Mary MacLennan , a Barriere Outdoor Club hard working volunteer is pictured standing beside one of the new signs that were recently purchased and erected at the Barriere Forks Trails, thanks to a grant from the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society. (BOC photo)

Mary MacLennan , a Barriere Outdoor Club hard working volunteer is pictured standing beside one of the new signs that were recently purchased and erected at the Barriere Forks Trails, thanks to a grant from the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society. (BOC photo)

Outdoor ski and snowshoe trails ready at Barriere Forks

New signs and freshly groomed ski and snowshoe trails are ready and waiting at the Barriere Forks Trails reported a Barriere Outdoor Club (BOC) representative last weekend.

“While winter took its time this year to get to the BOC’s ski and snowshoe trails up at the Forks trails, we now have enough snow, and thanks to our groomer Steve Rainer the trails are in great shape,” says BOC’s Mary MacLennan.

She noted a “thank you” had gone out to the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society “for their grant which made it possible to purchase new signage for the trails.”

“With the help of community grants our club continues to grow and offer better Nordic and snowshoe experiences to our community and those who visit every ski season,” said MacLennan, “Plus every year our club supports local schools by introducing Nordic Skiing and snowshoeing to children who may never have the means or opportunity to experience these sports”.

She encourages community members to come out and enjoy the skiing and snowshoeing opportunities on the Forks trails.

“We have two donation boxes set up, one at the top parking lot and one at the warming hut,” said MacLennan, “These donations help the BOC with some of the overhead costs associated with maintaining these trails. We also have some ski and snowshoe equipment for rent if needed.

“We ask that you respect the trails’ rules, no dogs, and walking on the trails when groomed in the winter,” said MacLennan, “And we ask that snowshoers please stick to the designated snowshoe trails.”

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