Daily Conditions

Wednesday, May 24th 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. PLEASE NOTE, WINTER IS HANGING ON UP HERE AND WE STILL HAVE SOME SNOW AT THE SUMMIT.

Today's Hours of Operation -    10am to 6:00pm.  Last ride down at 7:00pm  

Snow Base: 18cm 

Temperature: 14c at the summit with a high of 18c

SUNSHINE with mix of sun and cloud

Activities

Daily Guided Walking tour:  11am and 2 pm.  Meet at the Summit map board

                                                               
Spirit Loop - Open. Easy Walking.  Clear of snow,  but expect some wet and slippery sections.  

Panorama Loop - Open.  Easy Walking, on areas cleared of snow,  but expect some wet and slippery sections.  


Photo: Panorama trail on April 19, 2017
 

LookBack Trail - Open.  Clear of snow.  Wet and slippery sections may be expected.  Single track, easy hiking.

Wonderland Lake Loop -  Open.  Recently snow cleared.  Muddy and wet in places.

Sparky's Spin - Open.  Connects with Upper Sea to Summit for a single track loop that is just under 2km. Wet and muddy sections.

Suitable winter footwear is recommended, and carrying crampons (boot bottom, slip-on, traction devices) is  highly advised on upper elevation trails. Snow can be deep and unpacked in areas;  be cautious of tree wells and post holing (sinking) when on trail sides.

Al's Habrich Trail - Open. Please access via winter route. Follow signs to winter entrance.  Hiking with crampons is possible to Marker #18 viewpoint. Heavy, wet  snow conditions.  Snowshoes required, with  navigation becoming  difficult and challenging past Marker #18. Travel beyond is not recommended without good back-country route finding ability.  Snow bridges are collapsing, creeks are running and creek banks are sluffing.  Post holing around rocks and trees is very deep.

Sea to Summit - Open. Some wet and muddy sections.  Creeks are running hard. Leash your dog in these areas.

*Shannon Basin Loop - Open. Upper section is snow covered.  Slushy, patchy, snow. Spring conditions - ditches with running water. Snowshoe or hiking.

Alpine Alley Trail  - Closed.

*Back Country Access Road - Sky Pilot Valley Trail - Open. Snow covered.  Spring conditions - ditches with running water.

        *Multi Use Trails 

Backcountry Advisory:  

Please refer to the Avalanche Canada website for special statements for the area.  https://www.avalanche.ca/map/forecasts/south-coast

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.
  • Please note that for safety reasons drones may not access the gondola

 

 

 

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