Friday, April 20, 2018

Trail Crew Supervisor Required

Kaslo Outdoor Recreation and Trails Society (KORTS) is seeking applications for a Trail Crew Supervisor. The position runs from early May to mid September at $30/hr and 35 hours/week.

  • hire a trail crew for summer work
  • conduct field reconnaissance of project
  • write and develop trail upgrade and rehabilitation designs in consultation with the Trail Coordinator and KORTS
  • plan and implement trail crew training activities
  • coordinate materials, supplies and equipment as needed
  • plan, schedule and supervise trail work and crew
  • close project, complete paperwork and write final report.

  • background and familiarity with accepted trail design and building practices
  • experience in trail design and construction 
  • demonstrated supervisory, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • project management experience.

For inquiries email To apply submit resume and
cover letter to attn. Stu Heard. Applications

will be accepted until midnight of Friday, May 4, 2018.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Work party today cancelled

Work party/bee 9:30am today at Kaslo Family Mountain Bike Park is cancelled due to poor weather. Will re-schedule.

AGM this Friday 7:00 at the Seniors Hall

Don't forget our amalgamated KORTS AGM this Friday.
We have hired a trail coordinator , and have received significant funds for trail work.
 Come out a give us your opinion on which project is most important to you.

Work party Monday April 16th

Kaslo Family Mountain Bike Park trail cleaning work bee....Monday April 16th (its a Pro Day at school so the kids can come out and help!), from 9:30am to noon. Raking off needles, small twigs, leaf debris and general clean-up after the winter. Meet at the lower trails...walk or ride up from the Higashi Way/Railroad Ave trailhead and take your 1st left trail. Wear work gloves and bring a leaf rake. Younger kids can pick up twigs etc and older kids can rake. Rain or shine (unless its pouring buckets or there's snow on the ground!).

Recreation Tenure Proposals for the Purcells

Forwarded from Kootenay Mountaineering Club FB page ...

Deadline for comments May 13, 2018 
I wanted to make sure everyone is aware of the two tenure proposals for the Purcells. One is for a non-mechanized operation to include ski touring and summer hiking and the other proposal is for a mechanized
tenure for heli skiing in the winter and heli mountain biking in the summer plus a few other activities. The Helicopter proposed zone surrounds Mount Loki. Time is running out to comment. Here are links to both proposals. Make sure to voice your opinion. 
Follow this link to view and comment on the Mechanized Heli Ski and Heli Biking tenure application in the Purcell Mountains.
Follow this link to view and comment on the Non-Mechanized Lodge Based Ski Touring and Summer Hiking application in the Purcell Mountains.

Note: Some people have had difficulty opening the PDF files in the Chrome browser.  May have to use Internet Explorer to open them.  Or save the PDF files on your computer and open then open them.

KORTS AGM Friday April 20

Please mark your calendar!
.the amalgamated KORTS (Kaslo Trailblazers Society & Kaslo Outdoor Recreation Society) AGM is this Friday April 20 at 7pm at the Kaslo Seniors Hall. 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Nordic condition

After the recent snow, our Nordic ski trails have been freshly packed, groomed and track set today. They are in excellent condition with a smooth and stable x-country ski track. Enjoy some spring skiing for a maybe few more in the afternoon once its warmed....fastest in the morning cold and likely quite icy.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Trail Coordinator Contractor

Kaslo Outdoor Recreation and Trails Society (KORTS) is seeking applications for a Trail Coordinator on a contract basis. The position has a scope of 280 hours @ $30/hr

  • Coordinate with local trail user groups.
  • Build an inventory of existing trails and develop a digital data base of these trails.
  • Provide a central point of contact for user groups.
  • Plan and prioritize future trail maintenance and development.
  • Consult with greater community to facilitate a recognized and acceptable trail development plan.
  • Develop a unified trail signage plan.
  • May be involved in planning and supervising summer work crew.
  • Drafting a foundation for the development of a trail master plan.

The successful will have:
  • Experience in community planning and consultation.
  • Background and familiarity with accepted trail design practices.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

For inquiries email  To apply submit resume and cover letter to attn. Stu Heard.  Applications will be accepted until midnight of Monday, April 2nd.

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.