Groomer’s Report

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Weather: -2C, moderate to strong winds, 13cm new snow overnight, 43cm new snow in the past 7 days

Groomed: Morrissey staging area to Wrangler’s Cabin, Doug Dean Trail, Summit Trail, Notch.

Please check the avalanche bulletin at www.avalanche.ca before riding this weekend – ELEVATED AVALANCHE HAZARD

A reminder that River Road Extension and Coal Creek are CLOSED for snowmobiling by the private landowner – there is no access up Coal Creek, up the Matheson, or past Paige’s draw up to Martin / Leech. Active hauling is in progress and the riding areas are currently stripped of snow from logging activities. The FSA has a zero-tolerance policy and fully supports the efforts of the landowner and conservation officers to enforce closures. IT IS ILLEGAL IN BC TO SNOWMOBILE ON A PLOWED ROAD! Those riding in closed areas, not stopping at the kiosk, or threatening FSA staff and volunteers may face fines and permanent loss of trail/facility access. Please help us spread the word and report information on anyone you see riding in these areas to info@ferniesnowmobile.com so we can provide education.

Groomer’s Report

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Weather: -12C, light winds, snowing

Groomed Corbin staging area to Rain Gauge.

A reminder that River Road Extension and Coal Creek are CLOSED for snowmobiling by the private landowner – there is no access up Coal Creek, up the Matheson, or past Paige’s draw up to Martin / Leech. Active hauling is in progress and the riding areas are currently stripped of snow from logging activities. The FSA has a zero-tolerance policy and fully supports the efforts of the landowner and conservation officers to enforce closures. IT IS ILLEGAL IN BC TO SNOWMOBILE ON A PLOWED ROAD! Those riding in closed areas, not stopping at the kiosk, or threatening FSA staff and volunteers may face fines and permanent loss of trail/facility access. Please help us spread the word and report information on anyone you see riding in these areas to info@ferniesnowmobile.com so we can provide education.

Groomer’s Report

Monday December 31, 2018

Weather: -8C, light winds, 15cm new snow, 170cm total snowpack height, skies clearing

Groomed: Morrissey to Wranglers, Doug Dean Trail, Summit Trail, Notch. Note: Lower Morrissey trail below Graffiti Rock elevation is sping like corn snow, above that elevation, is excellent powder snow. Lower Morrissey parking lot connector trails are quite low on snow with some rocks and gravel exposed – ride with caution.

A reminder that River Road Extension and Coal Creek are CLOSED for snowmobiling by the private landowner – there is no access up Coal Creek, up the Matheson, or past Paige’s draw up to Martin / Leech. Active hauling is in progress and the riding areas are currently stripped of snow from logging activities. The FSA has a zero-tolerance policy and fully supports the efforts of the landowner and conservation officers to enforce closures. IT IS ILLEGAL IN BC TO SNOWMOBILE ON A PLOWED ROAD! Those riding in closed areas, not stopping at the kiosk, or threatening FSA staff and volunteers may face fines and permanent loss of trail/facility access. Please help us spread the word and report information on anyone you see riding in these areas to info@ferniesnowmobile.com so we can provide education.

Grooming Report

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

Weather: -2C, moderate winds, 15cm new snow, total snowpack 160cm near cabin elevation

Groomed: Morrissey to Wrangler’s Cabin, Doug Dean, Summit Trail, Notch. Rising freezing levels and rain to the Graffiti Rock elevation early on last nights grooming shift – left snow heavy, wet, and difficult to work with for the groomer but he reported ‘lots of new snow and great conditions up high above that elevation’.

A reminder that River Road Extension and Coal Creek are CLOSED for snowmobiling by the private landowner – there is no access up Coal Creek, up the Matheson, or past Paige’s draw up to Martin / Leech. Active hauling is in progress and the riding areas are currently stripped of snow from logging activities. The FSA has a zero-tolerance policy and fully supports the efforts of the landowner and conservation officers to enforce closures. IT IS ILLEGAL IN BC TO SNOWMOBILE ON A PLOWED ROAD! Those riding in closed areas, not stopping at the kiosk, or threatening FSA staff and volunteers may face fines and permanent loss of trail / facility access. Please help us spread the word and report information on anyone you see riding in these areas to info@ferniesnowmobile.com so we can provide education.

Bob Arnott Memorial Ride

Join us for a family ride and BBQ to the Rolling Hills Cabin in honor of past club
President Bob Arnott who was instrumental in many of the initial infrastructure
and organizational elements of the FSA. Bob was an outstanding ambassador
of the snowmobile community. Each year the FSA awards a scholarship in
his name to a student pursuing secondary education in the trades who has
demonstrated exceptional community spirit.

Grooming Report

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Weather: -6c, 4cm new snow, wind nil, total settled snowpack 150cm

Groomed: Morrissey to Wranglers Cabin, Doug Dean Trail, Summit Trail, Notch, Corbin – partial groom (5km)

A reminder that River Road Extension and Coal Creek are CLOSED for snowmobiling by the private landowner – there is no access up Coal Creek, up the Matheson, or past Paige’s draw up to Martin / Leech. Active hauling is in progress and the riding areas are currently stripped of snow from logging activities. The FSA has a zero-tolerance policy and fully supports the efforts of the landowner and conservation officers to enforce closures. IT IS ILLEGAL IN BC TO SNOWMOBILE ON A PLOWED ROAD! Those riding in closed areas, not stopping at the kiosk, or threatening FSA staff and volunteers may face fines and permanent loss of trail / facility access. Please help us spread the word and report information on anyone you see riding in these areas to info@ferniesnowmobile.com so we can provide education.

 

Grooming Report

Thursday December 27th, 2018

Weather: -6C, light wind, 4cm new snow, 153cm settled snowpack, 32cm new snow in the past 7 days

Groomed: Morrissey to Wranglers, Doug Dean, Summit Trail, Notch. Groomed down from Rolling Hills Cabin to do some bridge work and rebuild the closure berm.

We are expecting to complete a day groom up Hartley and Corbin today – please watch for snowcat on the trail. Ensure the operator sees you prior to passing.

A reminder that River Road Extension and Coal Creek are CLOSED for snowmobiling by the private landowner – there is no access up Coal Creek, up the Matheson, or past Paige’s draw up to Martin / Leech. Active hauling is in progress and the riding areas are currently stripped of snow from logging activities. The FSA has a zero-tolerance policy and fully supports the efforts of the landowner and conservation officers to enforce closures. IT IS ILLEGAL IN BC TO SNOWMOBILE ON A PLOWED ROAD! Those riding in closed areas, not stopping at the kiosk, or threatening FSA staff and volunteers may face fines and permanent loss of trail / facility access. Please help us spread the word and report information on anyone you see riding in these areas to info@ferniesnowmobile.com so we can provide education.

BONUS Groom

HAPPY HOLIDAYS ALL!

We completed a bonus groom out Corbin late yesterday for all you holiday sledders out there. Enjoy!

Grooming Report

Monday December 24th, 2019

Weather: -2C, nil wind, 12cm new snow, base 150cm settled snowpack at mid-elevations

Groomed Morrissey Staging to Wranglers, Notch, Doug Dean Trail, Summit Trail.

A reminder that River Road Extension and Coal Creek are CLOSED for snowmobiling by the private landowner – there is no access up Coal Creek, up the Matheson, or past Paige’s draw up to Martin / Leech. Active hauling is in progress and the riding areas are currently stripped of snow from logging activities. The FSA has a zero-tolerance policy and fully supports the efforts of the landowner and conservation officers to enforce closures. IT IS ILLEGAL IN BC TO SNOWMOBILE ON A PLOWED ROAD! Those riding in closed areas, not stopping at the kiosk, or threatening FSA staff and volunteers may face fines and permanent loss of trail / facility access. Please help us spread the word and report information on anyone you see riding in these areas to info@ferniesnowmobile.com so we can provide education.

 

Grooming Report

Saturday December 23, 2018

Weather: -6C, nil wind, trace of new snow, cloudy skies

Trail Conditions: Packed Powder

Groomed: Morrissey to Wranglers, Notch, Doug Dean, Summit Trail

A reminder that River Road Extension and Coal Creek are CLOSED for snowmobiling by the private landowner – there is no access up Coal Creek, up the Matheson, or past Paige’s draw up to Martin / Leech. Active hauling is in progress and the riding areas are currently stripped of snow from logging activities. The FSA has a zero-tolerance policy and fully supports the efforts of the landowner and conservation officers to enforce closures. IT IS ILLEGAL IN BC TO SNOWMOBILE ON A PLOWED ROAD! Those riding in closed areas, not stopping at the kiosk, or threatening FSA staff and volunteers may face fines and permanent loss of trail / facility access. Please help us spread the word and report information on anyone you see riding in these areas to info@ferniesnowmobile.com so we can provide education.