The snow has fallen and it’s time to start the 2016/17 season! It’s still early season for both the roads and the riding areas, so caution is highly advised, but there’s great riding in the alpine bowls if you pick your spots right.

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Nov 25th, 2015

 

Snow Beta

There’s good accumulations up in the alpine bowls but the lower elevations are still quite thin. On Nov. 21 we had snow depths of 116cms in the alpine and a significant crust layer approximately 40cms down.

Please remember to check the avalanche conditions.

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Pit in Quartz creek on Nov. 21

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Weather

It’s been snowing and there’s more snow in the forecast. Looks like it could be a pretty awesome weekend.

weather for Quartz Creek area

weather for Quartz Creek area

Riding Areas

Quartz Creek

Grooming and fee collections will be starting at Quartz on Saturday Nov 26. We’re set to put a full groom in Friday, Nov 25 evening from the parking lot. We’ve already been in with the machine filling in creek gaps and smoothing the way for a full drag.

Parking will be at the regular parking lot. The road until the gold mine has very thin snow and it’s not great but it’s enough. We ask that people no longer drive up past the kiosk so we can keep the road in good shape.

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Initial pass into Quartz Creek on Nov 23, 2016

Gorman Lake

Word on the street is that people have been up and in to Holt. Gorman Lake may or may not be frozen enough to travel over and we recommend extreme caution travelling on it.

We have not groomed Gorman yet.

Parking is wherever you feel like. We do not recommend enclosed trailers to venture up past the 3km parking lot.

Silent Pass

Parking for Silent Pass is just past the Mcmurdo turnoff (45km). Word is that people have been getting to the alpine and the track is in. We have not groomed Silent Pass yet this season.

 

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