There are an awful lot of avalanche-prone areas there. One of our local patrollers patrolled up there for many years before coming here and tells me the sheer amount of terrain they have to get to just makes it really difficult to do. I don't know if he told me the number of patrollers they devote to the task up there, but HERE it is less than you can count on one hand!!! And they're not allowed to clock in "early" and skin up to do it, either. Two guys might do it anyway, clocking in later, but it's sort of in secret or only with special permission. Consequently, many of our blast areas may not open until after lunch. And we have NOWHERE NEAR the % of our terrain that fills that category compared to Fernie.