If Clemina Creek is one of your favourite snowmobiling areas in Valemount, B.C., then you’ll be happy to know there is a new warm-up shelter being erected there. The new shelter, which is more like a cabin, is a 600-square-foot structure that will serve as a place to store emergency equipment, as well as a meeting place for sledders to stop and have lunch or warm up by the fire. Yes, there is a wood stove and a barbecue.
Work on the cabin has been taking place all summer, and it is just about done. Only the small details, such as the interior seating and coat hooks, are all that is left. According to the Valemount and Area Recreation Development Association (VARDA), the shelter will be ready in time for the 2014-2015 sledding season—which is fast approaching by the way (if you follow VARDA on Facebook, you’ll see that the mountains there are already capped in snow).
So far, the funds for this project have come entirely from donations and money that VARDA has been saving up. If you’d like to contribute, contact Curtis Pawliuk, general manager of VARDA, at 250.566.4817. For updates and more information on the snowmobiling in Valemount, see VARDA’s website.