How many of you, in the hottest days of summer, have secretly been wishing you were snowmobiling? It’s ok. Us too. The thing is, winter is just around the corner and plans for the upcoming winter are already getting made. We’re just staying in touch to keep you up to speed with all things SledGolden and there’s some important things that are worth tuning in to. In just 2.5 months we’ll (hopefully) be open for sledding!
Dec 23rd 2019 in Quartz
Heads Up! Ungulate Winter Range Closures
We’d love to keep things positive but there’s been some alarming developments from Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD)about ungulate winter range (UWR) closures: read mountain goats. This is a potentially very serious threat to our operations and we’re keeping our eyes on it. Gain knowledge here. It’s very possible that we will need you to help mobilize a response in the coming months. For now we are waiting on some answers from government that we’ve contacted.
Proposed closures of ungulate terrain
Operations for Winter
We’re working hard behind the scenes to make operations for winter 20/21 a reality. Obviously Covid-19 has caused some major upheaval but we’re anticipating that operations will continue. Memberships will be available sometime in September.
We’re so lucky to have amazing support from our sponsors. Many of them have had very tough times due to the pandemic. More than ever, we encourage you to support the business who support snowmobiling.
New Silent Pass Video
Check out this virtual tour video that our friends at Mountain Sledder Magazine made of Silent Pass.
A virtual tour of Silent Pass by Mountain Sledder
Moto Skills Park in Golden GoFundMe
You may or may not know, but there is a sweet dirtbike Skills Development Park right in Golden that our good friends at GORMA operate. They’ve put together a GoFundMe campaign to help offset costs associated with the park. https://www.gofundme.com/f/golden-bc-motorized-skills-development-park The group is 2/3 of the way to their goal of $3,500. Can we help them get there?!
No Gorman Cabin
As you may know, we’ve been trying hard to get an emergency shelter in the Gorman area. It hasn’t been an easy road but we were always optimistic that things would work out. We played by all the rules, commissioned studies, and filled out countless amounts of paper work. We’re sorry to say that the word has come back as a hard no for the cabin. The reason is goat habitat. It’s a tough pill to swallow but we’re dealing with what that means. Our mobile shelter program might be able to be expanded.
This summer volunteers would be most welcome. Every year we do a summer hike in our managed areas to collect garbage that unfortunately gets left behind from the winter. It’s pretty awesome to see our areas in the summer, they are incredibly beautiful places, and there may or may not be a helicopter ride involved. There’s still a lot of snow in the zones right now so we may wait till late July or early August to get this done. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or stay in touch with our Facebook page to find out more.
Collecting trash in Silent Pass
Collecting trash in Silent Pass
A huge thank you to all of our members, staff, contractors and SPONSORS that make SledGolden a reality. A number of people got laid off early and budgets and contracts are needing to be shuffled just so we can continue. It’s not easy times but we will get through it.