration sticker
* The pass applies to snowmobiles, snow bikes, fat tire bikes and any other mechanized equipment using the groomed trail
* Revenue generated by this pass goes directly to the Montana State Parks Snowmobiling Program which funds the trail grooming programs throughout the state
Click here for a list of local vendors selling the pass.