VIDEO: Insanity Ensues During “Currie 500” as Rope Drops on Currie Bowl at Fernie Alpine Resort, BC

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The storm that dumped on BC ski resorts Friday evening saw a staggering 21″ drop on Fernie Alpine Resort.

As you would expect, the dump drew salivating powder hounds on Saturday, resulting in the local phenomenon known as the “Currie 500.”

Following extensive avalanche mitigation work, the resort opened its Currie Bowl just after lunch.

By then, hundreds of people had gathered in anticipation of sharing first tracks on the bowl when the rope dropped. The opening of Currie Bowl always attracts large crowds, but Saturday’s was particularly huge.

The insanity following the moment the rope dropped was caught in the video above.

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