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Hinton Mountain Bike Association.  Our goal is to develop, maintain and promote the best possible mountain biking opportunities around the Hinton area, while ensuring responsible and safe practices in environmental conservation, trail construction, trail maintenance and riding.

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Hinton Mountain Bike Assocation (HMBA)

The Hinton Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) will be grooming select trails in the Hinton area (West of Happy Creek) for non-motorized activities such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing, bicycling, hiking, dog walking and trail running.

A specialized groomer, the same type used by nordic centres, is towed behind a small snowmobile .  The groomer is 30 inches (76 cm) wide, ideal for creating winter trails for our non-motorized recreationalists.  

Grooming is a slow process, the snowmobile runs approximately 5 kms/hr towing the groomer as it rolls and packs the trail down.  

Once groomed, it will take a few hours to harden before it is ready for use.  Grooming will be done mostly at night when there are less trail users.  This will give a better chance for the snow on the trail to set.

Visit our Winter Trails page for more info and the latest groomer report!


Winter Grooming is 100% run by HMBA Volunteers!!

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LIST OF TRAILS THAT WILL BE GROOMED

  • Just Get There
  • The J
  • EZ
  • Ranger
  • GS
  • Halloween
  • Halloween Connector
  • Cleo's

 

 

Signage that will be posted on the winter trails.  Click to enlarge.

Map showing trails that will be groomed over the winter.  Click on image to enlarge

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