Fernie will play host to the first ever Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop on November 10, 2018. The event welcomes avalanche professionals and recreationalists in a day of collective discussion and engaging presentations on a variety of winter backcountry topics. Vendors and operators will also be on hand demonstrating the latest in equipment and services to public.
To prevent avalanche accidents and help people make good decisions in avalanche terrain, Avalanche Canada and avalanche professionals in over 30 Canadian communities share their expertise to help people keep safe in the mountains during Avalanche Awareness.
Here in Fernie we have a full day of interactive and educational activities in the plaza and on mountain! The day culminates with a fundraising auction up in the Griz Bar with proceeds going towards Avalanche Canada to support their public education programs.
Repeats every day 1 times. Also includes Sat Jan 13 2018.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm
The AST 1 curriculum, developed by Avalanche Canada, is the essential first step in developing your decision making framework for venturing into winter backcountry avalanche terrain. This 2-day course includes one day of classroom theory, and one day putting theory to practice in the field.
Three quarters of the terrain at Fernie Alpine Resort sits beneath five looming headwalls in avalanche paths - a constant hazard if not for the daily efforts of a skilled team of technicians who keep the mountain safe.
Steve Morrison is someone most people in the ski community recognize or know well as he is one of the friendly faces you often come upon at Fernie Alpine Resort, where he has been working over the last 15 years that he’s lived here. After having spent 25 years in Vancouver and Whislter, Steve made the move to Fernie accepting an offer he couldn’t refuse from the infamous Dave Aikens and Heiko Socher duo. With 11 years under his belt as a ski patroller, he was an asset when he came on board with Fernie Snow Valley Ski Patrol.