Park Place Lodge

The first and most obvious thing that came to mind today as I was cruising around Fernie was that it seemed sort of like skiing at whistler, great at the top, albeit a little heavy, but as we neared the lower mountain the snow warmed up to the consistency of wet cement.

We arrived just in time for the bear / boomerang to open around 9:30 am and were up on the top for first(ish) tracks through the classic inner triangle runs (Bear, Boomerang, Cedar Ridge and everything in between). The 20 cm rule was clearly in effect today as the mountain was quite full for a mid week day, and the triangle runs were quickly skied out.

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As the day wore on a lot more white fluffy stuff fell, and we made our way over to white pass just in time to catch a run on mitchy’s and hop on about the 20th chair up. We were greeted with, near powder, heavy but still a lot of fun to play in, Currie was closed but surprise trees were open and we were able to catch some good tracks in there before the masses devoured the whole hill.

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Finally we finished the day off with a big hike up the siberia / mongolia ridge and found some great first tracks. On my way out I encountered a pretty good slide, showing just how unstable some parts of the mountain are, but it was good to note that they were appropriately fenced off.

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All in all a great day and the forecast for the next few days is looking great!

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report by joe gaudet

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