Elevation: 9000 feet
Distance: 20 kms to Alpine
Gorman is a hill climbers paradise and is groomed on a regular basis. This is an area for those extreme riders who enjoy adrenaline ascents and descents on their machine. This area is also the access to Upper Holt, and Grizzly, East Quartz and Cirque. This area is not recommended for beginner riders. This is also in an area with numerous avalanche paths, so be sure to know the avalanche hazard and how to use your beacon, shovel and probe if you go.
If you’re into a mellow day, park at Gorman’s staging area to ride the West Bench Trail to Quartz Creek (80 km round trip).
Make sure your group has avalanche skills & equipment when playing in the backcountry. Check out the Gorman Lake 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 Conditions
Grooming is normally scheduled twice per week. Check our weekly grooming reports for more information.
Please check the Avalanche forecast for South Columbia and the Purcells before heading out to this zone.