General Members Meeting

All active members in good standing are encouraged to attend the general monthly meeting, 7:15pm at the Park Place Lodge.

Groomer’s Report

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Morrissey Weather: -8C, trace amounts of new snow overnight, no new snow this week, total snowpack base is 185cm

Groomed: Morrissey to Wrangler’s Cabin, Doug Dean Trail, one pass out to the Notch. Limited grooming last pm due to an unexpected issue with the snowcat. Volunteers were out working all night to resolve and will be back out again this afternoon. We will provide ongoing updates if further delays to grooming program for the weekend are expected – will know more later today. Apologies for any inconvenience. Morrissey parking lot connector trail also groomed.

A reminder that Coal Creek staging area is CLOSED for snowmobiling access due to logging activity by the private land owner. We anticipate 1-2 weeks before equipment is removed and the road can be repaired / reopenned for snowmobile use. There is no access for snowmobiling out of Coal Creek at this time – please use Morrissey instead.

Groomer’s Report

Wednesday January 16th, 2019

Groomed: Hartley Lake Trail, Morrissey parking lot connector trail, Morrissey Parking Lot (widening/smoothing).

Groomer’s Report

Monday, January 14, 2019

Morrissey Weather: -8C, no new snow overnight, 23cm new snow in the past 7 days, total snowpack height 185cm. Beautiful inversion at upper elevations: cool temps at valley bottom with icy conditions but temps at or above 0C in the alpine with powder/packed powder snow.

Groomed: Morrissey to Wranglers, Doug Dean, Summit Trail, Notch, 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). Corbin last groomed Friday 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

Saturday, January 13, 2019

Morrissey Weather: -8C, light winds, 0cm new snow overnight, 26cm in the past 7 days, total snowpack height 185cm.

Groomed: Morrissey to Wranglers, Doug Dean, Summit Trail, Notch, 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). Corbin last groomed Friday 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

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.