Trail Report

May 18, 2020

Roads in the Larch Hills Ski are still very wet & muddy – frequent patches of melting snow.  In addition, there is a lot of big machinery dealing with removing winter windfalls.  As a result, there are many trees on the roads and much debris. Lower snowshoe trails  may be suitable for hiking – be prepared to do some bushwhacking.

As of March 20, the Larch Hills Chalet is closed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The outhouses are also closed at this time. The following message is from Rec Sites and Trails BC:

Users assume all risks by continuing to use trails and are discouraged from taking unnecessary risks to avoid burdening health services.

You can view service updates by visiting the RSTBC Website

THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

  • Please stay home if you have any symptoms of illness.
  • Only travel to Larch Hills with individuals from your immediate household.
  • Stay 2 metres away from other trail users and do not congregate at the trailheads or main junctions.
  • Use extreme caution to avoid any injuries.

Please enjoy the outdoors and remember to keep a safe distance from other people.

Snowshoe Trails

A downloadable PDF map (including for cell phones) is available on the Larch Hills Map Page here.

Please carry garden clippers to remove any new growth that gets in the way of faces in particular.

Our trails are not patrolled. If you are unable to return to the Chalet on your own, you may have a long wait for help. Be prepared to look after yourself (extra food, clothing, fire starter, and water).

For more snowshoe trail information visit our Snowshoe page

Non-Groomed Trails and Backcountry

It has been a great season!!!  There will be a lot of summer and fall cutting to make sure all the backcountry trails are open for next year. It was a great pleasure for me to meet a number of people on Thursday outings and we hope to continue it next year.

Thanks to all the Tracksetters who keep Sky Trail open and allow us to get up to the North Hub in fairly quick time.

For more information on the backcountry routes summer and winter in the Larch Hills, feel free to contact blainecarson@gmail.com

View of Lookout Summit
The panorama shows the Far East as well as the view through to the Lookout Summit.