It's that time of the year for trail clearing. Below are the planned dates for each trail.
* June 18 - Squaw
* June 26 - Moose/Portal
* July 9 - Buck
* July 17 - Fairy
* Aug 27 - Carrot
* TBD - Buffalo Horn
If you are interested in helping on any of the trails, we meet at the groomer shed at 8:00 A.M. each of the days. You will need a four wheeler or motorcycle.
Contact Wes (406) 600-6063 if you have any questions.
Thanks to Canyon Adventures
For those of you who ride Buck Ridge Trail, I hope you noticed how smooth the trail was this past season. GVSA partnered with Canyon Adventures, who provided additional grooming services. In addition to the added grooming of Buck Ridge Trail, the folks at Canyon Adventures filled in several times when the GVSA groomer was down with mechanical issues and kept the trail smooth.
Tell Ed and the crew at Canyon Adventures thanks the next time you see them.
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.