9th Annual Quartz Sessions

GT or DIE

Well that was a fun weekend! Thanks to everyone who came out and ripped! We had the most racers ever and the biggest crowd yet. And you all helped raise another $1000 for Golden District Search and Rescue!!

We want to thank everyone for not driving up the road and keeping the vehicles at the 2km - SledGolden and forestry will be stoked about that like us. Thanks also for being super patient while we sorted out technical difficulties with the snow cat a few times - an electrical fire, parking brake issues and sinking sloppy snow didn't stop our extremely talented operator from getting everyone and all the gear up. Thank you Darcy Keller and Chris Soper for stepping up and getting everything up and down when we couldn't - and all the other guys who helped out as well - teamwork was unbelievable.

Huge shout out to Jacob Amico from Amico Meats in Golden for running our bbq and supplying all the delish pulled pork and Nicole Betty DuVent for her amazing muff pot meals from Eat Pure Mountain Market in Golden - please support these 2 local rad and fresh businesses!

Thank you to Darcy Keller and Timmy Nelson and all the other Trailer Park Boarders and Donald crew for doing what they do to get the course ready for days before the race and on race day.

Thanks to the ladies Karen McNab Keller and Julia Nelson for keeping the race organized- we seriously couldn't run this show without you!!

Amazing job Kelly Bushman keeping your shit together with all the snow challenges and minor breakdowns and a huge thanks for donating time, equipment and fuel to make sure this race goes off. (Your pipe dream will come true for the 10th annual.)

Thanks to Knight Rider aka Brian Lavoie And Nicole for everything you do behind the scenes before the race and the day of and for supplying rad prizes! And for the never ending entertainment before, during and after the race.

Thank you Oatway Productions for documenting and helping promote this amazing event, as well as donating prizes, lending out radios and doing anything else needed to run the event. These guys Rock.

Thanks to all our sponsors for the great prizes and all the supplies we get donated - sorry if we miss someone:

  • Arts vs Crafts
  • Industry
  • Knight rider racks
  • Eat Pure
  • Amico Meats
  • Oatway Productions
  • Riverhouse
  • Celtek
  • Zodiak Hemp
  • Trailer Park Boarders
  • Darkside
  • Propaganda
  • Freedom
  • Ride
  • Society
  • Sales Lab
  • Herschel Supply Co
  • Banff Ave Brewing

We are stoked about the photos and videos popping up - keep them coming! ‪#‎gtordie‬

We had a couple reporters out this weekend and we can't wait to read the articles and see the images - thanks Louis Bockner from Kootenay Culture Magazine for coming out and Carrie from the Globe and Mail along with photographer Dave Best.

Well I think that's it for now!! Thanks all for another rad Quartz Sessions!  Stay tuned for the full video.