Friday, February 2, 2018

Name Change

As of Jan. 31, 2018 our new name will be Kaslo Outdoor Recreation and Trails Society: KORTS for short.
We are still a charitable society and can give out Charitable Donation receipts for Donations $20 or more to be used to build and maintain trails in and around Kaslo.
The name change is due to the joining of a number of clubs that use and maintain trails.
We now consist of the following former clubs:
Kaslo Trailblazers Society
Kaslo Outdoor Recreation Society
Kaslo Nordic Club
Kaslo Mountain Bike Initiative
Kaslo Kids Mountain Bike Park

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Winter Solstice celebration

Please mark your calendars……Thursday, December 21….the KTS annual Winter Solstice celebration and bridge light-up. Details to follow.


Solstice set-up help Dec 21

If you have the time this Thursday (Dec 21) afternoon starting at 1:30 or 2pm it would be great to have a few folks to help set up for the KTS Winter Solstice celebration at the Unity Bridge.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

No work party's until it cools down

There will be no regular trail work party's until it cools down….however, if you see something that needs immediate attention please let me know.
Kaslo Trailblazers Society
Box 1024
Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Work party Wednesday July 26

We will meet at 8am and work until 11am to dodge the main heat of the day. Meet at the Wardner trail trailhead kiosk along Wardner Ave, then hike up to higher elevations of Connector 2 trail to continue our work there on re-routing the trail off some steeper sections. All tools provided. Bring drinking water and wear gloves.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Great News of a BIG Donation

To all members of the Kaslo Trailblazers Society and CFNKLS
We are delighted to report that the Grand 2017 Charitable Treasure Hunt, organized by CFNKLS with the support of Pennywise, has concluded with the full amount of the Treasure Fund being donated to the Kaslo Trailblazers Society. This “treasure” will be used in support of Trailblazers’ work encouraging local outdoor recreation and fitness. Trailblazers was chosen by Fiona Anderson from a list of ten local charities. Fiona found the hidden Treasure Box above the Lost Ledge campground, 30 days after the first clues were revealed to the public.
The Treasure Fund came from dedicated donations made to the fund before and during the Hunt.
In total Trailblazers received $1,158 from Fiona.
Shown above - left to right:
Julie Wilson from Pennywise
Tom Duchastel, President of Trailblazers
Fiona Anderson, Finder of the Treasure
Barney Gilmore, Secretary of CFNKLS; 
 Honora Cooper, President of CFNKLS.
For more information about the Hunt and its unfolding, visit the Hunt website at

Fwd: Singletrack 6 - Course Marking and Marshalling Support needed

Hi Kaslo Friends,

We're in the final preparation phase for Singletrack 6! We are looking for a few more people to help with Course Marking and Course Marshalling for the Kaslo (and Nelson) stages.

Course Markers work in teams of two with direction from one of our marking team leaders. Each stage takes 2 days to mark, so marking starts 2 days prior to the day we are racing that stage. So the Kaslo stage will be marked on July 31-Aug 1. Course marking requires a bike and ability to spend a long day on the trail (lunch break most days), carrying marking supplies with you.

For course marking, for each day you work with us entitles you to ride a day of Singletrack 6 as a guest rider or $100!

Course marshalling is a shorter commitment, and we are looking for the following shifts in Kaslo:
Wednesday, Aug 2 - 8:15 - 9:15 - 6 people
Wednesday, Aug 2 - 9:30 - 1:30 - 4 people

Course Marshals receive a Singletrack 6 t-shirt and we will make an additional donation to local trails of $50 per 4 hours of marshalling.

If you are interested in helping, please contact Kevin McDonald at or 403-483-9977.

Please pass this onto any friends who may be able to help out!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Mt Buchanan trail work party

This Wednesday July 19 we will be heading up to Mt Buchanan lookout to do a regular annual maintenance of the 1.5km loop trail up there. For tools, long handled loppers would be great, and KTS will be providing chainsaw and brush saws. Meet at the Kaslo Community Garden for car pooling at 8:30am. There will be mosquitoes. We should be back in Kaslo by noonish but you may want to bring a lunch, and certainly drinking water as there is none available up there.


Monday, July 3, 2017

KTS work party Wednesday July 5

There will be a work party this Wednesday July 5 starting at 8am due to the summer heat. We will meet at the Wardner Viewpoint trailhead kiosk which is north 1 block on Wardner St in upper Kaslo. All tools provided. We will be building new trail at a higher elevation on Trail #5 Connector 2 so its a bit of hike in to the start location. This new trail will replace a steep section of existing trail with a more moderate grade.


Monday, June 12, 2017

Work party Wednesday June 14 9am to noon

This week we will be working on a wet and muddy area of the Lettrari Loop trail, located a bit upstream of the rock bluffs. We will meet at the  New Denver Hwy trailhead kiosk at 9am. Wear work gloves and possibly gumboots if you have them or other fairly waterproof footwear. All tools will be provided.