Bob Arnott Memorial Family Ride

Join us for this family-friendly memorial trail ride in honor of past FSA president Bob Arnott. Bob was instrumental in the construction of the Rolling Hills Cabin and the daily operations of the Fernie Snowmobile Association for many years. His legacy of stewardship and community spirit is recognized each winter in this ride and by an FSA scholarship awarded in his name each year to a student pursuing secondary education in the trades.

Ride: departing Morrissey Staging Area at 10AM

BBQ: Rolling Hills Cabin at 12PM

Groomer’s Report

Conditions: -4C, 44cm in the past 24 hours, 141cm in the past 7 days, total snowpack heights between 270-300cm.

Groomed: Morrissey Trail, Doug Dean Trail, Summit Trail, Half of the Notch Trail, Morrissey Parking Lot Connector Trails

Groomer’s Report

Conditions:-8C,  14cm new snow in the past 24 hours, 51cm in the past 48 hours, 118 in the past 7 days.

Groomed: Morrissey Trail, Summit Trail, Doug Dean Trail, part of the Notch Trail, parking lot connector trail, Corbin from the staging area to Rain Gauge.

Conditions Update

Conditions: -2C, 20cm in the past 24 hours, 103cm the last 7 days, snowing heavily this morning. Winter storm warning in effect for the Elk Valley: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc18

Grooming Schedule: Sunday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday nights.

 

Groomer’s Report

Conditions: -1C, 25cm in the past 24 hours, 34cm in the past 48 hours, 91cm last 7 days, total snowpack heights are now over 2meters in most riding areas. Light accumulation expected today.

Grooming: Morrissey Trail, SummitTrail, Doug Dean Trai. Creeks between Rolling Hills Cabin and Summit/Coal Creek trail junctions filled in with snow.

Groomers Report

Conditions: -1C at valley bottom, ocm new snow in the past 24 hours, 6c, in the past 48 hours, 57cm in the last 7 days. Light accumulations possible today. Yesterday: Rain from valley bottom to 1300m elevation (approx 10 minutes up the trail or below the graffiti rock).

Groomed: Morrissey Trail, Summit Trail, Doug Dean Trail. Please note we are grooming with the smaller BR180 snowcat this weekend while our main Morrissey Snowcat is in the shop for repairs (see Friday’s facebook post for video). We anticipate the main cat to be repaired and back grooming for Monday. Trees down on road and trail from strong winds yesterday were removed overnight. Good early season riding to be had out there but please be mindful of stumps and rocks lurking below the surface! Firewood pile dug out from under snow at Wranglers Cabin – please help us out and carry a few rounds from the pile into the new woodshed or cabin. New BBQ’s at cabins but they need to be assembled – if you have a few minutes while waiting for your lunch to warm up please feel free to help assemble and set up on the decks for all to enjoy.

avalanche conditions available at www.avalanche.ca

Groomer’s Report

Conditions: 2C at valley bottom, 6cm new snow in the past 24 hours, 20cm in the past 48 hours, 57cm in the past 7 days. Rain from valley bottom to 1300m elevation (approx 10 minutes up the trail or below the graffiti rock). Light accumulations forecasted today with strong winds in AM.

Groomed: Morrissey Trail, Summit Trail, Doug Dean Trail. Please note we are grooming with the smaller BR180 snowcat this weekend while our main Morrissey Snowcat is in the shop for repairs (see yesterday’s facebook post for video). We anticipate the main cat to be repaired and back grooming for Monday. Lower Morrissey trail had excellent snow coverage with icy patches now covered as of yesterday – this morning’s lower elevation rain may have changed those conditions though. Good early season riding to be had out there but please be mindful of stumps and rocks lurking below the surface! Downed trees removed from Doug Dean Trail yesterday. Firewood pile dug out from under snow at Wranglers Cabin – please help us out and carry a few rounds from the pile into the new woodshed or cabin. New BBQ’s at cabins but they need to be assembled – if you have a few minutes while waiting for your lunch to warm up please feel free to help assemble and set up on the decks for all to enjoy.

avalanche conditions available at www.avalanche.ca

Groomer’s Report

Conditions: 0C at valley bottom, 6cm new snow in the past 24 hours, 36cm in the last 48 hours, 40cm in the past 7 days. Snow to valley bottom.

Groomed: Morrissey Trail from the staging area to Wrangler’s Cabin, Corbin parking lots cleared. Our main snowcat and tiller are currently in the shop for unexpected repairs but should be back out on the trail for the next groom. Morrissey Trail was groomed with the 180 and C-bar last night.

Groomer’s Report

Conditions: -12C, 0Cm new snow overnight, 10cm in the last 7 days.

Morrissey: No grooming last night due to unexpected maintenance issues with the Morrissey Snowcat. Mechanics working to resolve today – if issue persists we will haul the smaller snowcat to site on Wednesday to complete the scheduled Thursday groom. Trail icy from the staging area to graffiti rock (approx 1500m elevation or 15 minutes up trail). Good winter riding conditions above.

Corbin: Last groomed Dec 28th from staging area to Rain Gauge. Good snow coverage on trail.

Groomers Report

Conditions:-7C,  0cm new snow in the past 24 hours, 20cm in the past 7 days.

Morrissey: Morrissey Trail, Doug Dean, Summit Trail, Notch trail groomed last night. From Morrissey trailhead to Graffiti Rock / Waterfall elevation (1500m or about 15 minutes up the trail) has ice with rocks showing, good winter conditions above that elevation.

Corbin: Groomed from stagging area to Rain Gauge. Good snow coverage on trail right from parking lot.