Conditions Report: Not Quite Spring Yet…

Ohhh what a week we have ahead of us! Decent temps and a bit of snow in time for a weekend including a bunch of sunshine?! We received some pow last week and we will be receiving more in the next day or two which means it’s probably a good weekend to head to the mountains (unless you’re in them already).

Hope everyone read that Mountain Sledder magazine article on what essentials to bring with you in the backcountry or at least thought about it. We’ve heard of 2 separate cases of sledders spending the night in the backcountry. In case you didn’t, you can find it again here!

Photo: Anett Meszaros / Golden, BC / February 26, 2022

We are hosting the 3rd Riley Suhan Invitational again this year! April 2, 2022. Find more info HERE! We are looking forward to seeing you all out there, so don’t miss it. We are inviting EVERYONE to participate, so sign up fast before it fills up. We are limiting participation to 100 people.

Plan before you Play!


TCH-1 Highway status

Check the latest conditions as it relates to the Kicking Horse Canyon highway project here:

Kicking Horse Calendar



There’s been a bunch of snow the past few days and it’s starting to slow down before the weekend. Should be awesome conditions out there the next few days so definitely get it together for the weekend. It’s a great time to visit! Mild temps, sunny skies and not much makes for a great recipe.



Stability is slowly improving from the storm, but make sure you are testing smaller features before venturing into bigger terrain. Be cautious heading into the weekend as there are a variety of sliding surfaces that recently got buried!

Always check the Avalanche Canada forecasts before heading out. You can find the link here.


When it comes to grooming, check for planned grooms below and watch the Garmin grooming map for updates (scroll down to see grooming in REAL TIME). We are into our grooming groove now, getting after it as often as necessary and based on usage of the trails. Let us know how it is out there these days!





Trail Area Conditions Reports

Quartz Creek

Conditions: Fresh snow this week!
Grooms scheduled: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and as needed!
Fees: $25
Parking: Parking at the main highway lot.
Road: Back to normal use. No trucks on the road permitted.

Gorman Lake

Conditions: Fresh snow as of this week!
Grooms scheduled: Wednesday, Saturday, and as needed.
Fees: $25
Parking: Park at the 3.5km lot
Road: Road is in great shape!
Additional notes: Equipment hauling happening on the Dogtooth FSR as local contractors perform “right of way” (road building). There’s quite a bit of room for parking at the 3.5km, but keep it tight.  Gorman has been busy this year so be prepared for a full lot!

Silent Pass

Conditions: Looking good these days. #1 pick for the weekend.
Grooms scheduled: Wednesday, Saturday and as needed
Fees: $25
Parking: Parking at the 31k
Road: Road is in great shape!
Additional notes: The road to Silent is in good shape at the moment, and don’t forget, we have a parking lot at the 31 k which is new this year. Expect active logging to be happening now, so have your radio handy!

East Quartz

Conditions: Grooming once a week currently
Grooms scheduled: Friday
Fees: $25
Parking: As per Quartz, Gorman
Road: N/A

Old Man

Conditions: Great coverage this year
Grooms scheduled: As needed
Fees: $25
Parking: At Quartz Creek main parking lot
Road: N/A

Westbench Trail

Conditions: The trail is continuous now and it sounds like it's in GREAT shape.
Grooms scheduled: Wednesday
Fees: $25
Parking: Gorman or Quartz
Road: N/A
Additional notes: If you’re looking for a cruise and  great views, the WBT is a great option and we are lucky to have it in such great shape right now. Thanks to the grooming staff for all their hard work getting it sorted this season!

Grooming Map

The map below is linked to the safety InReaches we have in our groomers and we have been able to make the tracks public.  How to use the map:

  • Press on the + next to the groomer/zone you want the latest information for.
  • Once the line is visible, press on the line to see the date & time the groomer was last in action.

This map only shows the most recent groom. You can inquire at any of our trailheads for additional grooming information, including number of riders since the last groom.

Weather & Avalanche Conditions


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