The Hinton Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) actively grooms select trails in the area for non-motorized activities such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing, bicycling, hiking, dog walking and trail running.
Click the above button to get access to a georeferenced and printable pdf map of the Winter Trails for 2017. 8.5"x11", 1400dpi, 4.3GB.
Please note that these trails are 100% groomed by volunteers. Grooming depends on snow conditions, weather, volunteer availability and equipment functioning (they do break down!)
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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.
In 2016, the HMBA added a Rokon to it's inventory. The Rokon will allow for easier year-round maintenance and is also a great for grooming trails when the snow isn't too deep.
Winter Grooming is 100% run by HMBA Volunteers!!