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Another Powder Day At Fernie

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http://www.skifernie.com/mobile/run-status.aspx?s=2&g=3

 

All Bowls Closed. This is common when Fernie gets more then 5 cm of snow. 

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I have passes at both Castle and Fernie and this year Castle was the winner hands down. I shouldn't be encouraging others to go to Castle but Fernie is just getting ridiculous. Look at todays Castle report

http://www.skicastle.ca/snowreport.cfm 

People forget Castle is 1000 feet higher than Fernie and that 1000 feet makes a HUGE difference. To additionally prove my point here is a Youtube slide show of Castle cat skiing March 11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-QASwg-ZtU . F 

Fernie was closed entirely that day. $250 with a pass. Island Lake is $400!! (but we were told they have a very nice lunch)

 

We are seriously thinking of forgoing the Fernie passes next year and using the $ to tour Utah, JH, Colorado etc.

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Castle Dave - 4/2/11 at 2:32pm
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Does Fernie have a problem providing full on avalanche control? ...expensive for a small resort. They may be doing a "natural" release program? I'm curious if the closures are financial in nature.

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Doesn't it ever get old making the same thread about Fernie, while clearly here no one cares?

 

 

post #5 of 9
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Just want to tell folks that when Fernie get over 5cm, most of the hill shuts down. Today for example most of the Chairs were down no runs on the upper mountain open and full price for tickets
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Originally Posted by pbertoewrn View Post

Just want to tell folks that when Fernie get over 5cm, most of the hill shuts down. Today for example most of the Chairs were down no runs on the upper mountain open and full price for tickets


Think about it this way: You track out the lower mountain the first day, then the next day you get to track out the upper mountain. Boom: two powder days in one.

post #7 of 9

Castle = 75 cm last 24 hours, everything open. nuff said

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All Bowls opened today. Hard as a Rock!! 

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Castle was sick on saturday.  Poor visibility but great snow.  Fernie would have all been closed.

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