Snowmobile acrobatics coming to 5th ave

February 23, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken It’s been a long time coming: a wintertime event that celebrates snowmobiling in Valemount that is open to all. “We were tasked with putting on a winter event,” said Valemount and Area […]

Blue River reels with access woes

February 17, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken Unexpected logging is disrupting snowmobiling at Finn Creek, the main snowmobiling area in Blue River, BC and the local sled club says its impact eclipses that of managing endangered mountain caribou and […]

Mania in the mountains

February 5, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken Attendees of Mountain Mania X had rave reviews. It was held in McBride last Saturday and it was hosted by the McBride Big Country Snowmobile Association and the online website and forum […]

Valemount’s Jr. Rangers go dog-sledding

February 5, 2020 The Goat
According to reports, OPERATION MUSHING VALE was an unmitigated success. The Valemount Junior Canadian Ranger winter exercise helped solidify winter camping skills, snowshoeing and handling a dogsled. Submitted by Lieutenant Natasha Tersigni Ten Junior Canadian […]

An Avalanche Forecast for McBride

January 14, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken For the first time ever, the North Rockies has an avalanche forecast to help backcountry users make good decisions in the winter time. For the last 5 years, the North Rockies (which […]

Irishmen camp for VIA

January 13, 2020 The Goat
By Andru McCracken A couple of Irishmen who were in town visiting the area founded themselves waiting for the VIA train out of doors. Luckily, the men were well prepared and had brought a tent. […]

Jasper campground bookings set new record

January 8, 2020 The Goat
By Goat Staff Campground reservations got underway for the 2020 season at Jasper National Park on Jan. 7th, 2020. Parks Canada says there were 11,431 bookings on the first day of reservations breaking the previous […]

Valemount’s forgotten ski hill

December 23, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken In the mid-1960s Valemount had a ski hill. Although few traces of the hill are left, at least one of the men who helped build the facility still lives in town and […]
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