The EVSC wishes to notify our sledding community that the spectacular Blue Lake alpine riding area is OPEN, but is best accessed from the Owlhead staging area via the Owl-Blue connector.
The Yard Creek Forest Service Road (FSR) from our Malakwa Blue Lake trailhead is restricted to active logging during the week from Monday through to Friday.
Due to active logging and road building on this FSR there is to be no snowmobiling or staging at the Blue Lake trailhead during the week. It is extremely difficult for these large rigs to come off of the mountain, and the potential hazards for these drivers are easily compounded when encountering snowmobilers heading in opposing directions and trucks parked in crucial switchbacks.
Again, we encourage our sledding community to respect these restrictions at Blue Lake, and to remember when using FSR’s that radios are required.