Fernie Ski Touring Resources

Information for planning your trip and preparing for your avalanche course.



  • 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
  • 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.

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