Zones & Conditions | Mountain Sledder Magazine
Same ol’ good exploring snow with not much changed in conditions since last week. But wait, we have some snow on the way! RESET! 45-55cm in the next 5 days with Thursday and Friday being the heavy snowfall days.
As a mountain sledder who loves riding and is also fiercely dedicated to avalanche education, I am absolutely intrigued as to why mountain sledders make the decisions they do, and what we can do to ensure everyone comes home at the end of the day.
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.
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!