If you're sledding in Valemount this year, you'll want to know where to get hard-copy trail maps, and passes.
The Valemount & Area Recreation Development Association (VARDA) maintains the local trails and puts out an area guide that can be found at all hotels and sponsoring businesses in Valemount.
Daily trail fees for the 2014/2015 season recently increased in price from $20 to $25 - more than reasonable, considering the continual upgrades and maintenance that VARDA puts in to ensure the quality of local snowmobiling.
A season pass is also available, permitting riders to have unlimited sledding all season long in all the VARDA-maintained areas.
Season pass rates:
Individual pass - $230.00
Family (up to two) spouse or one child up to 18 years of age living at the same address - $400
Additional family member under 18 - $50
Senior (60 years of age and older) - $150
For more information, visit the VARDA website.