Conditions Report: We Got a Reset!

We had a bit of a reset this week starting Sunday afternoon and going throughout the night. If you were out there on Monday you got to start the week off with 15-20 cm of freshies and a bluebird day. Take a look at what Silent looked like on Wednesday, Feb 2…

Photo: Tim Grey / Silent Pass / Feb 2, 2022

The reset was much needed and left us with some soft landings and face shots with a sharp enough carve. It was a cold one out there today, but it looks like temps will be more reasonable into the weekend and accompanied by the sun if we are lucky!

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new Silent Pass parking lot, this is what it’s looking like these days.

Silent Pass Parking Lot

Plan before you Play!

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TCH-1 Highway status

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

Kicking Horse Calendar



We just received a nice reset which should get us through the week nicely. Today (Wednesday) was COLD! but it’s looking to turn around quickly for the remainder of the week. We’ve got a little bit of snow forecasted for Friday to get us ready for a weekend of some sun and temperatures just below the double digits. Looks like a nice weekend to ride!


There were some small storm slab avalanches this week, which have turned into wind slabs recently.  Watch for changing conditions while you’re out there, especially when gaining features that may be wind affected!

Stay safe out there and be sure to check the forecast here each day for accurate and up to date information.



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 plan to groom as often as is necessary, based on usage of the trails.





Trail Area Conditions Reports

Quartz Creek

Conditions: Got a reset early this week! Should be great for a few days!
Grooms scheduled: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and as needed!
Fees: $25
Parking: Parking at the main highway lot.
Road: Side "bench" trail built for snowmobile use until the 4k. Please use it and stay off the FSR when possible.
Additional notes:

There is still active logging at Quartz creek at the 4km marker. There is a side “bench” trail that is meant to be travelled on. Please stay off the FSR as it is illegal to travel on it.  This is for the safety of everyone. Travel slow and pay attention.

Check in at the Quartz gate for the most up to date info.

Gorman Lake

Conditions: Got a reset early this week. Good to go.
Grooms scheduled: Friday, Sunday, Tuesday and as needed.
Fees: $25
Parking: Park at the 3.5km lot
Road: Road has been in good shape!
Additional notes:

Conditions up at Gorman have been excellent.

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: Great, as usual!
Grooms scheduled: Wednesday, Saturday and as needed
Fees: $25
Parking: Parking at the 31k
Road: Road grading occurring with anticipation of logging this week.
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: Can't complain!
Grooms scheduled: Thursday
Fees: $25
Parking: At Quartz Creek main parking lot
Road: N/A

Westbench Trail

Conditions: Continuous trail is now
Grooms scheduled: Wednesday
Fees: $25
Parking: Gorman or Quartz
Road: N/A
Additional notes: Logging has slowed down on the Donald FSR. They are logging below the WestBench intersection, so it should be good to go for now!

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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