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Welcome to Coq Snow.  Our riding area is just off the Coquihalla Highway, Exit #228 (Britton Creek rest area) between Hope and Merritt B.C.  (Show Map And Directions).  We have great riding areas for Beginners to Expert riders.  We groom over 100 Km of trails, giving easy access to different riding areas. Our main trails to Alpine are quite short... Henning Alpine is 4Km from our Main Parking lot and 10-K Alpine around 13Km.   We even have groomed trails through the Alpine so beginners can also enjoy the Alpine.  We have lots of areas with Simple Terrain so you can have a fun/safe day even during High avalanche conditions.  We also have two cabins in the Alpine stocked with firewood.  All the wet West Coast weather dumps as snow on the Coq, so frequent Awesome snow days. There's also accommodations right next to the riding area... Coquihalla Lakes Lodge.  We have our own parking lot, so lots of room for any size rig you might have and very easy access just off the Coquihalla Hwy (4x4 recommended).  We also added a loading dock and a heated changing room in the parking lot area...  how about that.  Check out the Coquihalla Summit for an awesome sledding experience.

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Area Highlights Video

Snow Conditions

  • Nov 27 Fri – snowed enough in the past week that all tracks from last week-end should be gone


  • Nov 21 Sat – 150cm snow in Alpine, 75cm on Pipeline


  • Nov 20 Fri – deep snow conditions, with no base


  • Nov 20 Fri – 10cm new in parking lot


Grooming Reports

  • Dec 4 Fri – plan to Groom Henning Trail Up, Top Loop, 10-K to cabin


  • Nov 27 Fri  – Henning Trail Up, Top Loop, 10-K to Cabin, parking lot


  • H E N N I N G   M O U N T A I N 
    Trail to Cabin – NOV 28
    Henning Peak – NOV 28
    Coq Hwy – NOV 27
    Avalanche – NOV 27 
    Polaris – NOV 20  
    Ski-Doo –
    Pipeline – NOV 21 (to Coq Lake)

    1 0 – K   (COQUIHALLA MTN)
    Trail to Cabin – NOV 27 
    16K Clearcuts –
    Britton FSR – NOV 28
    Grasshopper – NOV 20
    Holm FSR – NOV 20
    Skwum FSR – NOV 20


Calendar Events

  • Jan 9-10 Sat-Sun – Second AST-1 Avalanche Safety Course.  See details in MISC INFO box at bottom of this webpage


  • Feb 20-21 Sat-Sun – Second AST-1 Avalanche Safety Course.  See details in MISC INFO box at bottom of this webpage


0-K Parking Lot (1110m)

10-K Cabin (1820m)

Henning Mtn (1800m)

BC Highway Webcams
Portia N
Portia N
Box Canyon N
Box Canyon N
Snowshed North
Showshed North
Snowshed South
Snowshed South
Zopkios South
Zopkios South
Zopkios North
Zopkios North
Coquihalla Lakes
Coquihalla Lakes
Britton Creek N
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Mine Creek
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Larson Hill
Larson Hill

Coquihalla Highway - Hope to Merritt
Thursday December 03, 2020 at 12:38 UTC

ThursdayMainly cloudy. Fog patches lifting this morning. Wind up to 15 km/h.
Thursday nightMainly cloudy. Fog patches developing before morning.
FridayA mix of sun and cloud. Becoming sunny near noon. Fog patches lifting in the morning.
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Highway 1 Both DirectionsHighway 1 (on Vancouver Island), in both directions. Construction work between Exit 6: McKenzie Ave and Exit 8: Helmcken Rd for 2.1 km (Saanich to View Royal). Until Fri Nov 12, 2021. Nightly lane closures. Expect Minor Delays. Follow Traffic Control Direction. Last updated Sun Nov 22 at 7:22 PM PST. (DBC-21330)
Highway 1 Both DirectionsHighway 1 (on Vancouver Island), in both directions. Construction work between Exit 16: Leigh Rd and West Shore Pky for 1.5 km (Langford). All night work is now complete. For the next week there may be NB/SB single lane closures with 60km/h speed zones between 730AM-5PM. During work hours drivers should expect minor stoppages, traffic pattern changes and delays up to 5-10 minutes. Last updated Sun Nov 22 at 2:26 PM PST. (DBC-12020)
Highway 1 SouthboundHighway 1 (on Vancouver Island), southbound. Construction work between Wellswood Rd and Finlayson Arm Rd (1 km north of Langford). Until Thu Dec 3 at 1:00 PM PST. Road closed intermittently. Expect delays. Last updated Tue Dec 1 at 2:47 PM PST. (DBC-24334)
Highway 1 Both Directions[Truncated] Highway 1, in both directions. Construction work between Exit 21: Mountain Hwy and Fern St for 1.0 km (North Vancouver - District). Lane Closures both directions 11pm-5am including Interchange on and off ramps. NOV 29 ¿¿¿ DEC 4, DEC 6 ¿¿¿ DEC 11, DEC 13 ¿¿¿ DEC 18, JAN 5 ¿¿¿ JAN 8, JAN 10 ¿¿¿ JAN 15 and as required. No Closures Dec 18 - Jan 4 ¿¿¿ Christmas / New Year holidays. Westbound HWY 1 - EXIT 22A CLOSED. Alternate Routes in effect. Eastbound HWY 1 ¿¿¿ EXIT 22 CLOSED. Alternate
Highway 1 EastboundHighway 1, eastbound. Maintenance planned between Exit 58: 200 St and Glover Rd for 2.9 km (Langley - District). Starting Fri Dec 4 at 9:00 PM PST until Sat Dec 5 at 5:00 AM PST. Lane Closure. Last updated Thu Dec 3 at 10:44 AM PST. (DBC-24395)
Highway 1 WestboundHighway 1, westbound. Maintenance planned between Glover Rd and 208 St (Langley - District). Starting Fri Dec 4 at 11:00 PM PST until Sat Dec 5 at 5:00 AM PST. Lane Closure. Last updated Thu Dec 3 at 10:38 AM PST. (DBC-24393)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Paving operations between Annis Rd and Exit 135 (2 km east of Chilliwack). Until Thu Dec 3 at 4:00 PM PST. From 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM PST on Tuesday and from 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM PST on Wednesday and Thursday. Right lane closed. Last updated Tue Dec 1 at 7:49 AM PST. (DBC-24310)
Highway 1 Both DirectionsHighway 1, in both directions. Maintenance between Exit 135 and Exit 138: Bridal Falls Rd for 3.0 km (2 to 5 km east of Chilliwack). Until Thu Dec 31. From 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM PST daily. Lane Closure. Last updated Thu Nov 26 at 11:15 AM PST. (DBC-24214)
Highway 1 WestboundHighway 1, westbound. Utility work between Exit 153: Laidlaw Rd and Exit 151: Peters Rd (8 km west of Hope). Until Sat Dec 5. Lane Closure. Day and night lane closures for utility works. Last updated Sun Nov 29 at 8:59 AM PST. (DBC-24206)
Highway 1 Both DirectionsHighway 1, in both directions. Utility work planned between Exit 160: Hunter Creek Rd and Exit 168: Flood Hope Rd for 7.9 km (Hope). Starting Mon Dec 7 until Fri Dec 18. From 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST daily. Centre lane will be closed. Expect delays. Speed reduction to 80km/hr. Last updated Wed Dec 2 at 4:36 PM PST. (DBC-24379)
Highway 1 EastboundHighway 1, eastbound. Utility work planned between Exit 165: Flood Rd and Exit 168: Flood Hope Rd for 3.2 km (Hope). Starting Mon Dec 7 until Sun Dec 20. From 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM PST daily. Right lane will be closed. Expect delays. Last updated Wed Dec 2 at 3:43 PM PST. (DBC-24375)
Highway 1 WestboundHighway 1, westbound. Utility work between Exit 168: Flood Hope Rd and Exit 160: Hunter Creek Rd for 7.9 km (Hope). Until Sun Dec 6 at 5:00 PM PST. Centre lane blocked. Storm manhole and catch basin and utility installation. Speed reduction to 80 km/hr. Last updated Mon Nov 23 at 9:55 AM PST. (DBC-24011)
Highway 1 NorthboundHighway 1, northbound. Construction work between Haig Station Rd and K St for 0.5 km (Hope). Until Fri Dec 4 at 5:00 PM PST. From 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST on weekdays. Lane Closure. Last updated Wed Nov 18 at 9:46 AM PST. (DBC-23979)
Highway 1 Both DirectionsHighway 1, in both directions. Maintenance between Toll Rd and Skalula Cres for 4.0 km (9 to 5 km north of Yale). Until Mon Dec 7. From 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST on weekends. Single lane alternating traffic. Watch for traffic control. Right lane closed. Last updated Wed Nov 18 at 9:28 AM PST. (DBC-23976)
Highway 1 Both DirectionsHighway 1, in both directions. Construction work between Anderson River Mainline and Aspen Rd for 11.4 km (26 km north of Yale to 28 km south of Jackass Mountain Summit). Single lane alternating traffic. Last updated Mon Oct 26 at 9:31 AM PDT. (DBC-23340)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Maintenance planned between Slanzi Rd and Ainslie Rd N for 5.5 km (15 to 20 km south of Jackass Mountain Summit). Starting Tue Dec 8 at 9:30 AM PST until Fri Dec 18 at 4:00 PM PST. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Speed reduced to 60KM/H in the work zone. Watch for crews. Last updated Tue Nov 24 at 3:42 PM PST. (DBC-24147)
Highway 1 NorthboundHighway 1, northbound. Utility work planned between Ainslie Rd N and Jackass Summit for 4.5 km (10 to 15 km south of Jackass Mountain Summit). Starting Tue Dec 8 until Fri Dec 18. From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST daily. Right lane will be closed. Watch for traffic control personnel. Speed reduction to 70km/hour. Last updated Tue Nov 24 at 3:53 PM PST. (DBC-24148)
Highway 1 Both DirectionsHighway 1, in both directions. Blasting between Shuswap Ave and Shuswap Ave for 1.1 km (Chase). Until Sat Dec 19 at 2:15 PM PST. Expect delays up to 20 minutes. Blasting 14:05 daily Mon-Sat starting on Nov 17, 2020 through to late Jan Closed EB & WB daily up to 20 minutes. Stephan Besner 250-318-2238. Last updated Wed Nov 18 at 11:13 AM PST. (DBC-23900)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Watch for slippery sections between Waverly Park Frtg and Bernie Rd for 56.9 km (15 km east of Chase to 8 km west of Sicamous). Last updated Thu Dec 3 at 8:49 AM PST. (DBCRCON-80745)
Highway 1 Both DirectionsHighway 1, in both directions. Road maintenance work between Cedar Dr and Balmoral Rd for 3.7 km (8 to 12 km west of Tappen). Until Tue Nov 15, 2022 at 5:00 PM PDT. From 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT on weekdays and Saturday. Left lane is blocked. Watch for traffic control. Expect delays. Last updated Wed Sep 23 at 9:35 PM PDT. (DBC-22387)
Highway 1 Both DirectionsHighway 1, in both directions. Maintenance between Ross St NE and 4 St NE for 0.1 km (Salmon Arm). Lane Closure. Expect minor delays. Groundwater monitoring and sampling. Last updated Wed Nov 18 at 2:21 PM PST. (DBC-23995)
Highway 1 Both DirectionsHighway 1, in both directions. Electrical maintenance planned between Allen Frontage Rd and Pine Rd (2 km west of Revelstoke). Starting Mon Dec 7 until Thu Dec 10. From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Last updated Wed Dec 2 at 12:53 PM PST. (DBC-24365)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Watch for slippery sections between Glacier National Park West Boundary and Quartz Creek Bridge (Structure) for 57.1 km (1 km east of West Boundary of Glacier National Park to 14 km east of East Boundary of Glacier National Park). Last updated Thu Dec 3 at 7:29 AM PST. (DBCRCON-80737)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Limited visibility with fog between Columbia West FSR and West Boundary of Yoho National Park for 68.0 km (14 km east of East Boundary of Glacier National Park to 1 km west of West Boundary of Yoho National Park). Last updated Thu Dec 3 at 8:29 AM MST. (DBCRCON-80839)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Blowing snow between Emerald Lake Rd and BC/Alberta Border for 16.9 km (Field). Limited visibility with snow. Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Thu Dec 3 at 11:28 AM MST. (DBCRCON-80902)
Highway 3 EastboundHighway 3, eastbound. Bridge maintenance at Exit 173: Old Hope Princeton Way (Hope). Until Thu Dec 3 at 9:00 PM PST. Slow and center lanes closed, for bridge deck repairs, work to proceed 24/7until 9pm Thursday December 3rd. Last updated Tue Dec 1 at 8:18 PM PST. (DBC-24345)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between First Avalanche Gate and Saturday Creek for 78.6 km (17 km east of Hope to 32 km west of Princeton). Compact snow. Last updated Thu Dec 3 at 7:55 AM PST. (DBCRCON-80843)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between Wilgress Lake Rest Area and Granby Rd for 26.0 km (2 km west of Eholt Summit to Grand Forks). Compact snow. Last updated Thu Dec 3 at 6:57 AM PST. (DBCRCON-80887)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between 68th Ave and Mannix Rd for 39.8 km (Christina Lake to 24 km west of Castlegar). Compact snow. Last updated Thu Dec 3 at 6:57 AM PST. (DBCRCON-80888)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between Junction Hwy 3B and Cook St for 93.4 km (10 km west of Salmo to Creston). Last updated Thu Dec 3 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-80855)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Maintenance between Werner Rd and Westview Rd (7 km west of Cranbrook). From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM MST on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Single lane alternating traffic. Last updated Tue Nov 24 at 11:19 AM MST. (DBC-24132)
Highway 3 Both DirectionsHighway 3, in both directions. Rock scaling planned between Helena Ave and Elko Tunnel for 10.3 km (Elko). Starting Mon Dec 7 at 8:00 AM MST until Wed Dec 30 at 5:00 PM MST. From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM MST on weekdays and Saturday. Expect delays. Expect total closure of Highway 3 in both directions with up to half hour delay between 11:00am to 2:00pm for the rock blasting. No work on holidays (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day). Last updated Thu Dec 3 at 8:04 AM MST. (DBC-24385)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Utility work at Mt Fernie Park Rd (1 km west of Fernie). Until Sat Dec 5 at 7:00 PM MST. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM MST on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Single lane alternating traffic. Pavement sample drilling at the Mt. Fernie Park Road instersection. Last updated Wed Dec 2 at 9:25 AM MST. (DBC-24354)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Winter driving conditions between Michel Mouth Bridge and BC/AB Border for 17.8 km (Sparwood to British Columbia and Alberta Border). Last updated Thu Dec 3 at 11:11 AM MST. (DBCRCON-80897)
Highway 5 SouthboundHighway 5, southbound. Utility work planned between Exit 183: Peers Creek Rd and the start of Highway 5 for 5.0 km (Hope to 5 km north of Hope). Starting Tue Dec 8 until Wed Dec 23. From 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM PST daily. Right lane will be closed. Watch for traffic control personnel. Last updated Wed Dec 2 at 4:14 PM PST. (DBC-24377)
Highway 5 Highway 5. Watch for slippery sections between Exit 202 and Exit 231: Mine Creek Rd for 25.2 km (6 km south of Great Bear Snowshed to 12 km north of Coquihalla Summit). Last updated Thu Dec 3 at 7:01 AM PST. (DBCRCON-80890)
Highway 5 Both DirectionsHighway 5, in both directions. Road maintenance work between Exit 202 and Exit 238: Falls Lake Rd for 8.9 km (2 km north of Coquihalla Summit to 1 km north of Great Bear Snowshed). Until Thu Dec 3 at 5:00 PM PST. Watch for traffic control. Last updated Thu Dec 3 at 10:06 AM PST. (DBC-24391)
Highway 5 SouthboundHighway 5, southbound. Bridge maintenance between Exit 231: Mine Creek Rd and Exit 228: Coquihalla Lakes Rd (10 km north of Coquihalla Summit). Until Thu Dec 3 at 5:00 PM PST. Last updated Thu Dec 3 at 10:12 AM PST. (DBC-24392)
Highway 5 Highway 5. Watch for slippery sections between Exit 250: Larson Hill and West Kamloops for 106.7 km (29 km south of Merritt to Kamloops). Last updated Thu Dec 3 at 7:01 AM PST. (DBCRCON-80891)
Highway 5 Highway 5. Construction work between East Kamloops and Hoirup Rd for 155.9 km (Kamloops to 7 km north of Vavenby). Until Sat Dec 5. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM PST daily. Watch for traffic control. No lane closures except for short term single lane alternating traffic for construction access at varied points on Highway 5. Last updated Sun Nov 22 at 7:20 PM PST. (DBC-22840)
Highway 5 SouthboundHighway 5, southbound. Roadside brushing between River Heights Dr and Paul Lake Rd for 19.4 km (Kamloops). Lane Closure. Last updated Sun Nov 22 at 7:19 PM PST. (DBC-22589)
Highway 5 Highway 5. Construction work planned between Thuya Creek Rd and Little Fort Rest Area Rd for 5.7 km (Little Fort). Starting Wed Dec 9 at 7:00 AM PST until Fri Dec 11 at 5:00 PM PST. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Last updated Tue Dec 1 at 11:50 AM PST. (DBC-24320)
Highway 5 Highway 5. Construction work between Joyce Lane and Candle Creek Rd for 1.5 km (Clearwater). Until Sat Dec 5 at 5:00 PM PST. Single lane alternating traffic. Last updated Thu Nov 26 at 9:55 AM PST. (DBC-24210)
Highway 5 Highway 5. Construction work planned between Allingham Way and Hoirup Rd for 5.5 km (1 to 7 km north of Vavenby). Starting Mon Dec 14 at 8:30 AM PST until Mon Dec 14 at 5:00 PM PST. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Last updated Tue Dec 1 at 1:24 PM PST. (DBC-24327)
Highway 5 Highway 5. Watch for slippery sections between McMurphy Pullout; SA Boundary and 5th Ave; Pine Rd for 147.2 km (18 km south of Avola to Valemount). Last updated Thu Dec 3 at 6:49 AM PST. (DBCRCON-80900)

Chilliwack Forecast

Current Conditions

6.5 C

Thurs

High 9.
Increasing cloudiness

Thurs night

Low 2.
Partly cloudy

Fri

High 11.
Sunny

Fri night

Low 4.
Clear

Sat

High 9.
Sunny

Sat night

Low 2.
Clear

Sun

High 9.
Sunny

Sun night

Low 5.
Chance of showers
40%

Hope Forecast

Current Conditions


4.5 C

Thurs

High 7.
Mainly cloudy

Thurs night

Low 3.
Partly cloudy

Fri

High 8.
Sunny

Fri night

Low 4.
Clear

Sat

High 9.
Sunny

Sat night

Low 2.
Clear

Sun

High 9.
Sunny

Sun night

Low 5.
Chance of showers
40%

Merritt Forecast

Current Conditions

-2.4 C

Thurs

High 4.
Mainly cloudy

Thurs night

Low -3.
A few clouds

Fri

High 3.
Clearing

Fri night

Low -3.
Cloudy periods

Sat

High zero.
A mix of sun and cloud

Sat night

Low -4.
Cloudy

Sun

High 1.
Cloudy

Sun night

Low -6.
Cloudy periods

MISC INFO

AST-1 COURSE DETAILS 

- because of new COVID-19 restrictions for groups indoors, the class-room portion of AST-1 course will be done online with ZOOM prior to your day in the snow.   This also means you only need to go up to Britton Creek for 1 day instead of 2.

- two day course is geared towards sledders.  Mornings will mostly be classroom time in our Pipeline Cabin, afternoons are out on the snow.  You don't need to be an experienced rider to take the course.

- you need your own sled and you must have a Beacon, Shovel and Probe (like every sledder should have).

- you will gain knowledge and skills to help you stay out of harm's way using the planning technology available via Avalanche Canada and other resources.

- you will learn to look critically at winter landscape, judging the terrain and snowpack, detect danger zones and safe routes to follow

- you will become fast and accurate rescuers, honing your skills with avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel, getting you prepared for any situation.   This will be physically challenging, as it would be in a real rescue scenario

- $300 per person, $250 for CoqSnow members, Youth/Volunteers $200, $100 discount if you've taken course before.

- Call Gerald @ 604-316-1600 to sign-up

 

COVID-19 CHECK-LIST

- before heading up to Work or Volunteer for the day, you must complete the Covid-19 HEALTH CHECK

 

GROOMER GPS LOG

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