The Revelstoke Snowmobile Society has been dissolved

by Kirsten Armleder

The Revelstoke Snowmobile Club is one of the oldest and largest clubs in the province; it's been around for 45 years. Revelstoke Snowmobile Club photo

For the past 16 years, one of Western Canada’s most popular sledding destinations has been looked after by two groups: the Revelstoke Snowmobile Society and the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club. They remained separate entities—with the society being responsible for grooming the trails in Revelstoke and taking care of the business side of things while the club organized events and looked after the social end. 

According to Ron LaRoy, a director of the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club, there was some confusion as to who did what so the decision was made this spring to dissolve the society.

Sledders who love riding Revelstoke needn’t worry though, as the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club has assumed the responsibilities and duties that the society had performed. This decision was made by the directors and corporate members of the club. They felt it was in the best interest of snowmobiling in Revelstoke, LaRoy said, to have one organization handle the business of snowmobiling in the area. He said there will be less confusion and it will be easier to get goals accomplished.

This summer, the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club will be busy completing a couple of the trails that were installed last fall. The club will also be getting the groomers ready for next season and its member will continue to work with the government regarding current caribou closures in the area.

For more information about the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club and its riding areas, see the club’s website

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