I’ve been reading a few magazine articles about riding in canada: secret powder stashes and the like, and it’s all really promising. The more photos of the terrain that I look at, the more excited I get. It looks awesome.
There’s one snippet that I’ve heard/read that I hadn’t really thought about that much – the temperature. I’d heard that it’s cold, especially in January, but I didn’t think about how this might effect your riding each day.
Normally I’m up for first lift – but a couple of sources seem to be suggesting that you’re better off waiting a little until it warms up… I guess we’ll just have to wait and see, but that doesn’t sound like something I’d like to do… but maybe I’m being a bit naive 🙂
There’s also a pretty cool unofficial Fernie report out there: Craig’s Unofficial Fernie Alpine Resort Page. Simon showed this to me a while ago, and there’s some great info on there. The archives go way back, so you can check out when there were massive dumps in the past. But one of the things I like best about it is that there are plenty of photos of the mountain without snow.
I reckon that knowing the mountain when there’s no snow cover has got to give you a different perspective when it comes to riding it in the winter…
Apart from that, I’ve hooked myself up with a pretty sweet pair of Analog pants. Nice! Hopefully I’ll get around to posting a picture or two 🙂