Welcome to opening weekend. We’re very pleased to announce that grooming operations will commence this Friday evening (Nov 17) in Quartz Creek (only in Quartz). This will be the first pass with our new equipment. Here’s hoping everything goes right. Trail fees are scheduled to be charged at Quartz on Saturday and Sunday. Keep reading to find out more.

Updated: Friday, November 17, 8:20 am.

 

Here are some recent pictures from Quartz

Beauty clear day at Quartz - Nov 9, 2017 Photo by Brett Tibbetts

Beauty clear day at Quartz – Nov 9, 2017 Photo by Brett Tibbetts

Sweet pic with Quartz Cabin down low. Nov 14, 2017. rider @bervio and photographer @snowforever77

Sweet pic with Quartz Cabin down low. Nov 14, 2017. rider @bervio and photographer @snowforever77

Here’s a pic from 2 years ago but we have a sneaky suspicion that Quartz could play similar to this in the next few days.

Chris Brown snowmobiling in Quartz Creek Golden BC on Nov 14, 2015

Chris Brown snowmobiling in Quartz Creek Golden BC on Nov 14, 2015. Photo Sled Biglines

New Webcams!

Check out http://sledgolden.com/webcams-and-conditions/ to see our new webcams and temp read outs. We’ve installed solar panels that feed a satellite system which will remotely update the conditions at Quartz on an hourly basis.

Quart Creek webcam on Nov 15

Quart Creek webcam on Nov 15

Snow 

We’ve had approximately 15 cms in the past week but we are expecting much more. There’s 37 cms in the forecast for the Quartz Area before Tuesday morning.

Approximately 15 cms of new snow this week with 37cms in the forecast for the next 5 days.

Approximately 15 cms of new snow this week with 37cms in the forecast for the next 5 days.

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Trail Areas

Quartz Creek

Conditions: Good but still very early season - powder and packed powder with a limited base
Grooms scheduled: Friday Evening Nov 18, Saturday Evening Nov 19
Fees: $15 Saturday Nov 19 and Sunday Nov 20. Credit Card payment is preferred, cash is accepted.
Parking: Please park at main lot. The parking lot is clear with a skiff of snow on it.
Additional notes:

Updated: We are able to groom 3/4 of the trail.  Passes are discounted accordingly.  The rest we will attempt to drag.

We’re hoping the groomer is able to make a nice trail over the creek crossings that were mandatory last week. Please be aware that conditions are still very early season and hazards exist everywhere.

New Webcams!
Check out http://sledgolden.com/webcams-and-conditions/ to see our new webcams and temp read outs.

Gorman Lake

Conditions: Very thin coverage above the lake.
Grooms scheduled: none
Fees: $0
Parking: no data
Road: no data - but chances are it's slippery.
Additional notes: We’ve had limited reporting out of Gorman. Traditionally, it takes longer for Gorman to fill in than Quartz or Silent. One local described it this week as ‘not worth it yet.’

Silent Pass

Conditions: no data
Grooms scheduled: none
Fees: $0
Parking: no data
Road: Word on the rumour mill is that we might have to groom from the 6km road mark from late November on this winter!
Additional notes: We’ve heard of guys out at Silent but don’t have much to offer in terms of information. We suspect getting to the alpine will be challenge for non experts. If you’ve been to Silent please let us know.

Avalanche Conditions

Please continually check Avalanche.ca for avalanche info

Weather Conditions

This weather report is a pretty good one that applies to most of our areas.

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