Blue skies and powder are what make life great and we’ve had a lot of that lately. The forecast is for continued bluebird through the weekend and it’s a great time to explore what Golden BC has to offer. We will not be operating in Silent this week (we need one more big storm) but both Quartz and Gorman will get groomed.
How it’s Been
There hasn’t been a lot of snow in the past week but it’s been mostly blue sky every day. There’s been plenty of exploring going on.
Snow and Weather
We’ve had 7-15cm this week and there’s not much in the forecast. But there’s blue sky forecasted and temps aren’t that bad.
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.
The good news is that the avalanche bulletins are back and being updated. Parks Canada also is doing regular updates for Glacier National Park. As always, 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 if you can.
The Cedar House has some availability over the Christmas Season due to some last minute cancellations:
Green Chalet (3 bedroom) – Dec 30 – Jan 2 **New Years
Dragonfly Chalet (2 bedroom) – Dec 20 25th -**check out Christmas Day
Cedar Chalet (1 bedroom) – Dec 27 – Jan 3 (and beyond…)
Anyone who books any of the above with us will get free beer if they mention Sled Golden
Group Rides (Starting January 12 weekend)
Women’s Group Rides (Starting January 19 weekend)
The riding above the cabin has been great early season riding. There has been a lot of traffic in Quartz so expect the easy to get to ares to be compacted.
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.
There’s a cozy new/old fire stove in Quartz. Big thanks to all our volunteers to who helped last Sunday.
People have been driving to the upper parking lot at 11km and so that’s where we will try to groom from this weekend. It’s still early in Gorman and coverage is thin. People have been in there however and fun has been had.
Access to Silent is a bit rough this week. We don’t feel that there’s enough snow to complete the groom and will therefore not be charging and fees. Canfor is plowing the road to the 21km but after that there’s been no road maintenance. Last week the parking was at the 45km
There was some fun had at Silent last weekend. Rumour we heard is that it took the first groups 2+hrs to finally punch the waterfall! The lakes are frozen.
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