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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can provide education.