Fairy Meadows
Ski Trip

March 30 - April 6, 2002

The area in winter is described in Summits and Icefields as "perhaps the backcountry ski destination in Canada."

"If you are looking for a place to spend a week, telemarking every day on challenging slopes in the best powder, the answer is the Fairy Meadow Hut. The terrain is some of the best at any ACC hut, the snow is great, and the hut is the closest thing the ACC has to a ski lodge (check out the new wood-fired sauna!)."

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Background Info:

Reports and Photos

Photo Gallery


Photos and Comments from other groups/trips

The 1999 trip (including a Photo Gallery)

The 2005 trip (including a Photo Gallery)

Paul Marcell (on the 1999 trip) took these photos on a previous trip

  • FM1: View looking west from the hut.
  • FM2: Opposite view from FM1. The hut is a tiny white speck in the sparsely wooded hill below and left of center.
  • FM3: Practice slopes.

Photos from "Martin", dates and particulars unknown but it was 1999

A few summer photos from July 31, 1999 when we passed through from Great Cairn

A report and photos from a summer camp by the Toronto ACC section

"One of the best backcountry skiing destinations of them all: deep, steep and heavily glaciated, with plenty of opportunity to bag summits and then enjoy the descent. You won't be disappointed." - Chic Scott in the December 2001 issue of Explore Magazine (p. 51)
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