How It’s Been:
The last week has been mostly sunny in the alpine with a big layer of cloud over the town. Temperatures have been mild for mid-winter. There have also been some windy days. The avalanche conditions were rated quite high and it was a touchy time to be out. That being said, there were still many awesome, accident free trips that went down.
Kinda near Quartz Creek.
Weather and Snow
There’s 30+ cms in forecast.There’s also high avalanche danger ratings.
Forecast near Quartz for the next week.
Screen shot of Purcell avalanche conditions on Jan 17, 2017
Please check with http://www.avalanche.ca/map everyday before you head out.
Using a VHF radio on active logging roads is an essential part of having a safe day. Please watch our road safety video to learn more.
Economic Impact Study
Don’t be surprised if you are asked to fill out a survey at one of our trail heads. We are conducting an Economic Impact Study this winter. We’re hopeful the results of this study will help us get more funding to continue to make snowmobiling infrastructure better. Thank you for your patience.
Economic Impact Study questions being asked in all 3 managed areas. Photo @sledbigilnes
AVALANCHE AWARENESS DAYS:Postponed to January 27! Join us at Quartz Cabin for Avalanche Awareness days. We’ll have fun prizes for beacon searches in our Beacon Basin, a BBQ and general good times.If you’ve passed Avalanche Safety Training (AST) get $5 off your day pass at any of our managed areas all weekend.
BBQ will be firing for Avalanche Awareness days.
GT OR DIE: Great news! We’ve announced Saturday April 14th as the date for this year’s GT or DIE races! It’s going to be a good time and there’s expanded events for kids during the early part of the day.
GT or Die gathering is on April 14th.