Welcome to the first conditions report for SledGolden for the winter 17/18 season. In this report we will cover latest conditions, a grooming operations update and also fill you in with a few more news items. Thanks for supporting snowmobiling in Golden, we’re really looking forward to a great year.
We have been getting a lot of enquires about conditions for snowmobiling in the Golden area. We’ve had a couple of big storms, some cold temps and some great very early season riding.
We have about 70 cms of settled snow accumulated in the alpine areas of the Dogtooth range (where Quartz and Gorman are). There was a big storm last week that brought almost 90 cms of powder up high but the accumulations were much less down low. This snow has settled out significantly over the course of the week. Currently in town there is a small layer of white covering the grass.
Weather looks unsettled over the weekend with heavy snow loads coming in early next week. It’s colder than you think it’s going to be up high so make sure you dress warm if you’re going out. Always a good idea to be prepared for self rescue.
Grooming operations have NOT started. We feel that we want to wait for one more big dump before we risk our brand new (to us) equipment. Subsequently, there is no charge to sled on any of the trails around Golden this week. But you can also expect that the trails will be bumpy and not maintained.
New Day Pass Payment Options.
Heads up! We will now be able to process Credit Card, Interact flash (tap debit only), Apple Pay, and cash for payment at our trail heads. We haven’t started charging yet, but when we do, we would prefer you pay with your credit card.