Wells Gray Outdoors Club

Our Club has 28 km of trails known as the Candle Creek Ski Trails in Clearwater, BC. We have a number of connecting trails which provide a large variety of routes. In the summer our Candle Creek mountain bike trails are now open! In the winter, most of our trails are set with our state-of-the-art PistenBully 100 and this year we have added a large snowmobile to assist in track setting. So look forward to some great skiing!

Some upcoming events:

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TRAIL UPDATES
You guessed it - wet !

1. If you are looking to ride stick to Ridge, Freebird, Black Betty, Sweet Jane, Greasy Jungle is fine, and Rim.
Try to not use Fiddlers - lots of water and mud on the trail, give it a few dry days.

2. Mid Jane repairs are almost done - but you guessed it, very wet ! - so remains closed, and the section connecting to new Lower Green. Please stay off recently worked trail.

3. Weeding and brushing is complete on Rock Lobster - and some tread work on Upper Brain Shake. Blowdown cleared on lower Rim. Thanks to those that have sponsored trail maintenance this year.

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New Trail !
The top sections 1 & 2 of the new black shuttle are ready to ride -Starts at 2.8 km Rd 90.
Then go right on the road to Rock Lobster / Brain Shake

It is a black downhill trail - expect drops and fast jumps. All features are rollable or have ride arounds if you are a 'blue' rider.
Check it out before you go full send - take it easy on the soft edges, its new trail.
Remember:
1. Pre Ride it
2. Re Ride it
3. Free Ride it

Take a walk on the next section - BUT PLEASE DO NOT RIDE SECTIONS UNDER CONSTRUCTION - wet features need to dry and harden.

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Your trail sponsorships and memberships at work.
Along with brushing and weeding this year you will notice drainage and tread upgrades. And upgrades at the parking lot.
Thankyou to all those that have purchased sponsorships and memberships for 2020.
If you have not yet signed up you can do online:
Sponsorship : wellsgrayoutdoorsclub.ca/sponsorship/
Membership: wellsgrayoutdoorsclub.ca/membership/

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Enjoy our trails!

All non-members are welcome to use the trails. The $10 fee can be dropped off in our conveniently located box at the trail head.

Or become a member. Only $20 for a mountain bike membership or a bit more for a full year’s pass. Early Bird pricing in effect now until Nov. 30, 2017.

Payments can also be made by email transfer to: payments@wellsgrayoutdoorsclub.ca or via Paypal.


The Birchleg Ski Event

The Legend

The Birchleg is a fun ski event in early February re-enacting a cross country ski trip made by two Viking warriors in the 13th Century. King Haakon of Norway was murdered in 1204 during a time of civil war. The King’s infant son was in immediate peril of the same fate. Two Viking warriors loyal to their dead king and his heir took the baby to safety in Trondheim. Their flight was in midwinter, skiing 55 kilometres across the mountains. Holding the child secure behind a shield, these warriors were armed with a battle-axe and spears. young Haakon Haakonson grew to adulthood in safety, returning to Norway to claim his father’s throne.

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“Here is to all of you hard working volunteers who put on such a great event. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and my friends that came along did as well. We were full of praise on our way home to Kamloops. My personal opinion is that all was most terrifically well organised, fun, lots of work went into preparing, great shape of the trails, including some luck with the weather, lovely, tasty food, even a free beer each, very special tasty desert, and kudos to Jean Nelson for being cook and server. Great community spirit was noticeable everywhere. You could not have done any better, very friendly people, great costuming, making we want to contribute next year in thinking of something ‘Nordic’ and Birch leggy. Well done and thank you all.”
~ Sigi White from Kamloops

“To the organizers, volunteers, groomers, Search & Rescue members and the enthusiastic members of your club: Thank you for a fun day yesterday at the Birch Leg. We enjoyed the day: the people were friendly, the costumes were great, and the food was excellent. And you arranged for very good snow conditions. It was a fun day. We are thinking about costumes for next year.”
~ Kathy & Jim Brand, Kamloops.

Clearwater Times 2018 article:  Vikings rampage on Candle Creek Trails

Mountain Biking

We have 13 km of mountain and xc trails. It’s not just downhill. 4 km are green – easy.

The new trail above the warming hut offers great valley views. The Ridge Loop is complete (summer 2015). It is easy riding for everyone and rides well in both directions. The Ridge Loop and Fiddlers Green are new trails (2017) that also offer great hiking. … read on.