Chalet Grand Opening – March 9

The Vernon Snowmobile Association (VSA) is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of its new chalet. A celebration and ribbon cutting will be held on March 9th, 2024 from 10:00am until 1:00pm. All members of the public including past and present club members are invited to attend. There will be a BBQ for lunch and a firepit. Those without snowmobiles are welcome to attend as transportation to the chalet will be provided with shuttle service leaving from the snowmobile parking lot on Sovereign Lake Road.

The chalet build would not have been possible without the generous contribution of many local organizations and the tireless efforts of many club members. Donations both monetary and materials/labour were provided by many local companies including a $100,000 grant from the Province of BC. Construction efforts began in the fall of 2022 when the old chalet was demolished. Then throughout the summer and fall of 2023 the foundation was poured, and the new chalet rose on the same spot as the old chalet. The new chalet is an impressive structure built to last the next 60 years with a vaulted ceiling, generous windows allowing in natural light and a beautiful all cedar interior.

The new chalet will always be unlocked and will service a broad range of users from snowmobilers and snowshoers in the winter to mountain bikers and hikers in the summer. The (VSA) is the oldest operating snowmobile club in BC having been originally formed in 1967. The VSA supports over 160km of trails and now has a brand-new chalet within Silver Star Provincial Park and another existing chalet outside of the park towards Armstrong.

Please direct any questions to:
Grant Anderson
VSA Member
Cell: 250-549-0942
[email protected]


IMPORTANT – PARKING INFO

We’re expecting a lot of people to attend the Grand Opening on Saturday. The Upper Parking Lot (the VSA Parking Lot) will be limited to snowmobile riders & event participants.

Please follow the direction of the volunteers in the parking lot to maximize the number of vehicles we can park in the Upper Parking Lot.

If the Upper Parking Lot is full, overflow parking is available in the L Lower Parking Lot to the right of the road to the Upper Parking Lot. 

PLEASE NOTE – No Parking is allowed in the Sovereign Lake Cross Country Ski area for snowmobile traffic.

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