Snowmobiling in Golden is a great way to bring in 2016. With clear skies and cold air in the forecast, this week promises the chance for outstanding views and good visibility for exploring. There’s been approximately 10cms of snow in the past 7 days with over 400cms of total snowfall year to date. The good news with cold weather is that the groomed trails are in great shape.


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Great views are expected this week.

cold and clear weather this week.

Cold and clear weather this week.

Grooming and Fee Schedule

Cold temps mean that the groomed trails stay in good condition for longer.

The grooming and fee collection schedule is as follows:


Quartz Creek
Grooms scheduled: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (evenings).
Fees: Everyday  ($25/rider)

Gorman Lake
Grooms Thursday, Saturday (evenings).
Fees: Thursday-Monday ($25/rider)

Silent Pass
Grooms  Thursday (morning)
Fees:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday  ($25/rider)


Grooming Gorman Lake Trail Wednesday night.


Firewood for the Quartz

Firewood for the Quartz cabin is underneath and accessible from the north-west side of the building; please use it sparingly in the woodstove inside; please no outdoor bonfires. The chopping block and axe are on the deck and the hatchet for kindling is inside the cabin; please use the chopping blog and refrain from splitting wood on the decking. If the garbage cans are full let Norm in the booth know and we will address it immediately.


Gorman Lake Parking

The upper parking lot at 14km for Gorman has been plowed with lots of room to handle enclosed trailers and the road is in great shape. The road is a bit narrow at spots getting up there so drive cautiously. We have plans to move back down to the 4km as soon as it snows (logging operations are now over on the road).



Westbench Trail

The Westbench Trail is groomed from Gorman to Wiseman corner (with a drag groomer) and the road is in from Wiseman corner to Quartz. Enjoy our beautiful trail ride with no avalanche hazards.


Pushing the trail in from Wiseman corner to Quartz



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Registered Sleds

We’ve had conservation officers checking for sled registrations frequently at the parking lots so make sure you’re playing by the rules. You can read more on BC’s new ORV act in our Dec 9 Grooming Report.  


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The Trans-Canada highway runs right through the north end of town and offers easy access to modern hotels featuring all the amenities you would come to expect from big franchises. Close proximity with lots of secure parking to gas stations and restaurants is a must if you travel with a large enclosed trailer.

The Holiday Inn Express is Golden’s newest hotel, opening in 2014. It feature a gym, 75 units with fridges, microwaves, safes, in-room coffee, free wi-fi and 40″ flat screen TVs. It also offer suites, jacuzzi suites with balconies, free hot breakfast, 24 Hour business center, meeting room, boardroom, indoor pool and hot tub.

The Travelodge features lots of parking, hot tub, pool, waterslide and sauna, Canada Select 3.5 star rating, walking distance from restaurants, lounges and Cold Beer & Wine store. Snowmobile packages and local Guides are available with reservation.

The Ponderosa Motor Inn is under new management, is newly renovated and offers 85 clean, spacious and affordable rooms. Enjoy the hot tub, wireless internet, winter plug-ins, family units and ample parking for snowmobilers. Complimentary light breakfast, discounted sledder rates, and guided snowmobile packages available. Adjacent to a restaurant, easy access to Hwy 1, gas and liquor store.

The Ramada hotel has a hot tub, pool, free wireless internet, and large 2 bedroom suites available. Expanded continental breakfast and wireless internet is included. Many of the 60 well appointed rooms offer scenic views with many different room types available – 1 king, 2 queen, 3 queen or large 2 bedroom suites and some with kitchen suites for your convenience. Sledder rates are available.

The Prestige Inn Golden offers easy access to local amenities along with an indoor pool and hot tub, on site restaurant and liquor store.

Get in Touch

As always, you can reach us on our Facebook page with any questions or concerns, we will get back to you as soon as we can.