Changes at Fernie for the 2010/11 season
Tue 05 October 10
Improvements to Sky Dive, Boomerang, Boomerang Ridge, and Linda's Runs and some clearing of scrub on other trails as well as 2 new groomers complete the changes for the new season
Changes at Fernie for the 2010/11 season © Copyright: Terry Parker
Run enhancements and improvements continue this year with blasting of the "Sky Dive" traverse which will result in easier access to this run. Significant brush cutting has been made on Boomerang, Boomerang Ridge, and Linda's Run. Tree glading between Cruiser and Cedar Center has opened up some great looking lines of intermediate glades. Fallen wood clean up in the the Bear Chutes (which lead off the Bear into Boomerang) has made a huge difference in how open these glades will ski.
In addition to major run enhancements, riders will notice a well maintained snow surface thanks to the help of 2 new grooming CATS in the fleet, including a Winch CAT. This is in addition to the two new CATS that were added to the fleet last year.
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Tue 12 October 10, Ruka, Finland
More northern hemisphere ski areas open than southern hemisphere for the first time in four months. Ruka will be first non-glacier resort to open in Europe and the first in Scandinavia this weekend. Only three areas still open in the southern hemisphere, all in New Zealand. Snowmaking underway in Colorado and Maine
Thu 14 October 10, Jasna, Slovakia
The Slovakian resort Jasna is investing in a new 6-seater chairlift this season, with this years fashionable orange covers. They are also spending 1.2million euros on increasing the snowmaking capabilities
Thu 14 October 10, Heavenly, USA
The Tahoe resort of Heavenly have announced they will be building a new jib park built from 100% recycled materials including old tyres and the like.
Sat 23 October 10, Sunshine Village, Canada
Three US resorts likely to open in next24 hours. Ruka opens in Finland, several Norwegian resorts prepare to open after low temps and snow. Heavy snow report in Canada, New England and the Alps. Great skiing right now on the glaciers. Second French resort opens – For One Week Only. Only one southern hemisphere resort open from next week – but its still snowing in New Zealand!
Sun 24 October 10, Arapahoe Basin, USA
After a great night of snowmaking and seven fresh inches of snow overnight, Arapahoe Basin ski area in Colorado, are excited to announce opening day for the 2010-2011 ski season will be Monday, October 25, 2010