November 4th, Quartz Creek. Photo by SummitCommunications.ca
Hi Everyone, we thought we’d pump out a pre-season blog about snowmobile  conditions in Golden BC. Our Facebook Page has been getting hammered with questions and we’ve been seeing some rigs show up in town, so we thought we’d post some pics and vid and some advice about riding right now in Golden BC.   ... [read more]
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The tropical temps have turned the snowpack into mush on south facing slopes and boilerplate on north facing aspects; not only has the heat wave got us thinking about camping and other summer activities, but SledGolden has decided to end the grooming program due to challenging conditions down low on the trails. It is still ... [read more]
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Spring riding is ON! Fun slushy lines down in the trees at lower elevations and great booter building snow in the alpine. Bring your sunscreen this weekend cause if the sun peeks out, it’s gonna be HOT; 20cm of fresh snow is forecasted throughout the week and weekend with freezing levels staying between 950 and ... [read more]
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Deep times this week.
More sad news out of the snowmobiling world as an icon was lost a few days ago. Our thoughts  and prayers go out to the friends and family of Dan Davidoff who many knew as “The Krazy Canadian”. His positive energy was infectious and left an impression on everyone he met everywhere he went. A ... [read more]
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Riley Suhan in Golden this week. Photo by Summit Communications
Springtime riding has arrived to finish off an incredible season here in Golden; deep, blower powder is still in abundance in the alpine with no signs of letting up anytime soon.  30cm is forecasted to come this week with the big snowfall on Sunday and freezing levels set to hover around 1500m.  KHMR reported 47 ... [read more]
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The riding around Golden has been excellent this week. KHMR reported 34 cms in the last 7 days but the reports from sledders said  that it felt like more. There’s approximately  another  30 cms forecasted  to fall this weekend. The weather looks somewhat unstable so be prepared for a myriad of conditions from rain to ... [read more]
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We start this grooming report by offering our sincerest condolences to everyone affected by the 2 high profile avalanche events around Golden this past weekend. On Saturday an avalanche was triggered by a group of sledders in the East Quartz area and a fatality  occurred.  Our thoughts and prayers are with those suffering grief at ... [read more]
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Almost 50cm is on deck for this week so get to Golden! The snow is holding out up high and staying persevered, and the mild temps down in town are making it feel like spring; this winter is turning out to be an epic one. There has been some brisk winds up high forming wind ... [read more]
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It’s been an epic week here in Golden BC and riding conditions have ranged from incredible to pretty good, depending on what the temperatures have done. We’ve had over 50 cms of snow in the past 7 days with 5 new at Kicking Horse Resort   (Feb. 10). Golden is typically a great spot when ... [read more]
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Powder in Quartz Creek on Friday Jan 29th.
This will be a good weekend to visit Golden as  conditions are all time with a little new snow forecasted and moderate temps in the alpine. Reports of over the bars deep snow in some areas are frequent and we are just shy of the 1.5 meter snowpack mark at lower elevations and close to ... [read more]
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It’s going to be deep this weekend in Golden with over 20cm forecasted for treeline at 1800m; with heavier snowfall predicted in the alpine at 2400m. As always, the new snow brings new avalanche forecasts so be sure to check www.avalanche.ca to stay on top of the constantly changing snowpack. Freezing levels are expected to ... [read more]
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We saw the temps climb up towards zero this week, making it perfect snow for trail breaking into new zones. A small cold front will push in for the weekend and bring temps down to the -10 mark which should dry out the snow on the surface a bit; that means blower pow for everyone. ... [read more]
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Breaking in to Zippermouth creek.
Golden has seen 18 cms of new snow in the past  week and there is still lots out there to be found. A lot of people have been putting in the hard work to try out a new zone. Conditions are all time for exploring with the base setting up nicely making it easy for ... [read more]
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It’s a new year; that means resolutions and writing the wrong date on important documents for the next couple weeks or so. The start of 2016 brought a high pressure system to Golden that graced us with bluebird skies and blazing hot sun during the day. Down in the valley it’s been gray and freezing ... [read more]
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Snowmobiling in Golden is a great way to bring in 2016. With clear skies and cold air in the forecast, this week promises the chance for outstanding views and good visibility for exploring. There’s been approximately 10cms of snow in the past 7 days with over 400cms of total snowfall year to date. The good ... [read more]
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