Morrissey Groomer’s Report

Weather: -4C, cloudy, lightly snowing

Conditions: 11cm of new snow in the past 24 hours, 11cm 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: -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/.

Morrissey & Corbin Groomer’s Report

Weather: -16C, clear

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 night
  • 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 & Hartley 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
  • Hartley: Groomed from staging area to the fork with the East Sulphur
  • Corbin: Staging area to the McClatchie groomed Jan 16th. Large tree down on the McClatchie
  • 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: -6C, mostly cloudy

Conditions: 0cm of new snow in the past 24 hours, 44cm 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, and the Notch to the top of the first steep hill groomed last night.
  • Corbin: Staging area to the McClatchie groomed Jan 16th. Large tree down on the McClatchie – we’ll try and get team out in the next few days to remove.
  • Hartley: Groomed from the staging area to the East Fork of the Sulphur Jan 15th. Truck drive 3km up fresh grooming yesterday. Please use trail with caution around these ‘ruts’ until we can get back next week to groom again.
  • 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: 1C, cloudy

Conditions: 4cm of new snow in the past 24 hours, 44cm in the past 7 days, total snowpack heights averaging between 170-200cm in most riding areas.

Groomer Notes

  • Morrissey: Morrissey trail (extra passes to really clean it up from weekend traffic), Doug Dean Trail, Summit Trail, Notch trail to the peak groomed last night. ATTENTION ALL RIDERS: Please ensure that if you park on the road that you are not blocking logging trucks and heavy traffic. You must park OFF the roadway.
  • Corbin: Staging area to the McClatchie groomed Jan 16th. Large tree down on the McClatchie – we’ll try and get team out in the next few days to remove.
  • Hartley: Groomed from the staging area to the East Fork of the Sulphur Jan 15th. Truck drive 3km up fresh grooming yesterday. Please use trail with caution around these ‘ruts’ until we can get back next week to groom again.
  • 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 & Corbin Groomers Report

Weather: -7C, mostly cloudy

Conditions: 0cm of new snow in the past 24 hours, 40cm 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, and Notch groomed last night to the peak.
  • Corbin: Staging area to the McClatchie groomed last night. Large tree down on the McClatchie.
  • Hartley: Groomed from the staging area to the East Fork of the Sulphur Jan 15th
  • 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.

General Meeting

All members in good standing are welcome to attend our monthly member’s meeting – online via zoom, 6-9pm

Meeting link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvcu2orjgvGtbgwvKJVSBZfmMO1b8AOfB9

Agenda

  • Minutes / Financials
  • Communications
  • Reports from Committees
  • Occupational Health and Safety Training for Executive Team
  • Micro-Economic Impact Study for Elk Valley / Stakeholder MOU’s
  • please email any additional agenda items to info@ferniesnowmobile.com in advance of meeting