It’s the last hurrah! Come on out to Golden this weekend to see the 2nd Annual Riley Suhan Invitational and celebrate the end of the season with us!  Grooming is finished at Silent Pass for the season but Gorman and Quartz are still active.  Can’t make the race this weekend – join us on Thursday, April 11 at the Cedar House for our end of season party and annual report.

Events

Riley Suhan Invitational / April 6 – The first real mountain snowmobile race, now in its second year.  We’ve got a few more registration spots available this year but sign up soon before they’re gone.  Register and get more info here…

Season End Celebration and Silent Auction / April 11 – The Cedar House Restaurant is hosting our season end wrap-up event. Enjoy a 3-course meal while hearing about how the season played out for the club.  There will also be a Silent Auction with some really great prizes! Limited spots available – call 250-344-4679 to book your table.

GT or Die – cancelled for 2019.

Avalanche Safety

Check out avalanche bulletins (https://www.avalanche.ca/map/forecasts/purcells) each time you go.  Conditions are low across the board right now but things can change fast, especially with the precipitation in the forecas. Avalanche forecasts are updated daily and conditions can change quickly. If you can ride in the mountains you’re probably travelling in avalanche terrain. Please be careful and submit what you see to the MIN Network.

Weather

The temperatures have stabilized a bit and we’re getting some more overcast and and precipitation. This is positive for snow preservation but the conditions are definitely still very spring.

Snow Report for 2448m near Golden, BC

Check out our webcam, weather data (including snowfall) and the local weather forecast on our webcams page:  www.sledgolden.com/webcams-and-conditions/

Donations NEEDED!

GORMA needs to raise $7500 to cover the costs of insurance for the moto track in Golden.  We are accepting donations at all of our trailheads and via our online store.
Make a donation here:  https://squareup.com/store/golden-snowmobile-trails-society/item/donation-gorma-track (update the quantity amount to increase your donation).

Travel on Logging Roads

Please observe proper safety on the logging roads. Radio channel in Silent is RR3 (150.140)


Trail Areas

Quartz Creek

Conditions: Spring freeze-thaw conditions.
Grooms scheduled: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Fees: $25 / Sled
Parking: Dirt and mud
Road: n/a
Additional notes:

Snow is still trail covered and staying flat right to the parking lot.

PLEASE STAY OUT OF THE PARKS! Please don’t sled past a sign and in to the National Park. We got called this week from Parks Canada and they are going to up their enforcement in the area.

Gorman Lake

Conditions: Spring freeze-thaw conditions.
Grooms scheduled: Thursday, Satuday
Fees: $25 / Sled
Parking: 4km parking lot - the new lot is quite soft.
Road: Road is mostly mud and dirt. Watch for frost heaves.
Additional notes: Trail is still snow-covered from our lower staging area, but thin.

Silent Pass

Conditions: Spring freeze-thaw conditions.
Grooms scheduled: Grooming finished for the season
Fees: $0
Parking: 24 km lot is dirt and mud.
Road: Please use radios on FSR. Channel is RR3 (150.140)
Additional notes:

Trail is too thin to groom from the 24 to 48 km.

Logging operations are ongoing this year, currently up a spur off the FSR at 21 km. Therefore you can drive to the 24km parking lot but expect to encounter industrial vehicles nearly the entire way. Please review our road safety video and drive with care.

Summit Lake riders: The logging operation has cleared a small parking area about 2 km up the spur road at the 21 km.  Do not park at the normal parking at 21 km and ride on the plowed road.

Westbench Trail

Conditions: Melting fast, watch for wet sections.
Grooms scheduled: None scheduled.
Fees: $25 payable at Gorman or Quartz kiosk
Parking: Gorman or Quartz
Road: n/a
Additional notes: Melting fast.

Old Man

Conditions: Spring freeze-thaw conditions.
Grooms scheduled: None scheduled
Fees: $25, payable at Quartz
Parking: Quartz
Road: n/a

East Quartz

Conditions: Spring freeze-thaw conditions.
Grooms scheduled: None scheduled
Fees: $25, payable at Quartz
Parking: Quartz
Road: N/A

Avalanche Conditions

https://www.avalanche.ca

Weather Conditions

https://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/GC-HeliSki/6day/mid