Morrissey Groomer’s Report

Morrissey Groomer’s Report

December 27th, 2020

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

Weather: -4C, cloudy skies

Conditions: 5cm of new snow in the past 24 hours. All trails in excellent condition. Total snowpack heights in most riding areas over 150cm.

Groomer Notes:

Morrissey: parking lots plowed, parking lot connector trail groomed, Morrissey Trail, Doug Dean Trai, Summit Trail groomed – extra passes added between the Summit Trail turn off and the 4 corners to improve riding quality and fill in some of the dips.

Hartley: Last groom and parking lot plow Dec 25th

Corbin: Last groom and parking lot plow Dec 25th

Coal Creek: Remains CLOSED to public parking and sledding for timber harvesting operations

Corbin/Hartley Groomer’s Report

Corbin & Hartley Groomers Report

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

Weather: -9C, partly cloudy skies, calm

Conditions: 0cm new snow, 10cm in the past 48 hours, 64cm this week. All trails in excellent condition. Total snowpack heights in most riding areas over 150cm.

Groomer Notes:

Hartley: Plowed parking lot, cleared more trees down on the trail, groomed from staging area 20km to the fork of the East Sulpher.

Corbin: Plowed parking lot, groomed from the staging area 20km to the McClatchie

Coal Creek: Remains CLOSED to public parking and sledding for timber harvesting operations

Morrissey: Morrissey network last groomed Dec 24th

Morrissey Groomer’s Report

Weather: -10C, mostly cloudy skies,. Next little storm due to arrive Saturday.

Conditions: 0cm overnight, 64cm in the past 7 days, most riding areas now have 150cm or more, all trails have excellent coverage.

Groomed: Morrissey Trail, Summit Trail, McEvoy Trail, Pipeline, Notch to the top of the first bypass, Doug Dean Trail.

Cabins: Open. Masks required. 4 people maximum occupancy. Cabins are monitored. Thank you for your participation in helping to keep our cabins open this season by adhering to directives.

REMINDER: Coal Creek is closed for timber-harvesting activities. Absolutely no parking in the staging area. It is ILLEGAL to snowmobile up a plowed road (eg the Coal Creek road, the Byron Creek Tin Shed / Yellow Gates or the Michele road to the pipeline right now).

Corbin Groomers Report

Weather: +1 raining

Conditions: Excellent coverage on the trail

Groomed: staging area the rain gauge (10km)

Morrissey Groomers Report

Morrissey Groomers Report

Monday, December 21, 2020

Weather: 2C, cloudy skies. Winter storm warning in effect for the Elk Valley with up to 40cm of snowfall expected later today. Read more HERE.

Conditions: 0cm new snow in the past 24 hours, 54cm in the past 7 days, snowpack heights 125cm+ in all upper riding areas with many areas having more. New snow will have a significant impact on avalanche hazard at all elevations – please review the avalanche bulletin and more information available from Avalanche Canada HERE.

Groomed: Morrissey Trail, Summit Trail, Doug Dean Trail, McEvoy Trail, Pipeline Trail, Notch to top of the second double hill. Corbin last groomed Friday, Dec 18th. Harley groomed December 18th – note that the access road to the staging area is not recommended for trailers or trucks without chains.

Cabins: Wranglers and Rolling Hills Cabin open with a maximum 4 PERSON OCCUPANCY and MASKS MANDATORY. Please help us respect these regulations and keep our facilities open.

Coal Creek: Closed by the private landowner for timber harvesting activities. Expected to open in early January. No parking in the staging area permitted. No snowmobiles permitted up Coal Creek Road (remember it is illegal to snowmobile up a plowed forest service road and subject to large fines).

Morrissey Groomer’s Report

Morrissey Grooming Report

December 20, 2020

Weather: 3C and cloudy

Conditions: 18cm in the past 24 hours, 54cm in the past 7 days. Morrissey Trail is in excellent condition above the graffiti rock elevation (1500m) with spring-like conditions on the access trail below this elevation. Dry powder snow in all riding areas.

Groomed: Morrissey Trail, Summit Trail, Doug Dean Trail. Parking lot connectors groomed and parking lots (both upper and lower) plowed. Trees removed from connector trail above lower parking lot. Please DO NOT SNOWMOBILE on the public roadway (it is illegal and subject to a heavy fine) – use the connector trail from parking lots to kiosk.

Corbin last groomed Friday, Dec 18th. Harley groomed December 18th – note that the access road to the staging area is not recommended for trailers or trucks without chains.

Cabins: Wranglers and Rolling Hills Cabin open with a maximum 4 PERSON OCCUPANCY and MASKS MANDATORY. Please help us respect these regulations and keep our facilities open.

Morrissey Groomer’s Report

Weather: 2C. the freezing level is around 1500m (graffiti rock elevation), forecast for this afternoon is sunny breaks with fog patches and moderate winds, snow developing later in the day with 12-20cm expected overnight on Saturday.

Conditions: 5cm new snow in the past 24 hours, 37cm in the past 7 days, total snowpack over 1m (variable depending on elevation).

Groomed: Morrissey Trail, Notch trail to the top of the second bypass, Doug Dean Trail, Summit Trail, McEvoy Trail / South Pipeline. Upper Morrissey lot plowed, parking lot connector trail half plowed due to trees down (groomer could not fit around last night and we are limited with what we can cut here on the Nature Conservancy lands, lower parking lot open but not plowed. Please stay on the bush connector trail between lots and kiosk – do not snowmobile on the public roadway, it is illegal and subject to fines.

Corbin last groomed Friday, Dec 18th. Harley groomed December 18th – note that the access road to the staging area is not recommended for trailers or trucks without chains.

Cabins: Wranglers and Morrissey Cabin open with a maximum 4 PERSON OCCUPANCY and MASKS MANDATORY. Please help us respect these regulations and keep our facilities open.

 

 

General Meeting

All members in good standing are welcome to attend our monthly meeting – held online via zoom. Link below.

Agenda:

  • Presentation / Q & A from the Elk Valley Land Trust – 15 minutes
  • Approval of Minutes – 5 minutes
  • Approval of Financials – 5 minutes
  • Communications (Canfor Morrissey Logging Update, BC Parks Snowmobile Trail Closure, City of Fernie RMI Grant successful) – 10 minutes
  • Report from Admin & Committees (5-10 minutes each, quick update and list of any needs)
  • Old Business (update task list)
  • New Business (FSA Occupational Health and Safety)
  • For any additional items to be added to the agenda please email info@ferniesnowmobile.com

 

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Dec 18, 2020 06:00 PM

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvcu2orjgvGtbgwvKJVSBZfmMO1b8AOfB9

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Hartley Groomers Report

Hartley Groomers Report

Weather: 2C, overcast skies.  11cm new snow in the past 48 hours, 34cm in the past 7 days

Conditions: First Hartley groom of the season. Snow coverage on the lower trail remains thin in areas. Eary season conditions throughout.

Groomed: Staging Area to East Fork of the Sulpher groomed  (20km). Removed multiple trees and brush that had fallen and blocked trail.

 

Corbin Groomers Report

Weather: -2C, windy!

Conditions: Excellent trail coverage, between 100-150cm of snow in most riding areas.

Groomed: Staging area to the McClatchie (20km).