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Old 12-17-2012, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Trip Report: Fernie Dec 16/17 2012

Booked an early season couple nights at Fernie. The forecast said we were supposed to get an inch or two of snow each night so I figured we'd at least have some decent groomers to run instead of hardpack... I was wrong.

This was the view out of our room the first morning. It snowed about 6-8" overnight at the base! More on certain parts of the hill...


Didn't take my phone/camera on the hill with me Sunday, but I can tell you it was a great day! Rode polar peak for the first time! Here's a pic Monday morning.


Here's morris149 running through some trees in the Lizard bowl.


Heading up Polar Peak today...


Arriving at the top feels like landing on the moon. There were lots of signs at the base of the lift advising of extreme conditions, yet some guys still went up that shouldn't have been there. Some couldn't make it down the little chute onto the run, and I almost watched two guys fall off a jagged 10-15 ft cliff.


Heading down one of the chutes, there's a large (30-40 ft) cliff band on the left, and a 10-15 cliff band on the right falling onto the chute I was on. I headed down to the right, and then cut under the cliff band to the left and found some GREAT powder!
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