- Elevation: 8500 feet
- Distance: 14 km from parking lot
- Difficulty: Advanced
East Quartz is another great riding area near Quartz Creek. This trail is a left fork, shortly before you reach the Quartz Creek Cabin. The trail takes you into some beautiful alpine bowls for shredding but also crosses some active avalanche paths. Please check the Avalanche forecast for South Columbia and the Purcells before heading out to this zone.
Make sure your group has avalanche skills & equipment when playing in the backcountry. Check out the East Quartz Avalanche Terrain Evaluation System (ATES) map (click on the image to view full screen and then right click to save the image in a larger file).
Grooming and Trail Conditions
Grooming for East Quartz will be as needed, likely 1-2 times per week. Please check our weekly grooming reports for more details.