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Avalanche at Fernie Alpine Resort leaves no casualties, injuries

No one was harmed in an avalanche that occurred up on Polar Peak on the morning of Feb. 14
Fernie Alpine Resort Opening Weekend. December 2023 (Photo by Gillian Francis)

An avalanche at Fernie Alpine Resort on Feb. 14 has left no casualties or injuries.

Recreationalists are safe following a skier-triggered avalanche that occurred mid-morning on Polar Peak.

The resort communications team has confirmed that ski patrol did complete snow safety work prior to Polar Peak opening that day, including a snow profile review and explosive and ski cutting measures.

“Guest and team safety is of the ultimate importance and we take this very seriously,” said vice president of resort experience Matt Mosteller.

Elk Valley RCMP and Fernie Search and Rescue both said they had not been called to the scene.

Polar Peak will remain closed for the time being for a full slope evaluation and incident review.

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