Golden| Mountain Sledder Magazine
Riley Suhan had been handed a once-in-a-lifetime chance to shred the off-limits peaks of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on his snowmobile.
You’ve been planning this trip for weeks. The sleds are loaded, and hotels booked. One problem: High Avalanche Hazard. Here’s what to do.
Have you ever wondered what type of sledders are mostly likely to litter while out snowmobiling? Well, here’s your answer: smokers and Budweiser drinkers are the mostly likely to throw their trash on the ground while sledding in the mountains.
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.
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. …
The conditions in Golden are about to change. For the past couple of weeks we’ve been enjoying blue skies and moderate temperatures. That trend was broken last Sunday with a light snowfall that brought roughly 10cm to the area.
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 …
Cold, clear and cold are the words to describe the conditions in Golden this early January. We had a small system roll through and dump around 10-15cm in town on Monday. Otherwise, it’s been blue skies and frigid temps all week long. Looking ahead, the cold, Arctic air …