Conditions Report: All Systems Go? Silent, Gorman, Quartz
November 21, 2018
We’re working for ‘all systems go’ this weekend here in Golden for snowmobile trail grooming operations. The idea is that you will be able to choose from Silent Pass, Gorman Lake or Quartz Creek trails to ride this weekend. We won’t however know if our scheduled grooms into Gorman and Silent will be completely successful, but they will be attempted. We will update this page with the information as it arrives.
How it’s Been
The week was mostly sunny in the alpine around Golden with some high winds at times. The alpine snow now has a wind effect on it. There is still great powder in the trees, with the best riding being just below treeline. It’s been one of the best early seasons on memory and there have been a lot of stoked sledders.
Ben Bernasconi Quartz, Nov 18, 2018
Aaron and Elliot in Quartz on Nov 18, 2018. Photo @sledbiglines
Snow and Weather
There hasn’t been a lot of new snow this week but there’s 18cm in the forecast.
You never really know how a day in the mountains will go unless you’re there. But Snow-Forecast.com can give you an idea. It looks pretty sweet if sunny powder is your thing.
One thing you need to know is that the avalanche bulletins are often thin on information this time of year. Parks Canada is doing regular updates for Glacier National Park. As always, if you can ride in the mountains you’re probably travelling in avalanche terrain. Please be careful and submit to the MIN Network if you can.
Screen shot of Glacier National Park Avalanche Bulletin on Nov 21, 2018
THIS SUNDAY is VOLUNTEER DAY Meet at 10 am in the parking lot at Quartz
Join us in the Quartz parking lot for a fun volunteer day. We’ll be taking firewood to the cabin, swapping out the wood stove, putting up some signs and much more. Bring yourself, some work gloves and your sled and we’ll have good times. Many hands make light work.
Have you seen the re-cap video of the Riley Suhan Invitational?