Trail Light Project
Trail Light Project Finished!
The Trail Lights Upgrading Project was completed during the winter of 08/09. The total cost of the project was about $130,000 with most of the funding coming from Community Development Fund (YTG) and Lotteries Yukon. The ski club contributed 12,000 from the Lighting Reserve Fund and FSC was a major contributor, donating 10,000 of in-kind services.
The lit trail system consists of two main loops of about 2.5km each. The north loop is on Olympic, Nighthawk, World Cup 5K to the Interchange and Chalet Trail. The south loop is on Dog, Lynx, Copper Trail and Ketza Connector. There are several options for shorter loops. The Ketza Connector to Water Resources Hill loop is about 2 kilometers and the Skookum, Water Resources Hill, Chalet loop is an easy 1 kilometer.
There has been some discussion of a Phase 3, that would add more lights to the system. If members are satisfied with the lit trail system as it is, there will be no need for a third phase. On the other hand a couple of options could be considered. One option would be to reestablish lights on the World Cup 5K through the Scoop, and another option would be to extend lights out Dog Trail as far as Harvey’s Hut. Both options would have similar costs, about $100,000. A decision to proceed on phase 3 is not imminent. The executive will be seeking additional input from members regarding Phase 3.
- FSC Architects for consulting and technical drawings
- Community Development Fund - $75,000
- Arcrite Northern – contractor
- Lotteries Yukon
- Yukon Electrical Company Limited - poles
- Sourdough Tree Services - donated 1 day of limbing and brushing right of way
- Yukon Energy - poles
- O'Riordan Tree Services
- Vantell Enterprises
- Bob Sharpe and Jim Gilpin for their technical expertise throughout the project
Trail Lights Upgrade Committee: Jim Gilpin, Scott Gilbert, Carl Rumscheidt, Mike Gladish and Rod Savoie.