Fairy Meadows
Ski Trip

April 9 - 15, 2005

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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Photo Gallery

Photos were originally posted as received, with thumbnails linked to larger screen-sized versions. They were (and still are) organized by the person who took them. The original online galleries as well as full resolution originals were written to a DVD and distributed to everyone a month or two after the trip. As of Feb 10, 2006 they are being edited, so they are still organized by person but many are being removed. Eventually the remaining ones will be reorganized by topic, category or day for a final archived gallery.

Background Info:

Photos and Reports from other trips

2003 Videos from Tim Place (who will join us this year)

Our 2002 trip (including a Photo Gallery)

Our 1999 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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