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Tet road.Tet road.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Unsure how much snow is on the road but will try to go plow it on Friday after doing repairs. Please spread your tracks out do not drive in same ruts as last 50 cars. Use chains to make it safer for all ice and rubber do not mix well. Keep speeds down so you can safely stop as road is narrow. Use headlights on all back roads to be seen. Slow down when approaching oncoming vehicles stop and share info. Good habit to always park your vehicle facing out and slightly downhill. This makes it easier to get moving after your trip. Shovels and tow ropes can help you and others. Share info after your trips. Chaining up and spreading your tracks out can help keep the road driveable longer. And safer. Using chains breaks up ice and gives traction. Road is plowed when we can but not sanded. Expect heavy ice under snow. Be prepared be safe have fun.

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Posted by: Cavin


Road to Dakota ridge very narrow and ice not plowedRoad to Dakota ridge very narrow and ice not plowed
Alert / Warning Saturday, December 03, 2016

The road is very iced up and only 1 set of tire tracks to drive on. If you meet another car someone will have to back up which is high risk of getting stuck
Past the bridge use chains and headlights if you have a shovel you might dig a safe spot to pull over. Rubber and ice don't mix well. If 1 vehicle gets stuck it can trap many above you.

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Posted by: Cavin


Tet road plowed this morningTet road plowed this morning
Current Conditions Sunday, December 04, 2016

Please park well off the road and back up as far as you can some person parked in the middle of the parking lot. Made it hard to plow the lot
Please spread your tracks out to pack the road down so we don't get 2 ruts. Using chains will help break up ice and give you better traction. Please slow down as sometimes road is narrow and some people walk the lower part of road. Drive safe play safe

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Posted by: Cavin


Dakota road is blockedDakota road is blocked
Current Conditions Sunday, December 04, 2016

Dakota access road is blocked about halfway from B lot up to the gate. Someone broke his (assuming it is a male here) truck and left it blocking the road.

he took his plates so I doubt he's in a hurry to go back. you can't get around it
and you cant push it off the road - tried that.

its a large Ram 2500. very rusty. two tone blue. it may be there for a while.

but after you get up past him on your skins, you will find gorgeous backcountry conditions. it's worth the hike.


Posted by: landcruiser


Dakota ridge. Broke down truck is goneDakota ridge. Broke down truck is gone
Current Conditions Monday, December 05, 2016

Lots of snow gets pretty deep above lot B the Bridge area. You are driving on compressed snow that. An break through pretty tricky going even with chains. Tried to make some wide spots to pull over and cleared area to park at gate area. Traction was poor on any place snow driven on. Be careful.

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Posted by: Cavin


Snowmobilers if you have not joined our local clubSnowmobilers if you have not joined our local club
Current Conditions Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Anyone with a snowmobile on the lower Sunshine Coast should join our local club. The Sunshine Coast Snow seekers. Check out the face book page there are lots of great trails and people to ride with. You can join through the BC snowmobile fed. We get lots of good snow in our local hills. Lots of great riding if you know where to go.

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Roads to back country please use chainsRoads to back country please use chains
Current Conditions Monday, December 12, 2016

Even though some roads like Dakota and Tet are plowed they are not sanded and can be solid layer of ice under snow. The posted speed of 30 is for dry gravel roads not ice and snow covered. Please slow down use chains always use headlights so others can see you coming. Always have a full tank of gas it is possible to get trapped high up the hill by others stuck
In ditch blocking the road. Nice to have shovels and tow strap incase you can help. Stay safe have fun.

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Video on how easy to put Diamond back chains onVideo on how easy to put Diamond back chains on
Current Conditions Monday, December 12, 2016

If you are going to Dakota ridge or the Tet roads chains are a must
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1wwTS... Great you tube video

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Mt Steele overnightMt Steele overnight
Current Conditions Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Drove up Tues morning, road was in good shape. Compact snow with a few icy sections. Trail was packed to the Batchelor turnoff, then a good covering of fresh snow but still a visible trail to Edwards. Broke trail all the way to mt Steele cabin, tough work. Had to stop and look for markers in a couple spots. Beautiful views and a great couple days!


Posted by: Jay


Tet how deep was snow at SteeleTet how deep was snow at Steele
Current Conditions Thursday, December 15, 2016

Sounds like snow very soft and deep use bigger snow shoes

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Road to Dakota ridgeRoad to Dakota ridge
Alert / Warning Saturday, December 17, 2016

This road is plowed but NOT SANDED it is compact snow and ice. Chains are needed. Speed limit when road is bare gravel is 30 kmph not 60. Please slow down for safety sake. Road is narrow and visabilty is restricted. USE CHAINS cheaper then tow truck.

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Tet road scraped down to iceTet road scraped down to ice
Alert / Warning Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Use chains or plow might stop going up there road is not sanded use chains or loose the snow plow. Also have full tank of gas saw one guy go up gauge was on E. Back road driving using much more gas and if you get stuck or trapped because someone stuck blocking road you will need heat. Be prepared have shovels tow rope use chains. Always park your car facing out and slightly downhill. So you do not get stuck trying to turn around after your trip with fresh snow in lot. Stay safe have fun.

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Beautiful snow, insanely icy roadBeautiful snow, insanely icy road
Current Conditions Sunday, December 25, 2016

Did an overnight at Bachelor's Cabin Dec 24tb-25th, beautiful snow and awesome stars. The road down was, very, very icy. Use chains, just do it.


Posted by: Kelsey Timler


Tet road  very iced upTet road very iced up
Alert / Warning Sunday, December 25, 2016

Some guys had to drive down Suicide hill in the ditch today as road to iced up. Use chains only safe way to drive up as road is narrow you might have to stop to let someone go by. Road is never sanded if people don't use chains road might not be plowed. Use chains or loose the plow. None of the vehicles in lot today had chains

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Party of 9 to Batchelor Cabin 12/26Party of 9 to Batchelor Cabin 12/26
Alert / Warning Monday, December 26, 2016

Hi, Just a heads up that a group of 9 is going ot Batchelor cabin today for overnight 12/26/16. Group includes kids. Thanks



Posted by: Maria K


Dec 30-Jan 1Dec 30-Jan 1
Alert / Warning Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A group of 4 looking to spend New Years up at Edward Cabin or Mt. Steele Cabin. We're looking for a quiet get-away... thank you! We will have chains for the car! Thank you everyone for the road updates.
TLT

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Group going up!!Group going up!!
Alert / Warning Tuesday, December 27, 2016

We will be bringing a group of 10 up to McNair Cabin for New Year's weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday morning). Happy New Year's!!




Posted by: Kaat


Tet road was plowed down some todayTet road was plowed down some today
Current Conditions Wednesday, December 28, 2016

My Steele cabin will have a large group for New Years party. Already 16 up there more to go in yet. Since people have mostly driving in the same ruts the road is iced hard to plow down. Only 4x4or all wheel drive with chains on should go up cable chains are better then nothing but not great shovels tow ropes and hand saw to cut any trees or branches that might block the road. Stay safe have good trip

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Party of 9Party of 9
Current Conditions Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Party of 9 heading up for New Year's Eve weekend.

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party of 3 Dec 30-Jan 1party of 3 Dec 30-Jan 1
Current Conditions Thursday, December 29, 2016

Party of 3 going up Dec 30 -Jan 1. Looking for an quiet-ish time. will pack a tent.



Posted by: Pascal


4 heading to Bachelor Dec 31-Jan 24 heading to Bachelor Dec 31-Jan 2
Current Conditions Friday, December 30, 2016

Hi! looks busy this weekend!
We are a group of 4 heading up to Bachelor on Saturday morning, staying 2 nights. Hope there is some room.
See you up there.


Posted by: Brian


new years evenew years eve
Current Conditions Friday, December 30, 2016

A group of three of us are hoping to come up to Edwards cabin, since Mt Steel looks pretty full. Just hoping to squeeze in anywhere!


Posted by: jesse


TetrahedronTetrahedron
Current Conditions Friday, December 30, 2016

Awesome day today 10 out of 10 dry snow and bluebird sky. You definitely need chains on the road

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