January 16, 2000
Day Time Dump
There was only a bit of new snow in the driveway when we headed out around 9:30 this morning, but it was starting to snow fairly hard and at times during the day it matured into classic Fernie dump rates. Of course it was soft almost everywhere, but the weekend traffic meant it was pretty chopped up in most spots. However we found lots of nice turns, even though we didn't visit many of the normal stashes.
Initially everything but the Face Lift and the Cedar High Traverse were open, but around noon Easter Bowl and Currie closed in quick succession. As far as I know everything else managed to stay open the rest of the day.
There were occasional breaks in the snowfall during the day, but these were generally short and followed by reinvigorated dumps. However the snow stopped right around closing time and has not restarted yet.
At ten to eight in the evening, it is now 0 C at the house and that is a bit unsettling since it was -4 C around five.