I've been to Farnham for skierx, its government and private funded. There are also access gates twice along the drive up, which takes about an hour. During the winter RK heli-ski uses the terrain for drops. If you went poaching up there you'd be run off the glacier. I don't suggest it.
Here are some photos... May national skierx camp, nothing like a little cat skiing and freshies on the tax payers dollar.
They have satelitte TV up there, full kitchen, gym, oh, and a SICK gymnastics tramp in the snow.
^those pics give a much better idea of the facility than any magazine article i've read on the place!
good to see Alpine Canada taking some kind of an interest in skierX. too bad the discipline needs to be developed at the grassroots level to really start producing skiers for when we get it into the olympics.
Haha, actually skierx isn't under alpine Canada, it's under snowsports Canada, it was initially under freestyle but then they realized that aerialists and mogul skiers don't make good skierx athletes.
We already have a lot of the top skierx athletes in the world, Davey Barr, Brian Bennett, Ashleigh McIvor, Aleisha Cline, Anik Demers, Stan Hayer etc. But yeah, the program is starting from nothing, it's a little disorganized and there isn't a real pool of athletes to select from, should be interesting though, I think we've got a really good shot at some medals in 2010. I ran the cypress course in April and its soooooooooo much fun.
Haha nope, we got 3inches of pow, not bad for may/june. But yeah they are owned by RK heli ski, there's some sick terrain up there that they use in the winter. We weren't allowed off marked terrain much because of all the crevasses.
If you have a sled and want to go somewhere, just go to like... revelstoke or someplace else. You'd get run off the glacier at Farnham.
Seeing as I've said TWICE now that the land is PRIVATELY owned by both RK heli-ski and Canada Olympic Developement Association and the government you'd get a fine for tresspassing. Its a bad idea, and there are PLENTY of better places to sled.