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 breaking trail below treeline in the creek to get to that secret alpine bowl. The inversion continued throughout last weekend with bluebird skies above the clouds making the reward for breaking trail to the alpine that much sweeter.

Breaking in to Zippermouth creek.

Breaking in to Zippermouth creek.

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Hard work is worth the spoils

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It’s pretty out here in Golden BC

Grooming and Fee Schedule

The grooming and fee collection schedule this week is as follows:

Quartz Creek
Grooms scheduled: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (evenings).
Fees: Everyday ($25/rider)

It’s business as usual in Quartz: the parking lot outhouses were serviced on the weekend and more firewood for the cabin is on its way. A new railing will also be installed on the deck at the cabin within the next little while and we’ve ordered some new benches for inside and on the patio.

Gorman Lake
Grooms Thursday, Saturday (evenings).
Fees: Thursday-Monday ($25/rider)

The road going into Gorman has been icy but we had it sanded from the pay kiosk to the lower 4km parking lot on Monday Jan 4.  It’s always a good idea to make sure you have good tires or carry chains. The Gorman parking is being moved back down to the 4km this week and will remain this way until spring temps melt the lower road. Please park at the 4km lot. 

Silent Pass
Grooms Thursday, Saturday (evenings).
Fees: Thursday-Monday ($25/rider)

Golden BC weather forecast

Golden BC weather forecast

Other Grooming: Blaeberry and Susan Lake

SledGolden does a few courtesy grooms into a few different areas throughout the season to say thanks to all our members and in the next couple of weeks the groomer will be heading up the Blaeberry to flatten out the whoops and lay down some corduroy. Both Susan Lake and Blaeberry are scheduled be groomed the week of 18-22. We will let you know when they are completed but make your plans now.

The Blaeberry grants access to some great family trail riding down a scenic valley with incredible views of the Mummery glacier. There is also access to some incredible advanced terrain for the more adventurous as well but it is recommended to have advanced avalanche experience and some map reading skills as it is not a managed area that doesn’t see much traffic. There is some great history in the Blaeberry worth reading about as it was used as a corridor by early explorers to the area to connect the Jasper area with the Columbia Valley. There are still remnants of the Howse Pass trail. When sledding in the Blaeberry, be aware of the backcountry lodges and the borders of the park that can be mistakenly accessed.

Susan Lake is a great ice fishing spot for the whole family accessed from the B road towards Kinbasket Lake; perfect for family sledding days. It is a stocked lake but that is the only amenity, so come prepared to be totally self-contained. The turnoff to Susan Lake is roughly 9 km up the B road where you will have to unload, and the sled ride in is roughly 7.5 km. check out http://www.fishing.gov.bc.ca/ for fishing regulation and license info.

If you would like a guide into Susan lake or to rent sleds head over to http://www.snowpeakrentals.com for info.

 

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