Current Trail Conditions
February 4, 2018
It was very warm yesterday (+6c) with a lot of melting - but it didn't last long - down to zero again and 2" of new snow overnight. The new club groomer is operational with grooming of the KVR planned for later today.
January 18, 2018
More snow seems to be arriving every few days. We just had our groomer sled repaired and the KVR between the store and Trout Main has now been groomed. Conditions are excellent.
December 22, 2017
Well the snow has finally arrived! Big Time. There is about 12" at the lake and lots more 'in the hills'. The KVR will be groomed today, but it's already in pretty good shape due to lack of use - up this point, anyway. Looks like the Christmas Eve Santa snowmobile run to all children in the neighbourhood won't be having problems getting thru.
November 25, 2017
Two weeks ago, we were sledding - but not now. The 8" of snow has melted away and we;re back to ATV weather. BUT it will be here soon.
October 22, 2017
The fall season is quickly turning into winter. There was a slight dusting of snow last night with temperatures hovering around zero. Starting to be accumulations in the higher areas around the lake. There is possibly enough snow for sledding, if you trailer your machine to some of the higher access points.
Osprey - Christmas Events 2017
This year's Santa Run was a great success, with 30 children still believing after Santa and his elves finished their 14 stops in the community. Thanks for Ruth and Suzie for organizing, buying, and wrapping all the gifts and candy bags. And to Santa Dave, drivers Peter and Rob, and elves Lisa, Barb, Cathy, and Karlie.
There was 26 golfers trying out this year's Snow Golf course of six holes on Osprey Lake. Winner, with 12 under par, was Blake Allenby.
The Poker Run had 69 sleds take advantage of a great 40km course covered in 12" of new snow. Wow. What a day. Winner was Sean Reid with a flush, and second place to Fran Strvys with four queens.- Thanks to everyone who helped setting it up, manning the registration desk, and donating prize
The nightly Hay Wagon rides were a great success with over $1,000 collected in donations for the Princeton Food Bank. Thanks to Rob for setting everything up and driving around each evening.
This year's New Year's Eve Fireworks were fantastic. There were around 120 people on the ice watching, plus about 50 on the KVR and many more in the nearby houses. Special thanks to Al and Duane for organizing, getting the permit, purchasing and setting off the display. Unfortunately collections this year were around $400 less than usual - next year's display will need to be either canceled or significantly cut back, if further donations are not received. If you forgot or didn't have cash with you, donations are still being accepted by Alan, Rob, Norm, or Maggie.
The Osprey Lake area has an excellent, extensive network of maintained trails around Osprey, Link and Chain Lakes. The network stretches north to Elkart Lodge and south to Stemwinder, west to Tulameen, and east to Summerland. Most trails can be enjoyed in the winter on snowmobiles and in the summer on ATV's. Most of these trails are multi-use - for motorized vehicles, horses, walkers, and bicycles.
We encourage responsible use of these areas - keep noise and dust down around others - especially other users of the KVR.
Snowmobile Club Membership includes the option of purchasing discounted liability insurance.
May 2017 Annual General Meeting minutes:
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