We need photos! Please send me photos of all you awesome patrollers doing your thing on the hill.
The AST 1 course is being run February 1-2, 2014. Please contact James Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining, or want more information. Class is limited to 8 people, first come first served. If space allows, friends and family may join the class, too. Class is free (paid for by CSP Fernie) for members, $100 for friends and family.
The Companion Rescue and Snow Pit Analysis courses will be run if there is enough interest. Please email James if you are interested. Again, fees are paid by CSP, $30 per course for non-members. Neither of these courses is certified, they are for interest only, and if you are considering doing your Avalanche level 1 they will be good to do.
Fernie will be opening this Saturday. Here is the link to the news release.
And here are the important details:
Highlights for November 23rd & 24th
- Lifts & Terrain Open (9am – 4pm)
Bear Express Quad
Groomed Runs in Lizard & Cedar Bowl plus Lower Mountain (where conditions permit)
- Services Open
Ticket Office/Guest Services (8am – 5pm)
Rental Shop & Sports Alpine Retail Shop (8:30am – 4:30pm)
Daylodge (8:30am – 4:30pm)
Griz Bar (12:00pm – 6:00pm)
As of the current moment, lift evacuation training will be going ahead Saturday.
For anyone wishing to join the volunteer ski patrol, the full first aid course starts September 28 in Fernie.
Dates for the rookie course are:
Lift evacuation day (mandatory for all Fernie patrollers) is tentatively set for Saturday, November 23.
If you are interested in joining us, please contact Swinder.
Fernie recert day for returnees is Sunday, September 15, College of the Rockies. BLS (CPR) day is Sunday, October 6.
Elkford recert day for returnees is Saturday, November 16. BLS (CPR) day is Sunday, November 24.
Please note that any zone patroller can attend either course to get updated for the 2013/14 season.
See you all there!
It's our last weekend of operation this weekend, and there's lots on. Bands in the plaza, the PPP, the Slope Soaker (brrr), general craziness all around. We still have several spaces open, so if you want to patrol on the weekend, let Swinder know!
Also, don't forget our AGM on Saturday night. Email Swinder for the address if you don't have it.