• Snowmobile Sunset

    Snowmobile Sunset

  • Berry Hill February 2017

    Berry Hill February 2017

  • Berry Hill February 2017

    Berry Hill February 2017

  • Tartan Rapids at Prosperous Lake

    Tartan Rapids at Prosperous Lake

  • Cliffs of Blanchette Island

    Cliffs of Blanchette Island

  • Shore of Great Slave Lake

    Shore of Great Slave Lake

  • 2017 Making Trax

    2017 Making Trax

  • 2017 Making Trax

    2017 Making Trax

News/Calendar

Bullmoose – Ruth Winter Road Update March 13th

Please see the attached March 13th update on the Bullmoose-Ruth remediation project winter road

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Please see the attached update from February 20, 2017 regarding the Bullmoose, Ruth Winter Road and remediation project.

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Dangerous Narrow Roads on Yellowknife Bay

Coming across YK Bay last night in the dark I found what looks like a commercial blower (skid steer mounted snow blower) has cut 2-3 troughs across Yellowknife Bay in a SE direction towards Dettah between Mosher Island and Negus Point.

Part of it is road-width, the other two (sometimes one) is the width of unit, 6-8 feet. These are very dangerous because they are straight sided and there is little warning due to no evident snow-bank because the snow was thrown. Also, because of the narrow width, its difficult to cross, especially with a boggon.

Very negligent behavior. Someone unaware clipping along in the dark could find a snow packed vertical wall in their face.

Perhaps its better marked in other areas… but I didn’t see it.

There was a facebook post earlier this week from a gentleman who hit one of these unmarked roads resulting in a severely damaged snowmobile and broken arm!

Keep your speeds down and be aware at all times!

2017 Making Trax Snowmobile Rally

Frostbite 50 – Advisory

The Frostbite 50 is this Saturday – Mar. 18. The racers start at the ski club, across Back Bay to the Walsh Lake trail (not sure if the east or west trail) across Walsh to Prosperous to Cassidy Point, across Hwy 4 to the Hay Lake Trail and back across Back Bay to the ski club. If you are planning on using one of these trails please give the racers the right-of –way.

Monday March 13, 2017 – Trail Update

Overflow has been reported but I haven’t run across any. Lots of deep snow in the bush and off the trails. Also lots of UNMARKED winter roads. Although my road is marked it is blown in but still a good bump if you hit it at speed.

We tried out a drag pulled behind our snowmobiles this past Sunday on the Walsh Lake trail and the Walsh-Prosperous lake trail. It works okay but it does move some snow and helps smooth out the trail. It would have been better if we had started using it as soon as possible in the early winter as some of the dips are big enough to lose a small sled. We can use the drag from Ingram Trail through to Walsh and Prosperous, if we have time we will try it out on the Hay Lake Trail.

The Frostbite 50 is this Saturday – Mar. 18. The racers start at the ski club, across Back Bay to the Walsh Lake trail (not sure if the east or west trail) across Walsh to Prosperous to Cassidy Point, across Hwy 4 to the Hay Lake Trail and back across Back Bay to the ski club. If you are planning on using one of these trails please give the racers the right-of –way.

Attached is a poster for the Making Trax Snowmobile Rally. Please print-off a copy and post in your office, coffee room, company bulletin board and forward to friends and neighbours. As always Marg has done a great job of obtaining prizes for the event and for the Silent Auction. Grand Prize for the Snowmobile Rally is an Ice fishing set-up from Canadian Tire – I haven’t picked it up as yet so not exactly sure what all it contains. Lots of prizes along the trail and for the top Card Hands. Registration is $10 and you get one free card hand. Extra card hands are $10 each.

The Making Trax event will be held at the LONG LAKE BEACH KITCHEN at the east side of the beach. The ride will take place at 1PM on April 1, 2017, registration is open at 11 AM. chili and hot dogs, coffee and hot chocolate will be included in the registration fee. The ride will be along the Powerline Loop.

Ride Safe – Ride Sober.

Bruce Hewlko, President
Great Slave Snowmobile Association

Canadian Tire Making Trax Snowmobile Rally

We are happy to announce our Canadian Tire Making Trax Snowmobile Rally

This is the Great Slave Snowmobile Association’s fund-raising event for the year and we are pleased to announce that once again Canadian Tire is the premier sponsor.

Entry fee for this event is $10.00/person which includes your participation in the ride, one free card hand for the Poker Derby and chances to win some great prizes on the ride as well as the opportunity to bid on silent auction items. As in past, riders will have the option to purchase additional card hands for $10.00, there is no limit on the number of hands you can buy!

The trail ride will begin at 1:00PM at the Long Lake Beach Kitchen Shelter, Registration will start at 11:00AM. The ride will be along the Powerline Trail and will be approximately 40 Kilometers with three stops along the way.

This is a family event and kids are welcome with Chilli, Hot Dogs, Coffee and Hot Chocolate served at the end of the ride!

The Grand Prize this year is an Ice Fishing Package donated by Canadian Tire.

Please pass on to your friends/neighbors and co-workers…..the more the merrier!

We hope to see you there!

GSSA – Executive

2015-16 Season – Update

Hi Trail Riders

Another season is son to be upon us. The summer is quickly turning into fall and in 2 months we may be on our sleds.

On Sept. 26 we will join the Ski Club and several other clubs for the clean-up of the Vee Lake Road. Two years ago the GNWT and TerraX Mining sponsored a clean-up of the road. We took several truck-loads of garbage to the city dump. There is still money left over in the bank to be shared by the participating organizations. We will meet at the Vee Lake Parking lot at 10:00 AM and we should finish later in the afternoon depending on the amount of garbage. We get reimbursed by the number of people from the club that show up and the number of quads and trucks used. It will likely be cool and damp so bring warm clothes and gloves and a light lunch and something warm to drink. If the weather is poor we will postpone to Oct. 3.

We will have our Annual General Meeting in late October, probably the 22nd or 29th. Time and place to be determined.

I have not confirmed it as yet but we will likely do the Ice Thickness testing for the Fire Department again this fall. We will need volunteers to test the ice thickness. It usually takes 2 to 3 hours for 3 or 4 Saturdays. Survival suits and safety gear supplied by the fire hall. We usually have teams of 3 – 1 driver and 2 people in suits on the ice.

Kate Hillman-Barnes has updated the Membership application form and it will be on the web site soon. We will be confirming with the snowmobile dealerships regarding club discounts.

Garbage Cleanup – May 12 @ 7:00PM

As mentioned in our earlier email the GSSA Trail Riders are again participating in the City of Yellowknife’s Spring Cleanup.

We have been advised by the City that our area for spring cleanup (garbage pickup) will be the School Draw area. Please meet in the Parking Lot of NACC (across from the Anderson Thompson tower) on Tuesday May 12 at 7:00PM. The City is supplying the garbage bags but you will want to bring gloves and ensure you have appropriate footwear as some of the areas may still be wet. We will have maps of the area for those that come out to help.

Feel free to bring family/friends – the more the merrier!

We hope to see you there!

Snow Drags – Fort Simpson

Snow Drags 2015

If your in the Fort Simpson area check out their SNOW DRAGS event!

For more information please contact Jermaine Gargan at 867-446-8883

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