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Old 02-13-2014, 02:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Driving out to Fernie tomorrow and was wondering if the snow report can be trusted Fernie Snow Report - Official Fernie Alpine Resort Snow Conditions Report says they have gotten 25cm in the last 48 hours. Anyone been there recently? What are the conditions?
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Best it's probably been since all the snow they got around opening week.

Snow report seems generous, but their mountain weather guy is usually pretty spot on.

Try and hit Castle on the way up, serious business.
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Best it's probably been since all the snow they got around opening week.

Snow report seems generous, but their mountain weather guy is usually pretty spot on.

Try and hit Castle on the way up, serious business.
Maybe hit castle on the way back seeing as we don't really have the time tomorrow.. Do they have better snow than Fernie?
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In my opinion, hands down. Castle's on the dry side of the divide. Cold smoke is one way to decribe it.

Problem is, it's so light and dry, the winds strip it away as fast as it piles up.
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Maybe you should leave tonight, or really, really early in th AM...


Epic Snowfall", "Spectacular Conditions", just plain great powder and Heli Skiing right in your backyard! *What else can we say? *We are experiencing the best snowfall and ski/ride conditions that have settled into the valley in the past couple of years! *Please come and enjoy the POW

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I was at Fernie all last week.
Only a little new snow at the beginning of the week, otherwise snowment and crusty ice tops everywhere. I could have stayed in Ontario and ridden that kind of terrain.

And fabulous temperatures of -23 to -26 C all week.
I don't think I saw Fernie at its best.
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That's how my trips usually go, it's warmed up and is snowing though so it should be good for tomorrow, or at least rideable
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I was at Fernie all last week.
Only a little new snow at the beginning of the week, otherwise snowment and crusty ice tops everywhere. I could have stayed in Ontario and ridden that kind of terrain.

And fabulous temperatures of -23 to -26 C all week.
I don't think I saw Fernie at its best.
I always feel bad when I read this kind of stuff. I'm a big fan of Fernie, but I have the luxury of being able to wait until the snow is falling, and then take a few days off and head down.

Fernie on a powder day is the best hill I've ever boarded at, on an icey cold day, it's rough... Possibly the worst.
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Purpose, where are you driving in from ?
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Purpose, where are you driving in from ?
Coming from sask just passed through lethbridge.
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