Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Kal Tire $100 coupon for tires

 Great news from Kal Tire, sponsor of the SDP.  They’ve made the $100 coupon combinable with manufacturer rebates, a change from before.  For example:

 

  • Kal Tire currently has a $100 instant rebate on select Firestone Destination All-Weather/All-Terrain tires, for a total of $200 off.
  • From Sep 15 onwards, there will be a $70 mail-in rebate on Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires, for a total of $170 off.

Kal Tire Coupon





Wednesday, August 24, 2022

New Kiosks thanks to BC Rec Sites and trails

 On Aug 15 and 16 the BC Rec Sites and Trails summer trail crew was in Kaslo. They brought 3 new trailhead kiosks with them provided to KORTS by RSTBC in Nelson. 1 new one for the Disc Golf Course, 2 to replace aging ones at the Nordic Ski trail head and the Buchanan Access trailhead at Brake Check Hill. After they did that work, they brushed and cleared deadfall around the Mt Buchanan Lookout loop trail. BIG THANKS!! to crew members Nat Forsyth, Brennan Wittig, Farrell Levy, and as well to Travis and Justin at RSTBC Nelson.....much appreciated everyone!







Monday, April 25, 2022

Kaslo North River trail now open , work crew still active in area

 River Trail North is open but with the work crew still doing work building the retaining wall there.

True Blue Trail Closures

Attention Trail Users: Timber Ridge Contracting will be conducting a cleanup of the Village of Kaslo wildfire risk reduction work they completed this last fall/winter along the west and south area of the Kaslo Airport. The following trails will be closed in this area:
- Look Way Up
- Straight Face
- Lower Strawberry
- Spanish Moss
- N Zone
And the access to Bjerkness FSR will also be closed to recreationists until the work is complete. This is an active jobsite and everyone appreciates your understanding of the trail and road closures.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

North River Trail closure information

The KORTS Summer Trail Crew will begin work on the Kaslo River North trail (see attached) on Wednesday April 20 for the next few weeks. The trail crew work day is 6am to 3pm Tuesday to Friday, including some Saturdays. The trail crew will replace rotting support timber, straighten handrail posts, and build a vertical 28” upslope retaining wall. For about 60m east/downstream of the north end of the Trailblazers Bridge, as needed, trail handrails will be removed causing hazard and exposure to the steep bank above Kaslo River. Workers will be wearing safety ropes that will cross the trail. The trail may be closed for short periods of time. For trail crew, you and your dog’s safety, PLEASE LEASH YOUR DOG IN THIS AREA. Please consider using other trails for biking and walking during the construction / trail maintenance works days. KORTS will post / email periodic updates including trail closure. Thank you for your assistance. Kaslo Outdoor Recreation & Trails Society kortsbc@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Work Party April 15 in Family Mountain Bike Park 10am to noon

Hi Everyone We will have our first spring trail cleanup work party this Friday April 15 from 10am to noon at the Kaslo Family Mountain Bike Park. The bike trails need raking and winter debris pickup to make them safe and fun for family riding. For tools, just a leaf or garden rake, gloves. Meet at the Higashi Way Kaslo River North trailhead parking area and we will walk in from there. Hope to see you there. Happy Trails Stu

River trail work crew starting Apr 19th near Trailblazer Bridge

Hello The KORTS summer trail crew headed up by Steve Doucet will begin work this coming Tuesday April 19. The first project will be to re-align the wooden hand rail and replace rotted support timbers at a section of the Kaslo River North Trail just downstream of the upper pedestrian bridge (Trailblazers bridge). Once that is done, the crew will likely begin to build the Allan Block retaining wall in that section of trail. We anticipate keeping the trail open for public use during this initial handrail replacement and we will evaluate whether we can also do that for the retaining wall part of the project. Stu