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Warm temps and rain down low were the trend in conditions this week. As of Thursday, the riding above 1800m has remained quite good. Over the last couple of days we have received upwards of 20-25cm in the alpine riding areas.
The mountains in Golden are easy to access thanks to the many years of industrialization, making passage to breathtaking sledding areas a breeze. There are a lot of good things to say about the sledding in Golden: ease of access, variety of terrain, convenient location… but what it really stands out for is the snow.
It’s become clear in the last couple of years that a snowbike can be taken into tight, lower elevation trees that you wouldn’t dream of trying on your sled. But on the flip-side, a snowbike will struggle to follow a sled straight up a steep slope in heavy snow.
The conditions around Golden are very good right now, and getting better by the second. The area was hit with plus or minus 30cm of fresh snow early in the week. Since then, around 20cm fell in town overnight Wednesay, and it’s still coming down steadily all day by mid-Thursday. …
After quite a long, and brutally cold dry spell, it looks like our weather may be changing here over the next few days. To what extent or extreme, no one really knows. We have upwards of 30cm forecasted to hit the valley by Saturday and then what looks to be above zero temperatures called for early next week. Strange winter for sure.
Old man winter strikes again.
These cycles of dumps followed by sunshine; holayyyyy we are lucky! With luck comes being snow smart, so please play safe out there! We received some good amounts of snow over the weekend, about 50-70cm in Whistler and a less in Pemberton: only about 30cm. And… we’re about to get hit by another mega dump!
The last storm brought us a nice dusting of around 25cm, and the wind created an even deeper fresh dusting in certain areas. Although it was not quite enough to fill in all the old tracks, all you had to do was venture a little further and it was amazing and cold and blower. And cold.