October 26, 2002
Continuing Sunny but Cool
October is winding down and there is still very little snow on the mountain, but it isn't quite time to worry - yet. It would actually be unusual to have lasting snow at the base at this time of year, but a little more up top would be reassuring. Still I figure that I won't start to get twitchy for another two or three weeks - well not much.
It has been a glorious fall though, with lots of sunshine and while temperatures are now getting low enough and the ground frozen enough to make mountain biking less appealing, most days it is still glorious just being up on the mountain.
There has been some major scraping and pushing taking place on Silver Fox, where a significant amount of slope has been re-contoured in preparation for the aerials of the World Cup Freestyle event to take place here this winter. It is hard to tell just yet what it might look like when it is all done or how much of the slope might be excluded from normal skiing.
Construction of a McDonald's restaurant is now well under way in the Northlands development in Fernie (just North of the new Best Western). This is surely the final sign that Fernie life as we knew it is now officially over. ;-)