Curtis Pawliuk, VARDA GM, on Mt. Diefenbaker near Valemount

Sled-asssisted ski area first of its kind

October 19, 2011 The Goat
The Valemount Area Recreation Development Association is set to finish clearing the first ski-run on the side of Mount Diefenbaker for its groundbreaking sled-assisted ski hill. Once completed next year, the Crystal Ridge ski hill […]

Thunderous tracks

October 13, 2011 The Goat
Linden Ladouceur, 16, of Dunster is the youngest sledder ever featured in Jim Phelan’s sledding stunt videos, appearing in this year’s Thunderstruck 10. Ladouceur introduced himself to Phelan at the Edmonton snow show a couple […]

X-country marks the spot

September 21, 2011 The Goat
By: Raphael Jamin There hasn’t been a cross-country running team in Valemount for eight years, but already the local team is making their footprint. With enough interest this fall, the team began training three weeks […]
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5 Mile bike park seeks crown land approval

August 3, 2011 The Goat
The Yellowhead Outdoor Recreation Association (YORA) is submitting a proposal for a mountain bike skills park and ride center for all ages and abilities near 5-mile road in Valemount. Andreas Thoni, Project Manager of the […]

Avalanche! McBride man survives 7-foot burial

February 1, 2011 The Goat
“You could see the whole hillside across the ridge fracture. About 250 feet across.” An ordinary day-trip into the backcountry nearly turned tragic last weekend, but technology and the astute wits of friends prevented it. […]
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Midget Hockey Tourney

December 10, 2010 The Goat
McBride, Valemount, Jasper and Armstrong battle it out on the ice Dec. 10-12 in the 7-game tournament. On the first night of the tournament, Friday night, Valemount narrowly won against Armstrong 6-5 after a tense […]
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