It’s been blue skies up high and and cooler temperatures down low for the past week, which means our trails have had some time to firm up and smooth out.  The forecast is for some more snow so that means the riding is only going to get better here in Golden.

Avalanche Awareness Days – This weekend!

Show proof that you’ve taken an avalanche safety course and get $5 off your day pass at any of our managed areas.

BCA Beacon Basin

The BCA Beacon Basin is back in the snow near the Quartz Cabin.  This is a great place to practise your searching skills that will keep your friends safe if you get swept away. Avalanches aren’t fun but being ready can be!

Beacon Basin is installed for 2019 season in Quartz.

Beacon Basin is installed for 2019 season in Quartz.

From our Sponsors

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The Cedar House has plenty of mid-week availability left for January, February and March! With ample parking, BBQ, wood burning fireplace, and your very own private hot tub at each chalet, the Cedar House is a great place to stay.

Book at Cedar House Chalets and receive a special Sledders Rate, stay 4 nights and pay for only 3. Can’t get away for 4 nights? Mention Sled Golden and we will give you 10% off any nights stay and a complimentary 650ml bottle of Whitetooth Brewing Company beer, brewed right here in Golden, BC!

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.
(update the quantity amount to increase your donation).

Events

Women’s Group Rides (January 19)

Avalanche Awareness Days Jan 19, 2019

Group Ride (February 10)

Poker Ride! March 9, 2019

Riley Suhan Invitational – April 6, 2019

GT or DIE, April 20, 2019

Travel on Logging Roads

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

*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. *


Trail Areas

Quartz Creek

Conditions: Approx 200 cm of snow at cabin.
Grooms scheduled: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Fees: $25 / Sled
Parking: Parking lot is cleared regularly
Additional notes:

Great coverage.

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: Good coverage.
Grooms scheduled: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Fees: $25 / Sled
Parking: 4km parking lot.
Road: Road is plowed and sanded regularly, please use caution
Additional notes: Good coverage.

Silent Pass

Conditions: Great coverage and low traffic.
Grooms scheduled: Tuesday (Jan 15), Thursday and Sunday
Fees: $25 / sled
Parking: At 24 km. Please park responsibly and don't snowmobile on the plowed road
Road: Please use radios on FSR. Channel is RR3 (150.140)
Additional notes:

Groomer is back up and running and we’re going to give Silent some serious love this week to get it flat and keep it flat.

Logging operations are ongoing this year, currently up a spur off the north fork at 21 km. Expect to encounter industrial vehicles the entire way to the parking lot at 24 km. Please review our road safety video and drive with care.

Westbench Trail

Conditions: Groomed
Grooms scheduled: Last: Jan 5, Next: Jan 17 (Thursday)
Fees: $25 payable at Gorman or Quartz kiosk
Parking: Gorman or Quartz
Road: n/a
Additional notes: Low traffic and good temperatures means WestBench is in great condition.

Old Man

Conditions: Fresh! Not much traffic up Old Man yet.
Grooms scheduled: Last Groom January 5, next groom Thursday (Jan 17)
Fees: $25, payable at Quartz
Parking: Quartz
Road: n/a
Additional notes: Trail is good and low traffic means it’s gotta be deep up there.

East Quartz

Conditions: Unknown
Grooms scheduled: N/A
Fees: $25, payable at Quartz
Parking: Quartz
Road: N/A
Additional notes: No grooms planned in East Quartz at the moment.

Avalanche Conditions

https://www.avalanche.ca

Weather Conditions

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