Via Fernie Ridge’s southwest slopes. A strange Fernie ski tour, made stranger by the sounds of gunshots from a nearby shooting range, cornice collapses, wind-hammered terrain, and plans to develop the area into a ski resort and pedestrian community sharing the name of a suicidal UFO cult from the 70’s.
Via Tunnel Hut. A great Fernie backcountry ski area for making safe, mellow tree laps. Snow quality was unreal.
Via Island Lake Lodge and Orca Road. Our chosen route up Orca’s drainage prevented this one from getting 3 stars. Stick to Orca Road!
Via Gorby mountain bike trail and 2000’s north ridge.
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Via Lizard Lake hiking trail. Fantastic snow quality made up for the tight and steep approach.
Via Tunnel Creek Hut and Planetary Peak’s southwest ridge. A great summit with good views and good snow. Continue reading “Planetary Peak ***”
Via Verboten/Gorby mountain bike trails from Island Lake Lodge road. A short tour into a bowl that holds a bunch of snow for making turns. Continue reading “Fish Bowl **”
Via Fernie Alpine Resort’s cross country trails to Mongolia Bowl’s drainage.
Via Fairy Creek hiking trail and Three Sisters/Mt. Procter south bowl. A beautiful Fernie ski tour into some big terrain.