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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-07-2017, 03:09 AM Thread Starter
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Default Snowmobile Sighting on Sproatt

I know this is an ongoing issue. Just a quick note...

Two of us skied up to Sproatt from Whistler Cemetery via Hanging Lake Trail on Sunday, April 2. At the same time when we entered the bowl below the summit (~1350m), at least 5 to 7 snowmobilers came down from the col west of Sproatt. They came to as close as 50 metres in front of us, and shot up approximately one of the common ski runs NNW or Sproatt. We had to retreat and skin up a steeper terrain east of them to avoid potential dangerous encounters. But they stayed there for about half an hour to gang bang all the slopes, left trails of visible green/yellow-ish liquid on the snow and lots of noise one of them certainly rode straight over a small tree trunk buried in the snow, as we discovered later. We eventually had to meet/cross their deep tracks on the upper level. And, by the time we were up, they just left. We did not feel safe at all in those half an hour or so, as we kept hearing them getting close to us again and again. We were not sure whether we were in the non-motorized zone or not, so we did not take more photos of evidence specifically targeting those snowmobilers. If I knew for certain, Id have yelled and confronted them

Filled out the 21 Mile Creek survey, and emailed FMCBC. Hope more of us report these encounters to raise (louder) of our concerns.
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