Dragon Tamers will be on display at the Fernie Museum, showcasing local avalanche control for winter 2021-22. (Image courtesy of Sara Edmondson)

Dragon Tamers will be on display at the Fernie Museum, showcasing local avalanche control for winter 2021-22. (Image courtesy of Sara Edmondson)

New exhibit at Fernie Museum

Learn about avalanche control this winter

Learn about local and provincial avalanche control at the latest exhibit at the Fernie Museum.

The Dragon Tamers is put together from a lot of local know-how and history right here in the Elk Valley, chronicling the what, why, how and who when it comes to avalanche control on our mountains.

With a local focus on the history of avalanche control at Fernie’s ski area, the exhibit features content from Fernie’s avalanche control teams.

Executive director of the Fernie Museum, Sara Edmondson said the exhibit was “a tip of the hat to both the volunteer and professional patrollers who do that important work to keep us safe.

“We all hear the avalanche bombs going off, but you don’t really understand what’s going on,” she said.

You can learn a lot about whats going on at the exhibit, which will on at the Fernie Museum through winter 2021-22.

Much of the local content and knowledge was gathered by former professional patroller, Sue Boyd together with other former and current patrollers on Fernie Alpine Resort, and put together and curated by local artist Laura Nelson.

The exhibit is augmented by pieces from ‘Land of Thundering Snow’, an exhibit from the Revelstoke Museum on avalanche control around there and Rogers Pass.

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