Fernie Ski Touring Resources
Information for planning your trip and preparing for your avalanche course.
- Fernie Alpine Resort – Mountain Weather Stations from the Base to the Peak
- Morrisey Ridge – Real-Time Ridgetop Weather Information
- Avalanche Canada/MOTI – HWY 3 at Morrisey Weather Station 960m
- Morrisey Ridge Snow-Station Information – Northwest River Forecast Centre
- Davis Weather Station – FAR Bear Top
- Weather Radar – Precipitation radar for SE BC & SW AB
- ARFI – an exhaustive datalogger, weather station, & webcam location resource in graphic format for easy navigation
- Weather station list – text list of weather stations from avalanche canada, BC moti, kananaskis, and parks canada
- Parks Canada Weather Stations – Hourly weather actuals for the mountain parks
- Washington State Forecast Discussion – get a heads-up on what’s coming our way
- U OF W weather loop – good graphic overview of the forecast weather systems for north america, including wind, precipitation, and surface freezing level
- Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club – Information on Tunnel Creek & Thunder Meadows cabins, route information, photos, avalanche education bursary, & membership purchasing
- See Then Ski – Route beta, tracks, and photos of local ski touring areas
- Fernie Snowmobile Association – Access information, grooming report, & pass purchase
- Fernie ski touring facebook group – find partners, ask questions, get info
- Avalanche Canada South Rockies Field Team – a valuable instagram account to follow. Get frequent updates on the local avalanche conditions. They also have a facebook page.
- Avalanche Canada MIN Reports – browse the local Mountain Information Network reports on the Avalanche Canada map. The blue location indicators are individual reports. Make your own MIN posts too!
- Avy Savvy – and excellent, free, online learning resource from avalanche canada. Prep for your AST course, or refresh your knowledge. Highly recommended
- NY Times case study – interactive case study of the avalanche at tunnel creek (USA), very much worth your time
- The Human Factor by Black Diamond – A multimedia presentation of the errors in human decision making that contribute to avalanche accidents
- Rescue at Cherry Bowl – another excellent product from Avalanche Canada. A multimedia presentation of an avalanche accident near Smithers BC
- Route Planning with Google Earth – a step-by-step guide for planning a route that can be transferred into your gps.