Brief: No timeline on repairs to mudslide blocking Boulder Mountain snowmobile access

No timeline on snowmobile access road repairs yet.

An image of water eroding the Jordan River Forest Service Road on Dec. 2, 2021. The road leads to the Boulder Mountain snowmobiling area in winter. Photo: Revelstoke Snowmobile Club

The B.C. forests ministry says there is no timeline yet on repairs to the Jordan River Forest Service Road (FSR) following a mudslide reported on Dec. 2 that cut off the road leading to one of Revelstoke’s main snowmobiling areas.

For background see our original story posted Dec. 2, 2021.

Mudslide, erosion closes Boulder Mountain to snowmobile activity

The forests ministry oversees forest service roads in B.C. A ministry spokesperson said the slide happened overnight between Dec. 1 and 2.

The ministry said a geologist was at the scene on Dec. 2 and 3, and that the geologist’s work to complete an analysis continues.

“This analysis will lead to an approved process for work to begin repairing the damage, once it has been deemed safe to proceed,” the ministry spokesperson said.

When asked to provide any timeline on repairs — such as if it would be a matter of days, weeks, or months — the ministry said it couldn’t put a timeline on it until the geotechnical assessment is complete. The ministry advised to check in with them again later this week.

Snowmobiling is a significant source of winter tourism activity in Revelstoke, and also has high participation among resident sledders.

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