Within the five legendary bowls at Fernie Alpine Resort also come legendary powder stashes. From Wally’s Follies, to Mars Run, all of these favorite lines have one thing in common- a traverse is required to get there. Much time is spent trying to set and maintain standard traverse lines to make these areas accessible, avoid skier collisions, and most of all preserve fall line skiing. With the introduction of roped sign lines in recent years, the use of gates has been more and more popular. Gates are breaks in the permanent rope that are opened and closed. Gates are installed at the most convenient and popular access points. The patrol would like to remind all riders that for the above mentioned reasons these gates and set traverses are to be used. Thanks for the help, and long live the fall line!