April 22nd 2021

Alert – Five Mile Road, Valemount BIKE PARK,

Road Closure due to large slump.

The slump is still active and unstable, it has potential to keep sloughing until the frost is out of the ground. VCF staff have put up two signs, one at the beginning of the Five mile FSR and again near 3 km, just before the Trapline and Munday grind trails and high viz ribboning across the road.

DO NOT CROSS at this time the ROAD IS CLOSED from the second sign to all traffic; the area is unsafe.  It is to stabilize before bringing in equipment for repairs and when it is safe to do so. Repairs will be done as soon as possible.

Valemount Community Forest works with recreational organizations to enhance local and tourist outdoor experiences.

VCF is supportive of local initiatives and works with Valemount & Area Recreation Development Association (VARDA), Yellowhead Outdoor Recreation Association (YORA), the Valemount Bike Park to develop and maintain roads, trail access and pathways. VCF has also worked with Valemount Glacier Destinations Resort (VGDR) and is supportive of the Valemount Ski Society Delegation with the interest in a bunny slope inside the VGDR footprint.

The 5-Mile recreation trail area includes the bike park, which is within the VCF’s working forest. Communication, education and planning adds to the success story of the local tourism economy.

There is greater use of VCF operating areas due to the increased quality of the road systems. Unfortunately, recreational vehicles (ATV’s, Side-by-Sides and snowmobiles) using active forest roads for their fun-time driving is also a safety concern.

Please also visit the Community Programs tab for more on Recreation program support and initiatives.