snow bike at Activity Barn

Groomed trail on top of the hill at the Activity Barn … beautiful spot!


We wanted to share some good news!

Tom Yergovich, President of Payette River Subdivision #2 in McCall, recently presented a $2,000 check to Andy Olavarria, President of Valley County Pathways, to help cover the costs of grooming the North Valley Trail, a cross-country ski trail that links up to xc trails by the Activity Barn, south of McCall, on Moonridge Drive.

Altogether, there are over 5 miles of xc ski trails in the North Valley Trail/Activity Barn xc ski trail system. The trails are open to xc skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking. The trails are available at no charge. But Valley County Pathways encourages the public to donate to our non-profit organization to help with grooming costs — fuel and operator work time. Contributions help not only with winter maintenance, but also with VCP’s liability insurance and overall expenses.

“We really appreciate the generous donation from the Payette River Subdivision #2,” Olavarria said. “We have been receiving a number of individual contributions, but this kind of donation goes a long ways to cover our groomer operator’s time and expenses for this winter season. We also appreciate our neighbors stepping up to help us take care of a community resource. Many of the residents use our trail system on a regular basis. They enjoy the easy access and health and fitness benefits. ”

Valley County Pathways gives full credit to groomer operator Todd Clouser, who has been diligently working with the Activity Barn to keep this trail maintained this winter.  A construction contractor, Todd has done a lot of work on the North Valley Trail over the years for VCP. “We would like to thank Tom and the HOA for this donation and hope to continue this in the years to come,” Olavarria said.

To make a tax-deductible donation to VCP, please visit our website:


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