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Silent Pass

Silent Pass is a favourite riding area for many locals and offers a wide variety of options. There is a wide logging road access that leads to rolling hills in the alpine area. Please note that the trail through the trees to access the alpine can be difficult to maneuver at beginning of the season or when snow levels are low.

The trail is groomed most of the way to Silent Pass.  Once you leave the groomed trail there is a crux section ascending a waterfall but if you make it past that section (much easier to do when there is more snow cover) you’re in for a good time.

Make sure your group has avalanche skills & equipment when playing in the backcountry.

Grooming at Silent Pass is as needed, often twice a week. 

Overview

  • Elevation: 8300 feet
  • Distance: 63 kms to Alpine
  • Difficulty: Beginner to Advanced

Please note that the trail through the trees to access the alpine can be difficult to maneuver at beginning of the season or when snow levels are low.

The trail is groomed most of the way to Silent Pass.  Once you leave the groomed trail there is a crux section ascending a waterfall but if you make it past that section (much easier to do when there is more snow cover) you’re in for a good time.

Make sure your group has avalanche skills & equipment when playing in the backcountry.

Grooming at Silent Pass is as needed, often twice a week. 

Check current conditions here.

Trail Fees

  • Trail fees are being collected at the gate
  • $25.00/sled per day.  Credit card, flash debit, apple pay or cash accepted.
  • GSC memberships available.

 

Parking

Silent Pass does not have a regular parking lot as it varies annually depending on where forestry harvest is occurring.  There are two common parking areas, one at the 21 km point on the Spillimacheen North Fork FSR and one at the 45 km point.  Both are approximately the same size and are good for trucks with trailers, unless it’s a busy weekend, then it can be tight.  Please park with respect.

More Information

Access is to Silent Pass Staging is via Forest Service Roads. There is often active logging on this road over the winter. Sledders are advised that use of VHF radios is mandatory 7 days per week or while active logging is occurring. This required radio communication will help ensure safety for all road users. Never pass on the FSR, often vehicles pulled to the side are waiting for an oncoming logging truck to pass. Watch for posted signs, use caution at all times, and give logging trucks the right of way. Fines will be given for erratic driving or driving sleds on the road.

All users accessing McMurdo cabin via the groomed trail must pay a trail fee or be a club member.  The McMurdo cabin is not a day use cabin and can be booked for overnight use via the Columbia Valley Hut Society.

The Parson Store sells gas including premium gas and diesel.