We hope you’ve been enjoying spring! We’ve had a number of sunny days lately with the alpine temps being warmer than the valley bottom. This has been good weather for exploring and sight seeing but there hasn’t been a lot of snowfall lately. The weather has also allowed some wild surface hoar to grow around treeline and below, which is always something we look for as a contributor to instability in the snowpack once new snow arrives.
The good news is that the groomed trails are in good shape. Generally colder temps down low mean the trails haven’t whooped up as much as they do when it’s warm.
Here’s a great video from Dec. 11 that Hope-fully gets you excited to come sled Golden.
Your member card will be ready to pick up at whichever gate you choose to go to. If you purchased your membership online we’ll have your name and it will be simple matter of having you sign our waiver and picking up your card.
Weather and Snow
While hazards are moderate right now, please continually check http://www.avalanche.ca/ if you choose to venture out. You can always consider an avalanche safety course if the pow is pounded out.
Using a VHF radio on active logging roads is an essential part of having a safe day. Please watch our road safety video to learn more.
Economic Impact Study
Don’t be surprised if you are asked to fill out a survey at one of our trail heads. We are conducting an Economic Impact Study in the next few weeks. We’re hopeful the results of this study will help us apply for more grants to continue to make snowmobiling infrastructure better. Thank you for your patience.
Hey you! Get educated. For real, this isn’t a joke, playing the mountains can literally be a matter of life or death. Please get yourself educated before you venture into the backcountry.
The initial few kms of groomed trail are thin snow. There are also few icy spots on the trail so cautious you don’t approach a corner too fast. Please also sled cautiously and be aware of other groups, including dog sleds mid-week or late in the day. A bunch of firewood was moved on to the cabin deck on Nov 29.
Avalanche ConditionsPlease continually check Avalanche.ca for avalanche info
Weather ConditionsThis weather report is a pretty good one that applies to most of our areas.
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