Our mission statement guides us:

Knucklehead Winter Recreation Association enhances access and provides infrastructure to promote alpine recreation throughout the Powell River backcountry.

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Knuckleheads Winter Recreation Association is a non profit volunteer group dedicated to alpine recreation along the Powell Divide in the Qathet Regional District of British Columbia. We are all inclusive with both motorized and non motorized members who choose a variety of means to access and play in the mountains. Although “winter” is in our name, and is our primary focus, our activities and attention are on mountain recreation in all seasons.

Enhancing Access can mean many things. We maintain four alpine huts and plan to build more. We maintain a network of trails and roadbeds so that members and visitors can easily access those cabins and other recreation areas in the Qathet Region. We provide safety information and training such as avalanche awareness meetings and accredited avalanche safety training (AST 1) based out of our cabins as well as working with local media to keep mountain safety on the minds of our community. Through partnerships with both the BC government and Qathet RD we provide liability insurance for all the hard working volunteers helping with our projects. Originally incorporated in 1998 the KWRA is now lead by an enthusiastic board of directors and with the community behind them we are positioned to prosper in the coming decades!

Years History
Backcountry Cabins
Trail Network

Annual Membership

  • Get access to member trips, socials, events, cabin access & much more…
  • Annual membership is only $25 for individuals and $50 for families!
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  • Email address to make payments to: [email protected]
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  • Help us out…
  • We are always looking for new members who want to help build and maintain our wonderful trail networks and cabin infrastructure in the Powell River Backcountry…
  • Have some equipment to help build & maintain trails & cabins? Cat ski or ski lift to donate? Build some trails & cabins?
  • Get involved today – send us an email and we’ll be in touch!
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Cabin Donations

  • Support trail & cabin maintenance – Our cabins have a suggested donation of $10/day for non members.
  • Your donations make this non profit volunteer group possible to help cover propane, pellets, fuel and cabin maintenance.
  • Interested in becoming a sponsor?  Please send us an email, or submit donations through the link below…
  • Please click on the button below to be redirected to PayPal secure payment…
  • Email address to make payments to: [email protected]
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