Winter is fast approaching and has hit BSR pretty hard twice already this Fall making it difficult to drive in and out. We hope you’ve already done any necessary winterizing. We highly recommend four-wheel drive vehicles only until the snow and ice from the recent storms melts off.
Winter Restrictions will go into effect soon–typically around Thanksgiving (plus or minus a week). We won’t know for sure when until the snow stops melting, but we will give as much notice as possible. Please use caution at all times and evaluate the weather and conditions before you enter BSR.
What does “Winter Restrictions” mean? Winter road restrictions are in effect any time the winter restrictions sign is posted on the gate. This is done when the snow or ice accumulation is significant enough to make travel on BSR roads hazardous. During winter restrictions, only snow vehicles—such as snowmobiles, snow cats, and ATVs—are permitted past the BSR gate. Cars, trucks, and 4-wheel drive vehicles are not permitted until restrictions are lifted. Even if you see car tracks going past the gate, this does not mean it is okay for you to drive in. This is for everyone’s safety. We’ve had people in the past who disobey the restrictions and end up blocking the road at the bottom of the gated hill.
It is the responsibility of every Association Member to ensure their guests are aware when Winter Restrictions are in effect and what that means. We had a few non-snow vehicles go into BSR last winter by guests. Most required assistance to get out. We hope anyone who received assistance has treated their rescuers with a giant gift basket for helping them out of their sad blunder. 😉