FSA Annual General Meeting

Save the Date

The FSA will be holding our Annual General Meeting on May 29th, 1-3pm.

Meeting will be via Zoom or both Zoom and in-person pending social gathering restrictions. More info including agenda and meeting link to follow.

 

Corbin Groomer’s Report

Weather: 1C, 12cm new snow overnight, 24cm in the past 7 days.

Grooming:

Corbin: Groomed from the staging area to the McClatchie last night. Good spring riding conditions with full snow coverage still on trail.

Coal Creek: Last groom of the season was April 2nd. Expect dirt 1-5km up trail. Turn around has been created near the snowline at the Matheson Junction. Please keep the turn around clear and park on the road facing downhill. Do not be ‘that guy’ that blocks traffic for everyone else. Good spring riding conditions at upper elevations.

Morrissey: Last groom of the season was April 2nd. Expect dirt 1-5km up trail. Good spring riding conditions at upper elevations. Morrissey staging areas closed per land-use partnership agreements to protect conservation lands during spring break up. There are no suitable areas to stage up trail at this time with unfavorable road conditions up through the canyon. Please wait until a little later in the spring to stage up trail – use Coal Creek as alternate access to Morrissey trails.

REMINDER: No wheeled vehicles permitted on snowmobile trails until after May 31st each year. Areas such as ‘the Notch’ that you may be accustomed to riding in the winter have seasonal motor vehicle closures in place. No snowmobiling permitted in these areas after May 31st and no other motorized traffic is permitted at any time during the year (eg quads, trucks, 4×4’s…). See maps here for more information.

Coal Creek & Morrissey Groomer’s Report

Coal Creek trail above the Matheson, Summit Trail, Doug Dean Trail, Morrissey above the canyon groomed last night. Lower trails dirt but excellent upper elevation trail and riding conditions. Last Coal Creek and Morrissey groom of the season.

Corbin Groomer’s Report

Corbin groomed from the staging area to the McClatchie. Trail still snow-covered and in excellent spring condition.

Morrissey & Coal Creek Groomer’s Report

40cm new snow overnight. Currently snowing to valley bottom.

Morrissey & Coal Creek: Morrissey Trail, Doug Dean Trail, Summit Trail, Matheson Trail groomed last night. McEvoy and Pipeline return groomed March 28th. No grooming from Matheson turn off to Coal Creek staging area (lowest 3 km) but trail is snowcovered. Last groom for the season… unless these storms keep up!!

Corbin: Groomed from the staging area to the McClatchie March 18th (next groom April 1).

Check the avalanche bulletin before you ride: www.avalanche.ca.

Morrissey & Coal Creek Groomer’s Report

Warm and windy night with wet snow accumulating at all elevations. Approx 13cm new snow.

Groomed: Morrissey Trail, Summit Trail, Doug Dean Trail, McEvoy and Pipeline return, Coal Creek to the Matheson Turn off.

 

Morrissey & Coal Creek Groomer’s Report

Groomed Morrissey, Doug Dean, Summit Trail, Coal Creek to the Matheson turn off.

Corbin Groomer’s Report

Corbin groomed from the staging area to the McClatchie last night. Trail in excellent condition with full snow coverage thoughout. Riding between 20-40cm of powder snow at upper elevations. Total snowpack heights around 2meters.

 

Morrissey & Coal Creek Groomer’s Report

Weather: 1C, snowing

Conditions: 12cm new snow in the past 24 hours, 20cm in the past 48 hours. Freezing line during this weekend’s storm was generally about 1/3rd of the way up the mountain but transitioned to valley bottom as of this morning with good dry powder snow accumulating at up top! Total snowpack heights 200-250+cm in most riding areas.

Groomer Notes

  • Morrissey & Coal Creek: Morrissey Trail, Doug Dean Trail, Summit Trail, East McEvoy and South Pipeline Trails, Coal Creek trail to the Matheson groomed last night. Notch groomed to the peak yesterday. Upper riding areas in excellent condition. The lowest trails from the staging area up approx 3km at both CC and Morrissey are now spring-like snow with occasional dirt,  ice, and thin sections – some new snow starting to accumulate on lower roads. Morrissey parking lot connector trail in poor condition – recommended staging out of Coal Creek for more favorable riding conditions. Lower Morrissey parking lot closed for the season to protect underlying vegetation on the conservation easement.
  • Corbin groomed from the staging area to the McClatchie March  26th– trail snow-covered and in excellent spring condition.
  • Hartley groomed from the staging area to the East Fork of the Sulphur March 19th – trail snow-covered and in excellent spring condition.

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.

Check the avalanche bulletin before you ride www.avalanche.ca.

Morrissey & Coal Creek Groomer’s Report

Weather: 1C, mostly cloudy, lightly snowing

Conditions: 7cm new snow in the past 24 hours, 11cm in the past 48 hours at upper elevations, rain at valley bottom. Total snowpack heights 200-250+cm in most riding areas.

Groomer Notes

  • Morrissey & Coal Creek: Morrissey trail, Doug Dean Trail, Summit Trail, Coal Creek trail to the Matheson, and Notch Trail to the peak groomed last night. Upper riding areas in excellent condition. The lowest trails from the staging area up approx 3km at both CC and Morrissey are now spring-like snow with occasional dirt,  ice, and thin sections. Morrissey parking lot connector trail in poor condition – recommended staging out of Coal Creek for more favorable riding conditions. Lower Morrissey parking lot closed for the season to protect underlying vegetation on the conservation easement.
  • Corbin groomed from the staging area to the McClatchie last night – trail snow-covered and in excellent spring condition.
  • Hartley groomed from the staging area to the East Fork of the Sulphur March 19th – trail snow-covered and in excellent spring condition.

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.

Check the avalanche bulletin before you ride www.avalanche.ca.