Elevation: 8500 feet
Distance: 15 km from parking lot to riding area
Old Man is a new riding area, opened by the Golden Snowmobile Club in 2018-19. This riding area has long been a locals’ favourite and is located conveniently close to the Quartz staging area.
Make sure your group has avalanche skills & equipment when playing in the backcountry. Check out the Old Man 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 for Quartz Creek is as needed, often 4 or 5 times per week. Please check our weekly grooming reports for more detailed information.
Check the Avalanche forecast for South Columbia and the Purcells before heading out to this zone.