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The Fernie Snowmobile Association is ready for snowmobilers with open staging areas, a great network of access trails, and two warming cabins.

For those of you who haven’t experienced the great riding and sledders hospitality in Fernie, this is what you can expect. Snowmobiling in Fernie is a fantastic combination of gently groomed trails, long rides and advanced mountain terrain. The Morrissey staging area and groomed trails are only minutes south of town. Groomed trails lead quickly into the backcountry providing easily accessible big mountain riding for all abilities. The welcoming on-trail facilities of Wranglers Cabin and Rolling Hills Cabin offer a great spot to warm up, meet other sledders and enjoy your packed lunch.

There is a Special Avalanche Warning in effect for Fernie sledding areas this weekend, read more here.

Get your membership to the The Fernie Snowmobile Association here. This membership is required for trail access.

So you want to come sledding in Fernie, BC this weekend—here is the status:
— Current conditions: 19cm in the last 24hours, 64cm this week, base is 130cm. Roads have excellent snow coverage at this time. Many early season hazards exist including unmarked bridges and equipment working on trail. Please ride with caution.
— Trailheads will be staffed following the first groom of the season. NO Memberships will be available for purchase at the trailheads this season. All riders must present their membership card or purchase day ticket at the kiosk ($25). Decals will be available for pick up at kiosks with presentation of your membership card.
— The new Wrangler’s Cabin is OPEN! Please use outhouse at OLD cabin location for now.
— Coal Creek and its tributaries (Matheson, Leach…) CLOSED for logging activities. No access permitted to snowmobiles at this time. Remember it is ILLEGAL to snowmobile on a plowed forest service road. You will be ticketed and it is extremely unsafe. Don’t be ‘that guy’ that wrecks it for the rest of us.

Grooming Report
December 13 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Weather: -3C, light winds, 30cm new snow

Inaugural first official groom of the season! Groomed: Morrissey staging to Wrangler’s Cabin, Doug Dean Trail, Summit Trail. Please use caution on all trails – early season conditions and hazards exist throughout.

CABINS

New Wrangler’s Cabin: OPEN
Old Wrangler’s Cabin: CLOSED to public. Outhouse facilities OPEN.
Rolling Hills Cabin: OPEN
Ram Cabin: CLOSED

STAGING AREAS
Coal Creek Staging Area: CLOSED for logging activities
Morrissey Staging Area: OPEN.
Corbin: OPEN. No grooming at this time
Hartley: OPEN. No grooming at this time

About The Fernie Snowmobile Association
The Fernie Snowmobile Association was formed as a unified voice on March 1st, 1990 to ensure the continuance of the sport of snowmobiling, to enhance the public image of the sport of snowmobiling, and as a social club for snowmobile enthusiasts. We are primarily a volunteer group that commits time, energy, and personal resources year round to support club efforts. Corporate sponsorship, organized events, trail pass sales, donations and annual government grants provide direct revenue which permits the continued organized efforts required for maintaining operations, trail networks, and cabin systems for the public.

The FSA is steered by a Board of Directors and supported by a strong membership base who meet once a month to discuss operations and direction. Member committees provide detailed task force functions and feedback on activities such as grooming, firewood stocking, events, signage programs, and cabin maintenance. Volunteers are always welcome!

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