• 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


Weekly Newsletter – November 30, 2014

Weekly Newsletter – Nov. 30, 2014

A big THANK-YOU to the ice measuring crew – job well done. Darcy Hernblad and the entire Fire Department also appreciate your work.

City Snowmobile By-law says that it is illegal to ride on the sidewalk. Ride on the right side of the road and remember the speed limit is 30 kph.

Also thanks to those that helped out at the dealers Open Houses. We really appreciate your efforts in promoting the GSSA-TR. With all the work we do around the city there are still snowmobilers out there are not familiar with the club.

The Motor sport club has plowed a track out on the right hand side of the winter road about half way down Vee Lake. They will be marking the berm with Reflectors. The new Mattracks were installed on the Kubota this weekend. They ride a little smoother and seems to pull a little easier. We will be looking to sell the old tracks.

On Saturday, Dec. 6 we will work on the Frame Lake Winter Walking Trail (weather permitting). We will meet on Frame Lake near the Tunnel under Old Airport Road at 10am. It generally takes about 2 hours. Bring a snow shovel.

Think Snow!

Weekly Newsletter – November 23, 2014

Weekly Newsletter – Nov. 23, 2014

The Swap Meet was a bit of a bust as there were very few participants; however I did manage to sell a helmet and some pants that I no longer used. There were a few sleds for sale but I do not know if there were any takers. Perhaps if it was warmer there may have been a better turn out.

We will be installing the new tracks on the Kubota on Nov. 29 at my garage located at 226 Utsingi Drive starting at 9AM. If you are interested in helping out with grooming this winter and want to know how the tracks work you are welcome to stop by and help out.

I have marked out a new trail in behind YK Chrysler, near RTL Pond. It will straighten out a number of curves in the existing trail. Once we get a Saturday with warmer weather we can organize a clearing crew. There is about 100 m of new Trail to clear.

We will start grooming operations and work on the Frame Lake Winter Walking Trail as soon as there is sufficient snow coverage on the trails and on Frame Lake.

I was recently in Ottawa for the fall Board of Directors meeting of the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations. The focus of the organization is towards obtaining sustainable funding for trail maintenance and groomer replacement. In this regards we meet with our local MP’s and the Executive met with the PMO to put forward the message that snowmobiling is an important part of Canada’s economy and a winter activity enjoyed by many Canadians.

The club executive met last week and started making plans for the Making Trax Snowmobile Rally which will be held on April 4, 2015. We are working on the same plan as last year with a Ride, Dinner and Dance; more info to follow as we confirm arrangements.

SOME of the lakes are safe for snowmobiling and some are not. Check the ice thickness before you ride.

Snowmobile Safety Course

Arctic Response has added another session of the City of Yellowknife Snowmobile Safety Certificate Course for February 8, 2015. Course is $50 for those aged 12-15, $100 for 16+.

For more information or to register contact Adam Woogh at Arctic Response
Phone: 867-873-3205 (office), Suite 101 – 349 Old Airport Rd., Yellowknife, NT

Community Showcase Night

The winter edition of the Community Showcase Night will go ahead in January as 40 organizations have signed up (thank you!). This is scheduled for:

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Multiplex gym

Power is available on a first come, first served basis. 9 outlets are available at this time.

Please include this event in any promotion you may be doing for the winter/spring season and/or spread the word with your members. The City’s promotion includes a media release (sent to all major media outlets), a radio ad, mention in the weekly Capital Update flyer, mention on the Friday morning radio spot, inclusion in the Winter Recreation Guide events listing, posting on the electronic signs at the Multiplex and near the YKCA/RIMP, posting on social media and posting on the City’s website.

Should the need arise; I will follow up with any additional information by Friday, December 19. Otherwise, please look for a final email update on Monday, January 5 (map of layout, tables list, etc.). Please let me know if you have any questions in the meantime. Thank you, Sandra Nielsen, Special Events Coordinator, Community Services, City of Yellowknife

Annual General Meeting Minutes

GSSA Annual General Meeting 2014

Please be advised we will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Thursday October 23rd, 2014 at 7:30 PM at the offices of Crowe MacKay LLP. They are located at 5103 – 51st Street, Yellowknife. Should you have any questions or wish to add to the agenda please contact us via email with your additions/suggestions.

Thanks and hope to see you there!

A Colder Winter for 2014-15

August Update

Hello Trail Riders

I hope everyone has had a great summer despite the smoke and lack of rain.

The executive has been busy over the summer preparing a proposal for the National Trail Coalition to place trail signage along the major trails. The proposal has been submitted and is presently in the hands of the Regional Advisory Committee to make a recommendation. As we were the only snowmobile group to make a submission there should not be any concerns. The signs will be placed at the edge of a lake. The sign will indicate the name of the lake and the distance to Yellowknife. The signs will be placed over the winter.

The Community Showcase Night is on Sept. 3 at the Multiplex. GSSA will have a table there and will be promoting the club. Membership Application Forms will be available.

This February 11 to 15, 2015, Whitecourt, AB. is holding a World Snowmobile Invasion. Check out the web site. One of the events will be an attempt to set a world record of over 850 snowmobiles on the trail at one time. This area always has great snow and has a well organized trail system.

No date has been set as yet but our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in mid to late October.

Maps/CD’s for Sale

The GSSA Trail Rides have a trail map for sale along with a digital CD with waypoints that mark some of the various snowmobile trails in and around the Yellowknife Area.

When you sent in your membership application you would have received either the map or CD with your membership package. The CD can be used with any Garmin device.

Theses items are available for $20.00 each for members and $40.00 each for non-members.

For more information, contacting the GSSA!