How It’s Been:
It’s been a moody week in Golden with a mix bag of storms, snow, wind, and some sun. Riding conditions have been awesome but avalanche conditions have been spicy.
A sweet shot from Silent Pass with Mountain Motor sports
Night shred in the deep. Photo @sledBiglines
We’ve had a lot of snow and it looks like we’re expecting a lot of snow.
KHMR snow report on Jan 24
A lot of snow is in the forecast.
Common sense says that with this much new snow that avalanches are going to be bigger and more likely. How about finding some low angle trees, where you’re at lower risk, and having a blast?
A recent slide in Quartz. Photo A McBride.
Screen capture of Purcell avalanche forecast from Avalanche.ca on Jan 24, 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: This SATURDAY! 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 by donation 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.