the Buckhorn District Snowmobile Club

The Buckhorn District Snowmobile Club is based in Buckhorn, Ontario, about 25 minutes north of the City of Peterborough. We are a member club of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs, and are one of seven clubs making up OFSC District 2.

BDSC volunteers and grooming staff maintain approximately 165 kilometres of trails through varying terrain, from the east shore of Chemong Lake in the south, to the Gooderham area in the north.

The bulk of our trails are in the Municpality of Trent Lakes, in an area of beautiful Canadian Shield forest once known as The Five Points Trail System – a throwback to the earliest days of organized snowmobiling.

To the west, our trails join those of the Twin Mountains Snowmobile Club in the Bobcaygeon area. On the east side of our system our trails connect with those of the Paudash Trail Blazers and the Stoney Lake Snoriders, leading to the Wilberforce and Apsley areas.

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Here are a few more best practices for recreational trail riding with care and control:

- Be especially vigilant coming into corners or cresting hills.
- Pass groomers and other riders cautiously. Prepare for a groomer encounter with these Tips For Meeting Snowmobile Trail Groomers (intrepidsnowmobiler.com/meeting-snowmobile-trail-groomers/)
- Take extra caution on public streets and logging roads.
- Slowdown at night or when visibility is poor, when non-motorized users are on the trail, or when passing through towns or residential areas.
- Stay alert to the trail ahead and aware of your surroundings.
- Stop on the trail at locations with clear sightlines in both directions.
- Check area weather conditions before your ride.
- Before leaving home, notify someone where you will be riding and when you expect to return.
- Always carry an emergency kit, snacks, extra fuel, a tow rope and a communication device.
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BDSC trail grooming operations started on Tuesday. Grooming staff have been out packing the heavy snowfall we received on Monday and will begin actually grooming once the packing process is complete.

As the snow that fell was quite deep, it was also quite light and very dry. As a result, it takes some time for the snow to set up into the hard trail surface we all want to ride. It is important that everyone stay off the trails until they are shown as Limited Availability, (Yellow) or Available (green) on the OFSC Interactive Trail Guide (ofsc.evtrails.com/#).

Riding the trails before they are posted as yellow or green can destroy many hours of preparation. Trails need time to set properly and in some areas, terrain may be such that they require more time, or more snow to be deemed safe to ride.

Always check the Interactive Trail Guide before you head out to ride. We update the ITG on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We will post to let everyone know when BDSC trails actually open, but the Interactive Trail Guide will always be the only place to find out about trail availability.
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BDSC trail grooming operations started on Tuesday.  Grooming staff have been out packing the heavy snowfall we received on Monday and will begin actually grooming once the packing process is complete. 

As the snow that fell was quite deep, it was also quite light and very dry.  As a result, it takes some time for the snow to set up into the hard trail surface we all want to ride.  It is important that everyone stay off the trails until they are shown as Limited Availability, (Yellow) or Available (green) on the OFSC Interactive Trail Guide (https://ofsc.evtrails.com/#).  

Riding the trails before they are posted as yellow or green can destroy many hours of preparation.  Trails need time to set properly and in some areas, terrain may be such that they require more time, or more snow to be deemed safe to ride.

Always check the Interactive Trail Guide before you head out to ride.  We update the ITG on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  We will post to let everyone know when BDSC trails actually open, but the Interactive Trail Guide will always be the only place to find out about trail availability.

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Yesterdays warmer weather should help with some density. Hears hoping for a decent season guys

Thank you for the update! I’ve been refreshing every couple of hours in hopes for some yellow or green in our area. Thank you for all of the hard work getting the trails ready!

thanks for all your hard work,so that many can enjoy the trails when they open!

Sounds good, waiting patiently.

Thanks for the update

Thank you for all your hard work

Thanks for all your hard work

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