Groomer’s Report

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Morrissey Weather: -8C overnight, no winds, no new snow, snowpack base is 188cm. Rain events and warming over the past week has left spring-like conditions and ice below 1500m on the trail (very difficult to groom effectively). Trail and riding areas above that elevation are still dry powder or packed powder with 31cm new snow received over the past 7 days.

Corbin Weather: -3C, no winds, no new snow, snowpack base variable but around 140cm. 30-40cm of new snow received on the trail last Wednesday.

Groomed: Morrissey to Wranglers, Doug Dean, Summit Trail, Notch, Corbin from Staging Area to Rain Gauge, NEW GROOMING McEvoy East (from Wrangler’s Cabin to pipeline, and new section of pipeline groomed to return back to Wranglers Cabin– see map below in PINK). 62km+ of grooming completed last night!

A reminder that River Road Extension and Coal Creek are CLOSED for snowmobiling by the private landowner (areas in RED on map below) – 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

Thursday, January 10 2019

Weather/Snow: -1 C, no winds, 10cm new snow overnight, 64cm this week, total snowpack base is 195cm. Freezing level around 1500m.

Groomed: Corbin, Morrissey to Wrangler’s Cabin, Doug Dean, Summit Trail, Notch, NEW GROOMING: 6.5km of trail built from Wrangler’s Cabin out McEvoy East to pipeline junction. Please note: This trail extension is currently an out and back (or requires return via an ungroomed portion of the pipeline).

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 via the road. 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, January 7, 2019

Weather: -6C, overcast, light winds.

Snow: No new snow overnight, 4cm in the last 24 hours, 57cm in the last 7 days, total snowpack base is 185cm.

Groomed: Morrissey Staging Area to Wrangler’s Cabin, Doug Dean Trail, Notch, Corbin. Please note that a rain / warming event last week has left spring-like corn snow (think slurpee) conditions on top of ice below the Graffiti  Rock elevation around 1300m to base. While we are grooming this area 4 days a week it can rapidly turn to moguls with traffic late in the day as the groomed snow does not have an opportunity to refreeze and bond together well under the current temperatures.

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 via the road. 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

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

Weather: -3c, light winds, snowing lightly

Snow: 5cm new snow overnight, 54cm in the past 7 days, total snowpack base is 176cm. Warming event with valley bottom rain at the end of the week left spring-like corn snow riding at lower elevations (below 1300m) but dumped a significant amount of new snow in our main upper riding areas.

Groomed: Morrissey Staging to Wranglers, Doug Dean Trail, Summit Trail, Notch from Wrangler’s Cabin to top of the second double hill. No grooming up the back of the Notch headwall due to 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

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Weather: -1C, light winds, 34cm in the last 48 hours, 62cm in the last 7 days.

Groomed: Morrissey staging area to Wrangler’s Cabin, Doug Dean Trail, Summit Trail. Notch from Wrangler’s Cabin to top of the second double hill (no grooming to the back headwall last night due to high avalanche hazard). Corbin last groomed on Thursday night.

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

Friday, January 4, 2019

Weather: -1C, light winds, rain at valley bottom, 33cm new snow in the past 24 hours, 71cm in the past 7 days, total snowpack height 184cm, freezing line around 1300-1500m.

Groomed: Corbin groomed last night from the staging area to Rain Gauge. No grooming past Rain Gauge or up Hartley last PM due to high avalanche hazard and significant new loading in alpine start zones above the trail. All Morrissey loops last groomed on Jan 3rd (yesterday, next groom tonight).

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

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.