Category Archives: Winter Restrictions

Winter Road Restrictions Lifted

The Winter Road Restrictions are now lifted. Spring has arrived!

Thanks to Karl Lund for spending two days scrapping most of the roads. And, thanks to Park City Snow CAT service for lending us the CAT. This helped speed up the drying process tremendously! Even Mud Hill is already dry!

Please use caution as there are still some muddy areas, especially on Morehouse, Weber, Coulter, and our newly named Escalante Loop. It is recommended that recreational driving is limited at this time. Also, large construction or propane vehicles will still be prohibited for the time being.

There is some light rain and snow expected over the next few days, please plan accordingly.

WINTER RESTRICTIONS ENDING SOON… BUT NOT YET!

This year was a low snowpack at Beaver Springs, and the snow we do have is rapidly melting. At this time, the Board is hoping to lift Winter Restrictions in the near future. Please stay tuned and continue to hold off driving over roads which will be damaged by automotive traffic. Also, avoid the river banks in the upcoming weeks, these weather conditions typically cause fast high-water conditions.

Winter road restrictions are in effect any time the winter restrictions sign is posted on the gate. During winter restrictions, only snow vehicles—such as snowmobiles, snow cats, and ATVs—are permitted on BSR roads. Cars, trucks, and 4-wheel drive vehicles are not permitted until restrictions are lifted. At this time, we highly recommend tracked ATVs due to patches of snow (either frozen or very soft), mud, and areas lacking either.

As a reminder, large trucks and commercial vehicles are typically restricted for an additional 1-3 weeks after the winter restrictions are lifted (depending on weather). This is to prevent costly damage to the still-soft roads.

We are monitoring the weather, the remaining snow, and the road conditions in general with hopes of lifting the restriction some time soon. It is, however, too soon to know when we will be able to lift the restrictions. Recent Spring storms have slowed the melting and sometimes added new snow.

Please check back here or on our Facebook page before assuming restrictions have been lifted.

NO TRESPASSING

As our winter season goes full blown, with plenty of snow and the holidays on the horizon. Please remember that residents and guests are only permitted to drive on the roads inside of Beaver Springs. DO NOT drive into neighbor’s yards or open fields. It can cause damage to their property or your vehicle. Often times this behavior has caused people to get stuck and cause more damage. Driving into someone else’s yard is considered trespassing. Please stay on the roads!

Winter Restrictions in Effect, Again

Winter road restrictions are now in effect!! ONLY snow vehicles (snowmobiles, snow cats, ATVs, and the like) are permitted on BSR roads. Cars, trucks, and 4-wheel drive vehicles are not permitted until restrictions are lifted in the Spring.

Restrictions are going back into place after having a few weeks of reduced restrictions. The forecast shows another storm headed to Summit County tomorrow, with 3-5 inches expected. This is on top of a storm we had Monday, which left several inches. We have already had some issues with cars stuck in the neighborhood, so please plan accordingly.

We change to “Winter Road Restrictions” 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 PERMITED 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.

Winter Restrictions Temporarily Reduced – REMINDER

On November 17th the Board decided to temporarily reduce winter restrictions. However, we have had a few issues with vehicles causing damage or getting stuck. So here is a friendly reminder before the holiday weekend:
Beaver Springs roads are muddy and soft, but passable. Please Do Not bring in construction vehicles, heavy vehicles trailers or large vehicles of any sort! Please use common sense and avoid steep and soft sections if possible. It would be nice to leave the roads open to passenger vehicles for as long as possible, but if large trucks and construction vehicles continue to damage the roads when they are muddy winter restrictions will have to go back up.

From November 17th:

Beaver Springs had less snow over the weekend than what was forecasted. There is still quite a lot of snow, more than what is usually on the ground this time of year. So, we will temporarily reduce winter restrictions and allow vehicles with 4 wheel drive into Beaver Springs. No cars or large vehicles should enter Beaver Springs.

Many people were surprised by this storm. So, this is a good reminder for all of us to start preparing cabins for Winter early in the Fall because we can never predict the weather.

Winter Restrictions Temporarily Reduced

Beaver Springs had less snow over the weekend than what was forecasted. There is still quite a lot of snow, more than what is usually on the ground this time of year. So, we will temporarily reduce winter restrictions and allow vehicles with 4 wheel drive into Beaver Springs. No cars or large vehicles should enter Beaver Springs.

Many people were surprised by this storm. So, this is a good reminder for all of us to start preparing cabins for Winter early in the Fall because we can never predict the weather.

WINTER ROAD RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT

Winter road restrictions are now in effect!! ONLY snow vehicles (snowmobiles, snow cats, ATVs, and the like) are permitted on BSR roads. Cars, trucks, and 4-wheel drive vehicles are not permitted until restrictions are lifted in the Spring.

Restrictions are going into place earlier this year, because we are expecting a big snow storm the weekend of 11/13/2020. Two-three feet of snow is expected in areas of Summit County. We have already had some issues with cars stuck in the neighborhood, so please plan accordingly.

*If there is a possibility that the restrictions can be lifted in late November, we will notify residents. However, it seems as though winter has arrived early!

We change to “Winter Road Restrictions” 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 PERMITED 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.

Winter Restrictions Lifted

Winter road restrictions have been lifted. Some areas are still quite soft or snowy and have been coned off. Do not move the cones and drive through these areas! It will cause costly damage to the roads. Here are the continuing limitations:

  • MacKenzie is closed from Hoback to the top of Mud Hill.
  • Parts of lower Escalante are closed.
  • As usual, large trucks and commercial vehicles are still restricted for a couple more weeks (until May 12th).

Update, May 3rd: Mud Hill and Escalante are now open. Please refrain from bringing large trucks and trailers into the neighborhood until after May 11th, as earlier stated.

Winter Restrictions Ending Soon… But Not YET!

The snow is rapidly melting (picture above from Weber Road on Friday) and the weather forecast shows some pretty high temperatures for this week. At this time, the Board is hoping to lift Winter Restrictions later this week. Please stay tuned and continue to hold off driving over roads which will be damaged by automotive traffic. Also, avoid the river banks in the upcoming weeks, these weather conditions typically cause fast high-water conditions.

Winter road restrictions are in effect any time the winter restrictions sign is posted on the gate. During winter restrictions, only snow vehicles—such as snowmobiles, snow cats, and ATVs—are permitted on BSR roads. Cars, trucks, and 4-wheel drive vehicles are not permitted until restrictions are lifted. At this time, we highly recommend tracked ATVs only due to patches of snow (either frozen or very soft), mud, and areas lacking either.

As a reminder, large trucks and commercial vehicles are typically restricted for an additional 1-3 weeks after the winter restrictions are lifted (depending on weather). This is to prevent costly damage to the still-soft roads.

We are monitoring the weather, the remaining snow, and the road conditions in general with hopes of lifting the restriction some time soon. It is, however, too soon to know when we will be able to lift the restrictions. Recent Spring storms have slowed the melting and sometimes added new snow.

Please check back here or on our Facebook page before assuming restrictions have been lifted.

Winter Restrictions in Effect

Winter road restrictions are in effect any time the winter restrictions sign is posted on the gate. During winter restrictions, only snow vehicles—such as snowmobiles, snow cats, and ATVs—are permitted on BSR roads. Cars, trucks, and 4-wheel drive vehicles are not permitted until restrictions are lifted. At this time, we highly recommend tracked ATVs or snowcats only due to patches of snow (either frozen or very soft), mud, and areas lacking either.

As a reminder, large trucks and commercial vehicles are typically restricted for an additional 1-3 weeks after the winter restrictions are lifted (depending on weather). This is to prevent costly damage to the still-soft roads.

We are monitoring the weather, the remaining snow, and the road conditions in general with hopes of lifting the restriction some time soon. It is, however, too soon to know when we will be able to lift the restrictions. Recent Spring storms have slowed the melting and sometimes added new snow.

Please check back here or on our Facebook page before assuming restrictions have been lifted.