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January 2019

Groomer’s Report

January 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, January 12, 2019 Morrissey Weather: -8C overnight, no winds, no new snow, snowpack base is 188cm. Rain events and warming over the past week has left spring-like conditions and ice below 1500m on the trail (very difficult to groom effectively). Trail and riding areas above that elevation are still dry powder or packed powder with 31cm new snow received over the past 7 days. Corbin Weather: -3C, no winds, no new snow, snowpack base variable but around 140cm. 30-40cm…

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Groomer’s Report

January 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, January 13, 2019 Morrissey Weather: -8C, light winds, 0cm new snow overnight, 26cm in the past 7 days, total snowpack height 185cm. Groomed: Morrissey to Wranglers, Doug Dean, Summit Trail, Notch, NEW GROOMING McEvoy East (from Wrangler’s Cabin to pipeline, and new section of pipeline groomed to return back to Wranglers Cabin– see map below in PINK). Corbin last groomed Friday night. A reminder that River Road Extension and Coal Creek are CLOSED for snowmobiling by the private landowner (areas…

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Groomer’s Report

January 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday, January 14, 2019 Morrissey Weather: -8C, no new snow overnight, 23cm new snow in the past 7 days, total snowpack height 185cm. Beautiful inversion at upper elevations: cool temps at valley bottom with icy conditions but temps at or above 0C in the alpine with powder/packed powder snow. Groomed: Morrissey to Wranglers, Doug Dean, Summit Trail, Notch, NEW GROOMING McEvoy East (from Wrangler’s Cabin to pipeline, and new section of pipeline groomed to return back to Wranglers Cabin– see map…

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Groomer’s Report

January 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday January 16th, 2019 Groomed: Hartley Lake Trail, Morrissey parking lot connector trail, Morrissey Parking Lot (widening/smoothing).

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Groomer’s Report

January 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, January 17th, 2019 Morrissey Weather: -8C, trace amounts of new snow overnight, no new snow this week, total snowpack base is 185cm Groomed: Morrissey to Wrangler's Cabin, Doug Dean Trail, one pass out to the Notch. Limited grooming last pm due to an unexpected issue with the snowcat. Volunteers were out working all night to resolve and will be back out again this afternoon. We will provide ongoing updates if further delays to grooming program for the weekend are…

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General Members Meeting

January 18 @ 7:15 am - 9:00 pm

All active members in good standing are encouraged to attend the general monthly meeting, 7:15pm at the Park Place Lodge.

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Executive Members Meeting

January 18 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Executive Members ONLY. 6:15pm at the Park Place Lodge. General members are welcome to attend the general meeting at 7:15pm.

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Groomer’s Report

January 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, January 20, 2019 Morrissey Weather & Snow: -3C, moderate winds, 10cm new snow, 23cm in the last 7 days, total snowpack height around 190cm. Corbin Weather & Snow: -4C, approx 10cm new snow, total snowpack height varies but reports are around 140-200cm across the area. Grooming: Corbin groomed from Staging Area to Rain Gauge. we are having an issue with our Morrissey snowcat resulting in inability to groom. We’ll be heading out with our little back up 180 snowcat at…

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FSA Avalanche Awareness Days

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Local avalanche professionals gather to provide a day of free training, seminars, and demonstrations for sledders. Come out and meet Fernie’s Avalanche Rescue Dogs, practice in the transceiver basin with certified instructors and check out the latest in backcountry emergency equipment. Draw prizing, Family BBQ and more. All trail proceeds collected on the day are donated to Avalanche Canada. NEW for 2019: Basecamp Motorsports will be joining us to offer Skidoo Demo-Days in conjunction with the event! Location: Rolling Hills…

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Groomer’s Report

January 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday, January 20, 2019 Weather & Snow Conditions: -3C, skies clearing, 4cm new snow in the last 24 hours, 23cm of new snow this week. Total snowpack height around 190cm. Grooming: Corbin groomed late yesterday afternoon from the staging area to Rain Gauge. We are still working to resolve issues with our Main Morrissey groomer and were unable to complete our regular scheduled groom last night. Morrissey Trail, Summit Trail, and Doug Dean were track packed with the backup small…

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