Category Archives: Winter Restrictions

Winter Preparations

Winter is upon BSR! Several inches of snow are forecast for tonight. Temperatures are dropping and we want to avoid frozen pipes which may lead to water leaks and/or property damage. Don’t forget to winterize your cabins before it is too late. To help with any potential issues, it is a good idea to shut off your water at the roadside valve marked by the blue-tipped T-post.

Main Gate Lock Change Notice

Winter gate restrictions have been lifted. The main gate lock has been changed.

Personal vehicles may be driven on the roads. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended for the next couple weeks. Use caution as some roads may be muddy or have residual snow in a few areas. Mud Hill should be avoided.


Be certain to always lock the main gate. Leaving it open compromises security for the entire BSR property.
UPDATE: The roads have dried out enough. Trucks and commercial vehicles are no longer restricted.

Winter Roadside Parking

Parking near BSR can be difficult in the winter. We have very limited roadside parking which does not get plowed. The Summit County Sheriff’s Department reminds us to keep in mind that snowplow operators need a clear path to plow the full width of the roads.

This past weekend, several vehicles were parked too close to the road and were issued warnings. In the future, such vehicles will be subject to ticketing and towing. The sheriff’s department is asking for our cooperation to not park close to the canyon road.

Summit County ordinance #346 simply states “no on street parking” and “vehicles or other obstacles which hamper snow removal operations.” To avoid ambiguity, we are working on getting more specific details as to what “close” means.

Winter Gate Rules in Effect 11/29/2016

As a result of the recent snow storms, main gate winter rules will go into effect by end of day November 29, 2016. The main gate lock will be changed by this time. Access for most individuals will be through the snowmobile gate using your current summer key. Please keep the gate closed and locked at all times. Exercise extreme caution when on the roads.

Preliminary Notification of Gate Lock Change

The main gate still has the summer lock, but with the storms coming in the next week that could change quickly. The hill leading down from the gate is already getting icy and snowy. It doesn’t melt here as well as most other areas of BSR because of the hillside shadows. Please use extra caution when travelling down or up any section of road with snow or ice.

The main gate will be kept open as long as possible, but a change can occur quickly depending on weather and road conditions. When the roads became unsafe to navigate in personal road vehicles, winter gate rules will go into effect. We will post notice of the lock change as soon as we have a definitive date.

UPDATE: Main Gate Winter Rules in Effect For Now

Substantial snow melt has occurred during the past two weeks.  Lower roads in the association are clear, but the higher roads still have snow on them and may be difficult to navigate in personal automobiles.  Status will be reviewed again later this week and the website updated.

Main gate winter rules are still in effect.  Please respect the current ban on personal vehicles until winter restrictions have been lifted.

 Please keep the gates closed and locked at all times.

Winter Rules in Effect
Winter Rules in Effect

March 22 — Road Condition Report and Pictures

Road conditions were mixed as of Sunday, 3/22.  Some areas were dry, others still covered with snow or ice, and others were very wet and muddy.  It is not possible to drive personal vehicles to all areas in the association.  As a result, winter rules are still in effect at the main gate for vehicle access.  Conditions will be monitored and a change made only when road conditions are safe.  Updated posts will help you know current road conditions.

See pictures below of the Association roads on 3/22.

Inside the main gate
Inside the main gate
Road leading to the corral.
Road leading to the corral.


Winter Gate Change Notice

Snow is beginning to accumulate and is covering all BSR roads.  Some are difficult to navigate.  Only 4-wheel drive vehicle access is advised.   Slow down and exercise caution on all roads.

A new snow storm is expected this weekend.  Changing the main gate to “Winter Access” and “Winter Rules” will be dependent on weather conditions and BSR road safety.   We will attempt to provide advance notice of lock changes.  However, prepare now for a lock change that could occur at any time.

Visit this website frequently for updates.