If you like to explore, conditions seem auspicious for travel this week in Golden BC. Pack an extra balaclava however, because the temps are cold! Please be aware of new trail conditions in Quartz to accommodate for logging operations.
How It’s Been:
Not going to lie, it has been painfully cold the last couple of days. There’s been some great sledding too. When it’s clear and stable, you can go for miles and miles.
We had between 15-30 cms this week, depending on where you ventured. In some spots it felt like more.
We’ve had approximately 40-50 cms of snow last week and there’s about 15 cms more in the forecast.
Please check with http://www.avalanche.ca/map every day before you head out.
Using a VHF radio on active logging roads is an essential part of having a safe day. Please watch our road safety video to learn more.
Economic Impact Study
Don’t be surprised if you are asked to fill out a survey at one of our trail heads. We are conducting an Economic Impact Study this winter. We’re hopeful the results of this study will help us get more funding to continue to make snowmobiling infrastructure better. Thank you for your patience.
GT OR DIE: Great news! We’ve announced Saturday April 14th as the date for this year’s GT or DIE races! It’s going to be a good time and there’s expanded events for kids during the early part of the day.
Quartz has seen heavy traffic but is still giving up a few powder stashes. Firewood has been re-stocked. The new stove we put in the cabin is not functioning as well as we hoped. Keep the door closed to preserve heat.
**Please note that logging operations have started in Quartz up to the first gate (approx 3km). Right now there are preparation crews on site. Riders need to stay off the road and on the trail on the side. This is critical. There will not be much traffic until early March. We will have to share access to Quartz with the loggers this spring.
The road to Silent is significantly improved with some grader service on Feb 15. We’re still parking at the 21 km but now it’s easier to get there.
Lots of snow in the zone once you get there.
Avalanche ConditionsPlease continually check Avalanche.ca for avalanche info
Weather ConditionsThis weather report is a pretty good one that applies to most of our areas.
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