After a few days of of fresh snow last weekend we’ve only seen a lot of sun and crisp weather, which ain’t so bad! New this week we’ve started grooming operations at Gorman Lake with a full groom right to the lake in addition to Quartz Creek and Silent Pass. While fresh snow seems to be a thing of the future, there is still some good riding out there.
In all of our areas the last fresh snow we got was on Sunday, December 3 so you’ll be looking hard to find fresh tracks, but they’re out there and people are still having fun. Our snow pack is still around 115 cm at the Quartz Cabin (deeper at higher elevations) but that means we’ve still got early season conditions out there and you’ve got to watch for hazards that are just below the surface, especially in areas that have not yet seen traffic this season.
Since the conditions aren’t epic for playing in the next little while, consider taking an avalanche training course and make yourself a smarter rider and a better friend if something goes sideways.
Snow / Weather
The last fresh snow we saw was on Sunday, December 3. We are not seeing any coming our way for the foreseeable future, but the sun will be out! Who doesn’t need a little sunshine on the face while you’re in the mountains?
While hazards are moderate right now, please continually check http://www.avalanche.ca/ if you choose to venture out. Right now Avalanche Canada is warning about loose wet avalanches (normally a spring phenomenon) on rocky slopes that have a southern/western exposure as temperatures are very pleasant and those weak rays could cause a critical mass of snow to break loose. … 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 and icy spots. Please 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.
Update Dec 7: We attempted a bonus groom last night but only got to the old sign. We’ll be back up and running tomorrow.
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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