Daily Conditions

Monday, January 16th, 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.

Today's Hours of Operation

Open: 10am-5pm (last ride down 6pm).  

Daily Guided Walking tour 11am, meeting at the map board

Daily Guided Snowshoe tour 1pm until 2:30pm ADULT $25 + tax (Tour only)  

SATURDAY'S:  Headlamp Hike/Snowshoe tour 4:30pm until 5:30pm $10 + tax (Tour only).  Meet in Summit Plaza at 4:15pm.

Tubing has two lanes open from 10am to 4:00pm daily

Snow Base:  105cm 

Temperature: -1.5c at the Summit and a high of 0.6at the Base. 

Cloudy. Snow beginning this morning then changing to rain mixed with wet snow this afternoon. Risk of freezing rain late this morning.

Visit our weather page for details

Activities
Expect snow/ice and slippery sections on all trails.  Suitable winter footwear is a must.  Use snowshoes or crampons (boot bottom traction devices) on all trails.  Snow is deep and unpacked in areas, be cautious of tree wells on trail sides.

Expect deep, unpacked snow off trails.

Spirit Loop - Open. Easy Walking.  Snow has been plowed, but expect slippery sections.

Panorama Loop - Open. Snow covered.  Snowshoes recommended. 

Wonderland Lake Loop - Open.  Snow covered. Snowshoes mandatory.  Use caution on bridges/water crossings.

Al's Habrich Trail - Open.  Please access via winter route.  Follow signs to new entrance.  Deep, untracked snow.  Winter navigation more difficult.

Sea to Summit - Open. Snow on trail. Upper trail may be difficult hiking until trail is packed.  Recommend carrying snowshoes and/or crampons.  Changing conditions. Trail over rock may be icy.

*Shannon Basin Loop - Open.  Machine groomed up to Shannon Creek.  Snowshoes recommended.  Please note:  The south-east leg of Shannon Basin Loop, (from marker 37 to 114) can not be machine groomed.  

*Back Country Access Road - Sky Pilot Valley Trail - Open.  Machine groomed.  Snowshoes recommended.

        *Multi Use Trails - Last groomed January 14th, 2017

Backcountry Advisory:  

The avalanche hazard rating, as rated by Avalanche Canada for the South Coast zone, in which the gondola and terrain associated with it, are located is rated: Moderate.

Safety Notes
  • Wear approriate clothing and footwear for snowy, cold, slippery conditions on all trails. Be prepared!
  • Small children require close adult supervision, particularly off trail, and around tree wells, which can be hazardous in deep snow.

  • 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 rapidly 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.  Not all creeks and ponds are frozen sufficiently for crossing.  Be aware of sink holes and snow bridges near creeks and bodies of water.
  • Ice and snow on cliff faces can release without warning.
  • As temperatures rise, snow bombs will fall from trees without warning.
  •  Please note that for safety reasons drones may not access the gondola

 

 

 

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