Santa sure was good to us. We’ve had another 50+cms of snow in the past week and now the skies are mostly blue and the temps are just about right. If you’re thinking about coming snowmobiling in Golden, it’s probably the right call.
How it’s Been
It’s been a great Christmas week in Golden BC. We’ve had some snow, a bunch of sun and it’s been an absolute gift to go sledding. The pow came in early in the week with a bunch of wind, which has sculpted the snow in places (but not in a bad way), and then the skies cleared and let us have some fun. We have excellent coverage for December and it’s time to party the new year in by shredding it.
Snow and Weather
We’ve had about half a metre in the last week. There’s not a ton in forecast but the sunny skies will keep you inspired.
You never really know how a day in the mountains will go unless you’re there, but Snow-Forecast.com can give you an idea
We always warn people to be careful because the mountains are a harsh mistresses. Chicken little does seem a little quiet this week…
Check out avalanche bulletins each time you go. They’re 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.
*Please note: GSC grooming operations are responsive to WorkSafe BC protocols for avalanche safety and working alone. This means the GSC grooming operations are under the direction of a professional avalanche forecaster, who, at times, applies limits to the terrain that the groomer can pass through and this may affect the grooming product. Please adjust your expectations accordingly. *
Group Rides (Starting January 12 weekend)
Women’s Group Rides (Starting January 19 weekend)
Travel on Logging Roads
Please observe proper safety on the logging roads. Radio channel in Silent is RR3
Quartz has been great but it also sees a lot of traffic. Our plan is to have it groomed everyday during the holiday season. Still great snow where people haven’t been.
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.
Reports out of Silent have said that the riding has been really good. Deep snow where no one has travelled and easy to get up to the popular areas.
Logging operations are occurring in up the FSR this year but not up the North Fork (where Silent is). Therefore you can drive to the 21km parking lot but expect to encounter industrial vehicles.