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Inside a WINCH-CAT GROOMER at Fernie Alpine Resort, BC



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Grooming steep slopes requires the use of a winch to help pull the cat (groomer) up the mountainside, and so it doesn't slide down the mountain while trying to groom the terrain. In this video, I go for a ride along with Blair who has been grooming at Fernie Alpine Resort for the last 30 years!
People like Blair are the unsung heroes of the mountain, and so I made this video to ensure they get the credit they deserve, as well as to give you some insight as to how it is done with these awesome machines!
As always, I hope you enjoy the video, and subscribe to be a part of future videos (www.YouTube.com/DownieLive).
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Props to the driver/operator! The man is a true professional. I’m sure he is underpaid and undervalued.

by Matt Heaton 2 years ago

Blair the operator sounds like a man who knows his business. Exactly who you would want running one of these expensive machines.

by Nederlander 1 year ago

The groomer needs some grooming.

by mack- mann 1 year ago

Sick vid! Always wanted to know about those groomers. Plus that operator is quite a character! He’s got some serious chops going on!

by Rob Steves 2 years ago

I don’t like looking at that cable.

by Jetski Jay 1 year ago

The drivers beard/hair thing he has going on is absolutely epic!!😂 You could see him in a grocery store and know he’s a groomer!

by D B 5 months ago

This reminds me of climbing dunes with a jeep at silver lake lol (other end of the climate spectrum) that angle always feels like you're gonna flip backward lol great vid!

by Twerking Twinkies 1 year ago

Not shown in video: Blair bagging the pow line & then grooming over the evidence. 😎

by misterfunnybones 1 year ago

Thanks for the tour Blair and Downie! Many turns!

by briansmobile1 1 year ago

Awesome videos. Its always interesting to see the behind-the-scenes of how a ski resort works.
It also makes you whine less about costly lift tickets. :)

by Christian Westling 4 months ago

NEIL YOUNG WORKS AT SKI RESORT !!! Music business is rough on old Rockers

by coby PORSCHIFER 1 year ago

Now I know where Neil Young spends his winter months! Seriously though, these Cats are awesome machines. I saw them from a distance years ago at Whistler, and I got to do a ride along in a regular groomer once here in Ontario at Blue Mountain, but that was an epic video. Thanks to you Fernie!

by Chris Gilbert 3 months ago

Blair is REALLY good at explaining the gear and processes.

by sjc1204 1 year ago

Give this video an award. Mike, you're such a natural. I hope some cable show picks you up, if that's what you want. That driver really knows his stuff. Great video.

by GrotrianSeiler 3 months ago

Wowo 30 years!. I miss my snowcating days.

by TheXanUser 1 year ago

Here in Sioux City Iowa we have a tube hill and we use this type of machine to groom the hill it awesome watching it work

by Snowmen 2017 1 year ago

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