Fernie| Mountain Sledder Magazine
You’ve been planning this trip for weeks. The sleds are loaded, and hotels booked. One problem: High Avalanche Hazard. Here’s what to do.
Since your man is not a big mountain rider, it can be assumed he will not have a valuable opinion to contribute here. Fortunately, this means you can forgo involving him in terrain choices or decision making for the day. This will sidestep the potential for a disagreement based on a difference of opinion.
The Hartley Lake trail is the access point for true alpine riding amongst the towering limestone peaks of the Rockies. The groomed trail meanders past an old lake bed, through meadows and into some of Fernie’s most remote backcountry. Good route finding and backcountry experience is a must when heading out to this area.
Mountain Sledder: How long have you lived in Fernie, and what prompted the move there? Brad Gilmore: I have lived in Fernie for 3 1/2 years now. I grew up in the small town of Pemberton, tucked away behind Whistler. I spent my entire life there chasing hockey games, motocross …