General Meeting

Park Place Lodge

Executive Meeting at  6:15pm (private)

General Members at 7:15pm – Agenda TBA (all members in good standing welcome to attend)

Social distancing measures in effect

General Meeting

Park Place Lodge

Executive Meeting at  6:15pm (private)

General Members at 7:15pm – Agenda TBA (all members in good standing welcome to attend)

Social distancing measures in effect

Corbin Vintage Poker Ride

Shine up that vintage sled for a classic family-friendly poker ride, Dirty Dangles style!

Riders purchase ‘hands’ at the trailhead and proceed in style to checkpoints where they receive ‘numbers’. Best hand at the finish line wins. Only riders on vintage sleds will have the chance to win an award. With that being said, all sleds are welcome to buy poker hands and join in on all the fun.
NB: All details subject to change! Please see the FSA website for full details.
Post-ride: Silent Auction, trophies for Hard Luck, Little Ripper, Best Vintage, Best Dressed, and Dangler’s Choice!
All riders must have valid FSA membership or purchase $25 trail day use fee. Poker hands: $20 for one or $40 for three.
Huge thank you to our partners the Dirty Dangles for volunteering to host the event again this season.

Scheduled Grooming

Morrissey groomed Sun, Wed, Fri, Sat each week

Hartley groomed Thurs each week

Corbin groomed Fri each week

Check back here for Groomer’s Reports (updated before 8AM the morning after groom).

Scheduled Grooming

Morrissey groomed Sun, Wed, Fri, Sat each week

Hartley groomed Thurs each week

Corbin groomed Fri each week

Check back here for Groomer’s Reports (updated before 8AM the morning after groom).

Scheduled Grooming

Morrissey groomed Sun, Wed, Fri, Sat each week

Hartley groomed Thurs each week

Corbin groomed Fri each week

Check back here for Groomer’s Reports (updated before 8AM the morning after groom).

Scheduled Grooming

Morrissey groomed Sun, Wed, Fri, Sat each week

Hartley groomed Thurs each week

Corbin groomed Fri each week

Check back here for Groomer’s Reports (updated before 8AM the morning after groom).

Morrissey Groomer’s Report

Weather: -11C, cloudy

Conditions: 1cm of new snow in the past 24 hours, 1cm in the past 7 days, total snowpack heights averaging between 170-200cm in most riding areas.

Groomer Notes

  • Morrissey: Morrissey Trail, Doug Dean Trail, Summit Trail, McEvoy Trail, South Pipeline Trail, Notch to the Peak groomed last night
  • Corbin: Groomed from the staging area to the McClatchie last Jan 23
  • Hartley: Groomed from staging area to the fork with the East Sulphur Jan 21
  • Coal Creek: Remains CLOSED to public parking and sledding for timber harvesting operations. Please note that this is PRIVATE PROPERTY. Landowners have advised that there is NOT PUBLIC ACCESS FOR ANY REASON PAST THE GUN RANGE at this time. The current amount of public vehicles using this private roadway has impeded the ability for them to do their work safely and efficiently.  This has now resulted in a delayed opening of Coal Creek for winter trail grooming and may impact future public access to these lands.

NOTES: COVID signage posted in cabins is a requirement of our continued operation. If individuals continue to remove signage cabins will be locked and closed to the public.

Morrissey Groomer’s Report

Weather: -12C, cloudy

Conditions: 0cm of new snow in the past 24 hours, 4cm in the past 7 days, total snowpack heights averaging between 170-200cm in most riding areas.

Groomer Notes

  • Morrissey: Morrissey Trail, Doug Dean Trail, Summit Trail, McEvoy Trail, South Pipeline Trail, Notch to the Peak groomed last night
  • Corbin: Groomed from the staging area to the McClatchie last Jan 23
  • Hartley: Groomed from staging area to the fork with the East Sulphur Jan 21
  • Coal Creek: Remains CLOSED to public parking and sledding for timber harvesting operations. Please note that this is PRIVATE PROPERTY. Landowners have advised that there is NOT PUBLIC ACCESS FOR ANY REASON PAST THE GUN RANGE at this time. The current amount of public vehicles using this private roadway has impeded the ability for them to do their work safely and efficiently.  This has now resulted in a delayed opening of Coal Creek for winter trail grooming and may impact future public access to these lands.

NOTES: COVID signage posted in cabins is a requirement of our continued operation. If individuals continue to remove signage cabins will be locked and closed to the public.

Avalanche Awareness Days

We might not be able to gather as usual and host one of our favorite events of the season, Avalanche Awareness Days, but we are not going to stop donating to a cause very important to our local snowmobile community.

This Saturday, January 23rd trailhead proceeds (and donations) collected at Morrissey will be donated to Avalanche Canada in support of our local Avalanche Canada South Rockies Field Team. This field team is a critical missing link in our massive data-sparse sledding region. The crew travels on sleds and skis to various zones in the Elk Valley and beyond, collecting important snowpack and weather observations which are fed up to the forecasting team in Revelstoke. This data is used to help create accurate public avalanche bulletins for both the South Rockies and the Lizard Flathead avalanche bulletin regions.

Don’t forget, local event partners Elk Valley Snow Shepherds are also offering a FREE Companion Rescue Skills Course to FSA members this season to help you brush up on your technique (limited seats left).

How can you help? Stage at Morrissey this Saturday and we’ll take care of the contribution via your day ticket. Not riding, are a member but would still like to support? Purchase an FSA day ticket online here: https://ferniesnowmobile.com/membership/ and we’ll transfer the funds or use the ‘Contribute Now’ button here: https://ferniesnowmobile.com/become-a-sponsor/.