Our trails are now closed. Ride at your own risk.
Our club hosted its 16th annual Vintage ride on Saturday, February 25/2023 and Mother Nature was against us. We had extreme cold, minus 30 that morning and some winds. However, the people and sleds showed up at the Westwood Inn here in Swan River, Manitoba and by the time we were ready to head out it was only minus 18!
In total 40 drivers registered but not all rode. The riders then left on the ride which was 25 miles of groomed trail, and during the ride we had a staging area at one of our shelters where we served hot dogs, hot chocolate and donuts and the drivers were able to reminisce about the good ol’ days of sledding. The riders then made their way back to the Westwood Inn to check if they had won some of the amazing prizes that were raffled off including the payout to the drivers consisting of 1st place of 30% and 2nd place of 20%. We also had 50/50 which was a great success. Overall the day was a great success. It was good to see both young and old drivers having fun on their vintage sleds.
The club would like to thank our sponsor’s for donating the food and prizes for the silent auction, and to the volunteers in the club who worked hard in preparing the trail, riding with the machines for safety, cooking the food, the workers at the door selling tickets and completing registrations, and the gathering of prizes for the silent auction.
We would like to invite you all to our 2024 Vintage Ride. Please stay tuned to our website www.svsaa.ca and our Facebook page (Swan Valley Snowmobile Club) for the date, time and place. Start tuning up the vintage sleds!!!!!!!
Trails are marked and grooming in ongoing. Check out trail status at www.snoman.mb.ca
The entire Swan Valley Snowmobile Club wishes you and yours a very joyous holiday and a safe New Year!
Our trails are being marked and getting the groomers ready to roll, soon people, soon
A big thank you to Danny Hansford for marking our Swan River west trail.
Please consider buying some of our 50/50 tickets. The funds will help us maintain the trails and shelters this upcoming season. We have printed 2500 tickets so you could win up to $6,000 moola. You can etransfer me and I'll get you some tickets or Kevin at Mervs has some too. All our club members should have tickets now too.
The after shot, thanks Sheldon
Scubbing begins. Thunderhill Shelter. Sheldon cleared out all the debris and growth. Before shot.
The 2nd part of our window installation at the Wellman Lake shelter happened. Thank you to Buddy Hlady for organizing. Thank you to River Valley Sports for helping load the windows for delivery. With a group of members and friends the installation of the windows is done. Thank you to: Kevin Neely, Stan Anderson, Laurie Young, Dave Holben, Brock Koutecky and Buddy Hlady. GREAT JOB!
As of April 4th our trails are now closed. See you next season.
Thank you to everyone who supported our club this season, we couldn't have done it without you. And a big Thank You to our volunteers for your hard work and dedication to the club.
A beautiful shot of Thunderhill Shelter taken by one of our groomer operators, Daryl Strilaeff. Thanks to our groomer operators for being out there at all times of the day & night, dealing with snow storms and extreme cold. And an enormous Thank You is to all of our amazing volunteers who gave up countless hours of their time, to get things going and keep things running - we couldn’t have done it without you!!
A big thank you to Larry Martin. Larry for clearing out the bush site for our new Alpine shelter.
Monday night, March 14th, 7:30pm at the Westwood Inn
Our regular meeting tonight is being rescheduled due to the weather. We will meet next Monday, March 14th.
We have our next meeting this Monday, March 7, 2022 at the Westwood Inn Lounge, 7:30pm.
We had 57 registered riders and all were smiling and enjoying the sunny, minus 10 weather. Hot dogs, donuts, hot chocolate and coffee was served at our W shelter.
The Vintage Ride is back!
Our guys are out there in the wind, snow and COLD getting the trails groomed. Good job boys.
You are invited to the Sled For Eternity Ride in support of Adult & Teen Challenge. We help men and women overcome their addictions. It is a great event in support of a great cause. Our event will be on Saturday, February 12 in Swan River.
For more details about registration and to see our top prizes please click the link below.
This program has helped change my own life. I am originally from Binscarth, MB and was addicted to alcohol and cocaine. There wasn’t much help to be found in 2012 when I wanted to get sober. My mom and I found their website online and within 3 days I was in their 12-month program. I graduated the program in 2013 and have continued to work with Adult & Teen Challenge since then. I am now a husband, father to 2 beautiful daughters, and also a home owner in Brandon. My goal is to help others that are struggling with addictions to get back up and to help them find success and to follow their dreams. We have a women’s centre in Brandon and a Mens centre in Winnipeg. For more info about our program please click this link. https://teenchallenge.tc/
If you have any questions feel free to reply to this email or you can call me at 204-730-7273.
Thanks for your time,Aaron Murray
Attention all Snowmobilers !!!!
Thank you to Formo Motors for being the sponsor for the Wellman Lake Shelter.
Welcome back for another season our first meeting will be held on October 4/21 at the Westwood Inn at 7:30pm here in Swan River. Please plan to attend.
More volunteers = better trails
Your willingness to volunteer for your club is very much appreciated. There are clubs that fold up every year due to lack of volunteer help, which leads to no money for the club.
Without money, the trails suffer as do the riders of the trail system: The equipment cannot be fixed, we cannot buy fuel for the groomers and ultimately the trails stopped getting groomed and cleaned up and are eventually abandoned. Sadly, this has been the case lately with other clubs right here in Manitoba, but with your help our club and the trail system will continue to thrive.
Every year our club desperately needs more volunteers to help with fund raisers like the Vintage Ride, raffle ticket sales, trail work and maintenance. Sometimes we need just a couple hours of your time. Currently, less than 10% of trail users volunteer for the club's fundraisers and trail work, combined.
Want to volunteer?
Email us with your name, address and phone number and any preferences to what you might like to volunteer for.
All support is much appreciated!
Thank you to everyone who came out the SVCU Beef on a Bun. Our volunteers were amazing, despite the heat. Thank you to Linda Parsons for organizing everything, she said "We served a record breaking 610 meals today! This means we have a donation of $3,072.00 for the Swan Valley Snowmobile Association and the duck mountain trail extension!! Your volunteers earned their keep, today was soooo hot." Thank to volunteers Ted Corbett, Michele Ostapowich, Ray & Laurel McCleary, Stacy Grindle and Tammela Bobick
On behalf of the Swan Valley Snowmobile Association we would like to thank Mervs for their donation of $1500.00 towards the Bill Musey Memorial Shelter. The donation will be used to build a deck for the front of the shelter. Left is Club President Les Rolsky and Club Treasurer and Owner of Mervs Kevin Neely. Please see Mervs for all TV, Phone and Electronics!!!!
Swan Valley Snowmobile trails are closed due to the warm weather and melting over the weekend
Good times with fellow club members out for a ride discussing snow conditions and other club work ahead for the future. Middle picture is a well signed trail that our club provides for the snowmobiling public. Please enjoy our trails Ride Safe!!!!!!
Club Member Darryl Boychuk has been working on a reroute of the snowmobile trail in Cowan to improve safety of all riders. Thanks to Campbell Construction for the great work and to Balchen&Kulchycki Surveyors for marking the property line.
Thank you to Raymond McCleary for organizing the work group for refilling the Cowan Wood Shelter. Thanks to our Volunteers Raymond McCleary, Austin Spencer, Clayton Spencer, Don Baldwin, Dave Bobick, Adair Miles and family, Brent Fisher, Les Rolsky.
Trail #6 is open from Jct of #1+#6 North of Pine River to Cowan. Caution: low snow advisory.
Short trail in front of Tim Horton's and Co-op fuel station in Swan River is open.
Trail that goes to Benito from Jct of 510 and 2 is open. Please check Snoman Current trail map for updates at http://www.snoman.mb.ca/ https://snoman.evtrails.com/
We wish to extend a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all snowmobilers and families. We are busy getting our groomers ready to go and signing those trails for you. We can't wait to get out and enjoy the trails but please remember to social distance. It has been a challenging year with us having our first virtual meeting last night and it was excellent. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer we would love to have you join our team, send me a message and I will get you hooked up. Let's make this year's snowmobile season positive and safe. Take care out there.
Our new drag is home. Thanks to volunteers Ray McCleary Dave Bobick Daryl Strilaeff Dale Husenetter and Les Rolsky. Thanks to Dale and Dave for the use of their loaders. Great work and everyone stayed safe.
Thank you to Barry for the donation of the Snow Flaps for our BR 350. We will be installing them soon and this should hep our operators with visabilty when grooming.
Our wood shed is completed for the Bill Musey Memorial Warm up Shelter. Thanks to everyone who made donations Mel and Grace Darroch $800.00 Darryl Boychuk LP Sheeting. Thanks to Intermountain Logging (Atkinsons) for the donation of fire wood.
What a nice day to take the wood shelter up to Bill Musey Memorial Warm Up Shelter. Thanks to volunteers Dave Bobick Edgar Yaschyshyn Raymond McCleary Les Rolsky Thanks to Mel and Grace Darroch for the donation of $800.00 and Darryl Boychuk for the LP Sheeting.
Thank you to Formo Motors Ltd. for a donation of $1000.00 dollars. The money will be put towards up keep of our 4 shelters. Please visit there website if you are looking for a Ford Product.
Our club has made purchases on a Groomer from Starbuck MB. and a drag (12ft) Mogul Master from Ontario. After phone calls quotes and meetings we are excited to bring another snow grooming machine and drag to the Swan River Valley Area. We will now have 2 BR350's and old faithful BR275 to maintain trails in the South Mountain. Thanks to our many volunteers who took time looking, calling, texting and emailing our options. Bring on the snow!!!!! Below is Brian (Club Cross Country Snow Drifters Rep and Les (Swan Valley Snowmobile Association President)
Thank you to volunteers Dave Bobick, Edgar Yaschyshyn and Raymond McCleary for painting the inside of Wellman Lake Shelter.
On behalf of the Swan Valley Snowmobile Association we would like to thank Swan Valley Co-op LTD. for their generous donation of $2000.00. Our club will be using the donation to up keep our shelters painting staining new windows and other supplies.
THANK YOU AGAIN SWAN VALLEY CO-OP LTD.
Welcome back for another season our first meeting will be held on October 5/20 at the Sports Lounge at 7:30pm here in Swan River. Please plan to attend.
We hope you enjoyed our trail system for the 2019-20 season. We the executive would like to say thank you to our dedicated members for there time in signing and helping out with club duties. See you next year!!!! Have a great Summer!!!!!
Our monthly meeting will be held April 7 2020 at the Sports Lounge at 7:30pm here in Swan River. Please plan to attend. CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19
Swan Valley Snowmobile Assoc. Trail 508,509 and trail 2 from 508 to Jct of 510 and 2 are reopened. Trail 510 from Jct 2 and 510 are reopened to Hwy 275. We have checked them this morning, had some snow yesterday and are still good too ride.
Despite the lack of snow we have and warmer temperatures our vintage ride turned out great. 50 riders took part in the vintage ride. We would like to thank all our sponsors for the silent auction prizes and to our volunteers without them we wouldn't have a club.
Vintage Winners are:
1st Place Marty Brocker
2nd Place Bryan Flundra
All silent auction prizes were picked up by the winners however our 50/50 has not been claimed Please check your tickets if you were present and purchased tickets. We are looking for ticket # 876807 Blue and White ticket. Please Contact Les Rolsky @ 204-223-2209 should you have the winning ticket.
We have a Winner!!!! Congratulations to Shane McFadden for winning our 50/50 draw
Thank you to all who attended the grand opening of the Bill Musey Memorial Warm up Shelter this afternoon around 65 people at our shelter today. Thank you to all our dedicated volunteers who made this day happen our cooks Daryl Strilaeff and Dale Huesenetter for bbqing, Sheldon Strilaeff for selling our hats in memory of Bill and to our groomer operators who provide us with great trails. Thanks to Cook and Cooke Insurance Brokers for being our sponsors for the day Campbell Construction for moving the shelter without Barry and crew this would of been a big task for our club and Dale Huesenetter from Cement Works for loading shelter and always helping with anything we need done!!!!!
Thanks to our volunteers for making more sticks
Our club would like to thank Raymond McCleary Dave Bobick Adair Miles and Brian Dawson for the wood hauling setting up the motion lights and organizing our shelter.
Our wood shed is at its new home at the Cowan Shelter. Big Thank you goes out to Aiden Boychuk for filling up the wood shed up with wood!!!!! Our club is proud of you for helping out with your family.
Our shelter has been a project on going for a few years we could not be more happier to see it being moved to its permanent home. Thank you to Campbell Construction Barry Campbell (Owner)and crew from Minitonas/Cowan area for moving the shelter for us. Cement Works for loading shelter Dale Husenetter Volunteers Daryl Strilaeff, Dave Bobick, Raymond McCleary and Brian Dawson.
Our monthly meeting and AGM will be held December 9/2019 at the Sports Lounge at 7:30pm here in Swan River. Please plan to attend.,
Thanks to Edgar Yaschyshyn and Dave Bobick for there fine carpentry skills. This shelter is looking awesome.
Thank you to the SVSD for the excellent work on the construction of our new shelter. Seen here is our President Les with SVSD instructor Sebastian. Thanks so much.
Thanks to the volunteers who came out today and worked on our groomer and both drags. Our Trail boss/ Groomer operator turning around. Thanks to the Volunteers who worked on the new shelter looking very good!!!!!!
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Thank you to Club Member Daryl Strilaeff for working with our contractor. Brushing is being completed in the Benito Area, Madge Lake Trail and Thunder Hill Area.
A big thank you to club member Adair Miles and Les Pugh for piling wood, brushing around shelter and some maintenance at our Wellman Lake Shelter
Our New Shelter is progressing well Our volunteers are doing an amazing job Thanks to Edgar Yaschyshyn John Evashchenko Dave Bobick and Don Baldwin
Thanks to our long distance member Mel for his donation to the Swan Valley Snowmobile Association
A big thank you goes out to Formo Motors LTD. for their generous donation of 1000.00 to our club. The funds will be used to maintain our trails and shelters.
9th Annual Snoman Congress will be held at
Cannad Inns Club Regent Casino Hotel on
November 1 & 2 2019.
Well we had our Thunder Hill Shelter robbed, here is some of the things they took:
1) Propane Tank
2) Deep Cycle Battery
3) The Charger Control
4) Small Battery Charger
5) Some split Wood
6) Picnic Table Wrecked
7) Utensils from shack
If anyone hears about someone bragging about robbing our shelter let us know. So hard for the club, volunteers supply so much and to have someone rob us is just so unfair.
Well the votes are in for the 21st Annual Rider's Choice awards 2019 through SnoRiders! And.... we have received 5 amazing high fives!!! Don't forget the Sledtown Showdown Voting will be coming soon!
Platinum - Favorite Overall Snowmobiling Area
Gold - Favorite Scenic Snowmobiling Area MB
Platinum - Most Challenging Riding Area in MB
Silver - Favorite Area for Family Snowmobiling
Platinum - Area you would most like to ride in the Future
Congratulations to the volunteers who keep up our trails and warm- up shacks and for being over all awesome!!!!! North Mountain Riders and Swan Valley Snowmobile Club and to our local business's who feed, gas, repair/parts and house our many visitors from all over North America! This belongs to you!
The Swan Valley Snowmobile Association would like to thank The RM OF Mountain for the rescue sleigh which will be stationed in Cowan at Kolisnyks General Store. Above is Club member Darryl Boychuk Councillor Steve Nadolney and Orest Kolisnyk.
On October 19/2019 a Western Region meeting was held at the Westwood Hotel. Next Meeting will be on February 8/2020 Thunder and Ice will be hosting meeting, they will notify clubs on location and time.
Our club is hosting a club windup for the 2018-19 season. Saturday June 22/2019 at our shop in Swan River. Starting time is 3:00 pm with supper to follow. This is open to all members of our club Please RSVP to Kevin Neely by email or phone. Function is open to members only
Reminder our monthly meeting will be on April 1/2019 at the Sports Lounge at 7:30pm here in Swan River. Please plan to attend.
We hope you enjoyed our trail system for the 2018-19 season. We the executive would like to say thank you to our dedicated members for there time in signing and helping out with club duties. See you next year!!!! Have a great Summer!!!!!!!
Thank you to Club Volunteers Cyndi Miles, Derek Yakelashek, TJ Shchullman, Tyler Holian and Adair Miles for cleaning and washing Route W Shack. Without volunteers we would not have the shelters nor the trails that we have. So if you see one of our members say thanks!!!!!
Calling all members for a club ride on Tuesday March 12/2019. We will meet at the Swan Valley Gas Bar across from Tim Horton's at 5:15pm and will depart at 5:30pm, sled to the Buffalo junction for supper then ride to Thunder hill and maybe other shelters. Please Plan to Attend!!!!!
All trails remain open!!!!! Please also check the Snoman website @ http://www.snoman.mb.ca/ for updates on trails. Please watch for the GROOMERS!!!! Use Caution on the trails Ride Safe!!!!!!
Reminder our monthly meeting will be on March 4/2019 at the Sports Lounge at 7:30pm here in Swan River. Please plan to attend.
Thank you to Club Volunteers Raymond McCleary Dave Bobick, Daryl Strilaeff, Dale Husenetter, and Ted Corbett for getting the repairs completed today. Also a big thank you to Mykula Contracting for providing us with a repair shop. Thanks again a job well done!!!!!!
Thanks to our club volunteers shown here working on the repairs!!! Above is Dale Husenetter and Ted Corbett
We are happy to announce all trails are now open!!!!! Please also check the Snoman website @ http://www.snoman.mb.ca/ for updates on trails. Please watch for the GROOMER!!!! Use Caution on the trails Ride Safe!!!!!!
A big thank you to all the volunteers who are making this happen.
Above here Club members volunteering their Carpentry Skills is Don B and Edgar Y
The trails are open at this time except for Trail #515 Please also check the Snoman website @ http://www.snoman.mb.ca/ for updates on trails. Please watch for the GROOMER!!!! Use Caution on the trails Ride Safe!!!!!!
Trails #1 is open to Wellman Lake -- Trail #2 is open from Swan River to Madge Lake -- Trail # 6 is open to Cowan -- Trails 508 and 509 are open Trail # 510 is open from Swan River to Benito. Please also check the Snoman website @ http://www.snoman.mb.ca/ for updates on trails. Please watch for the GROOMER!!!! Use Caution on the trails Ride Safe!!!!!!
Our Club will be having a Bowling Night this Friday January 18/2019 at the Up Your Alley Lanes here in Swan River from 8pm-10pm All members are welcome!!!!!!
Reminder our monthly meeting will be on February 4/2019 at the Sports Lounge at 7:30pm here in Swan River. Please plan to attend.
Happy New Year!!!! Our Monthly Club Meeting will held Monday January 7/2019 at the Sports Lounge here in Swan River. Our groomers are almost ready for trail grooming, we are looking at heading out this weekend to early next week to begin. Our Trails remain closed. Please follow the Snoman website map for updates. Safe Travels
Join a Club - Make a Difference! Please follow the link to see why it is important to join your local club. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aymUcqij7Gc
Please plan to attend our last meeting of the season..... Reminder our club windup is Saturday June 24/2018. Please contact Les Rolsky for more info.
We will be hosting our annual Vintage Ride on Saturday March 10 2018 We will leave from the Swan Valley Museum and proceed to the Route W shack and back to the Museum for more info contact Les Rolsky.