Yesterday was Fernie’s opening day, one week later than scheduled and at least one week earlier that the beginning of good skiing. Temperatures were well in the negative with wind chill around -25c. This Arctic weather is expected to remain entrenched for a week or so. The millions recently spent on snowmaking will be paying dividends. The lower mountain should soon have a solid artificial snow base providing some good skiing.
The less than optimal skiing is providing time for boot fitting and wine sipping at Fernie’s finest service shop. Top Shelf, located in the Griz Inn, continues to enhance performance and keep skiers smiling!
The long range forecast has snow coming on Dec 23rd. A snow cycle of 50cm will open the mountain bowls and fulfill the Legend of the Griz. Think positive!