bc| Mountain Sledder Magazine
Any storm dropping in excess of 20cms of snow will put this protocol in effect. If there is a sunny day following within 48 hours then that day shall automatically be deemed a provincial holiday. You don’t even need to call your boss, just go ride.
The sledder, who was reportedly travelling alone with his transceiver off, was buried 2m beneath the avalanche debris. Two nearby snowmobilers had heard the engine sound of a distant snowmobile stop and happened to notice a cloud of white in the distance.
Do you have what it takes to answer the call? THE CALLING 2017 is offering big cash and other prizes for the top three submissions in video and photo categories. Winners will be announced at the Edmonton Snow Show in October 2017. There will be two additional rounds of awards and prizes as well—The People’s Choice and Social Media—awarded for both categories at a later date. For 2017, the Video and Photo Challenge is open to anyone who meets the criteria.
Word on the street is that Monday Funday was the best riding conditions we’ve had so far this winter in the Golden area.
And conditions look to improve with even more snow headed our way throughout the end of the this week and into the weekend.
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.
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.
After a series of wild fluctuations in which the temperature went from wickedly cold to downright spring-like, it seems that we’ve settled into a normal pattern for the time being at least. Mid-day temperatures hovering just below freezing at valley bottom are more the norm, and it’s finally left Goldenites …