Conditions Report: Back to Pow!

The powder has returned and things are shaping up nicely in Golden BC for an excellent weekend of snowmobiling. We’ve had 25cm of new snow and there’s another 35cm in the forecast. Avalanche conditions have spiked so please adjust your paths accordingly.


How it’s Been

We’re excited to get back to powder. After an extended high pressure system the clouds and snow are back and things are filling in nicely.

Tree riding in Quartz this November. Rider Aaron Bernasconi, photo @sledbiglines

Tree riding in Quartz this November. Rider Aaron Bernasconi, photo @sledbiglines

Snow and Weather

We’ve had no less than 25cm this week and there’s another 30+ cm in the forecast.

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You never really know how a day in the mountains will go unless you’re there, but can give you an idea.

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Avalanche Conditions

Check out avalanche bulletins each time you go.  They’re updated daily and conditions can change quickly. If you can ride in the mountains you’re probably travelling in avalanche terrain. Please be careful and submit what you see to the MIN Network.

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Group Rides (Starting January 12 weekend)

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Avalanche Awareness Days Jan 19, 2019

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GT or DIE, April 20, 2019

Quartz Creek

Conditions: Approx 90cm of snow at cabin.
Grooms scheduled: Wednesday/Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Fees: $25 / Sled
Parking: Parking lot is cleared regularly
Additional notes:

The riding above the cabin has been great early season riding. There has been a lot of traffic in Quartz so expect the easy to get to ares to be compacted.

PLEASE STAY OUT OF THE PARKS! Please don’t sled past a sign and in to the National Park. We got called this week from Parks Canada and they are going to up their enforcement in the area.

Please don't sled past the National Park boundary signs.

Please don’t sled past the National Park boundary signs.

Gorman Lake

Conditions: Early season. The lake is frozen. Watch for rocks.
Grooms scheduled: Friday (Sunday if needed)
Fees: $25
Parking: 4km parking lot.
Road: Road is plowed and sanded regularly
Additional notes: It’s still early in Gorman and coverage is thin. Please park at 4km lot now.

Silent Pass

Conditions: Early season with hazards
Grooms scheduled: Friday
Fees: $25 or possibly pro-rated depending how the groom goes.
Parking: Parking is now at the 21km. Please respect this so the road can fill in.
Road: Please use radios on FSR. Channel is RR3
Additional notes:

We are going to try and get Silent groomed on Friday. The parking lot will be at the 21km.

Word is that the approach in to the zone is really rough.

Please observe proper safety on the logging roads. Radio channel in Silent is RR3

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