Kids and parents and Sea to Sky Gondola winter tube park

Daily Conditions

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Stay up to date on the daily weather and activities available at the Sea to Sky Gondola. Daily conditions are updated at 8:45am each morning.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Sunday 10am - 5pm (6pm last ride down)

2C at the base, 3C at the summit and high of 8c. Sunny

Snowbase:  23cm, No new snow 

Freezing Level:  3500m

Activities

Guided Walking tour - 11am complimentary walking tour daily meeting at the map in the summit plaza.  

Snowshoe Tour -  1.5 hour tour starting at 1pm daily, meeting at  Bohdi's in the summit plaza.  The cost for this tour is $25 for adults and $20 for children this does not include lift pass or rentals.  Conditions permitting. 

Headlamp Tour  -  4:15pm daily. Meeting at Bohdi's in the summit plaza. The hike is every Saturday, and daily from December 22- January 7.   The cost is $10 not including lift pass or rentals.

 

Trail Status                                           

Spirit Loop - Open. Easy, stroller-friendly walking trail.  Some snow and slippery sections.

All trails below require winter boots that are waterproof with good tread.

Panorama Loop - Open.  Snow covered, patchy in places.  Slippery.

Wonderland Lake Loop -  Open.  Wet snow, patchy in places. Snowshoes only.

Sparky's Spin - Open.  Patchy, wet snow.  Connects with Upper Sea to Summit for a single track loop that is just under 2km. 

Alpine Alley - Closed.  

Highline Trail - Open.

Sea to Summit - Open. 7.5 km trail from base to summit.  Difficult in places.  Wet snow on top end of trail.  Rock scrambles can be slippery.  Rope assisted climbing. Some wet and muddy sections. Creeks are running hard. Leash your dog in these areas. 

Shannon Basin Loop - Open.  An easy-intermediate, but longer, (9.8km) loop from the lodge, out to Shannon Creek and then dropping down through the forest back onto a de-commissioned forest service road to return to the Summit.  Wet, patchy snow.

Al's Habrich Trail - Open, via the winter access route.  More difficult, back-country hiking, with significant vertical gain.  Rock scrambles and rope-assisted climbing.  Use caution on slippery rocks at view areas.  Travel beyond 'End of Marked Trail' requires back country route finding skills, ability and equipment.  Much more difficult in winter conditions.

Backcountry Access Road - Sky Pilot Valley Trail - Open. Travel beyond  winter 'End Of Marked Trail'  signs requires good backcountry, high alpine, route-finding skills, ability and equipment.  Suitable winter footwear and equipment is required. 

Last Grooming:  Dec 02nd - Upper Shannon Basin Loop to the bridge (Sky Pilot turn-off)

Backcountry Advisory

Avalanche Canada advises that avalanche conditions in the South Coast zone, in which the Sea to Sky Gondola and all associated terrain is located is:  Low.

Please refer to the Avalanche Canada website for special statements for the area.  

Safety Notes

  • Wear approriate clothing and footwear for wet and slippery conditions on trails. Be prepared!
  • Small children require close adult supervision, particularly off trail and around water.

  • You MUST be prepared with proper gear before your hikes: proper treaded winter footwear, head lamp and extra clothing if venturing out on extended hikes.  Let someone know where you are going.  Carry a fully charged cell phone and plan for darkness and dropping temperatures. 

  • Know before you go! The gondola is subject to unscheduled closures due to weather.  Check our website, or check in with Guest Services if the gondola is part of your hiking plan.  You need to be prepared for a 2-way hike.  Use extra diligence during weather events, including forecasted outflow winds. 
     
  • Expect high water in creeks and river beds.  Possible bridge wash-outs, and difficult or impossible creek crossings.  Supervise children and pets closely.   Be aware of sink holes and snow bridges near creeks and bodies of water, as well as collapsing snow on the banks of creeks at the upper-most elevations.
  • Please note that for safety reasons drones may not access the gondola

 

 

 

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