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Avalanche Bursary Recipient
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Avalanche Bursary Recipient

Filed in Bursary by on October 14, 2017 • views: 847

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is pleased to announce another recipient of an Avalanche Bursary. Yuri Lortscher was awarded $500 to help pay for a AvSAR course, a prerequisite for the Avalanche Operations Level II course. Above: FTSTC President Ian Stokie (left) presents a cheque to Yuri at our annual wood splitting […]

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Fernie Huts Getting Ready for Winter
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Fernie Huts Getting Ready for Winter

Filed in Montane, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 7, 2017 • views: 812

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club is preparing it’s backcountry overnight Fernie huts for a busy winter season. The Thunder Meadows and Tunnel Creek are basic backcounty huts geared towards ski and split-board mountaineering and are rented on a nightly basis. Each Autumn Club members get together to gather firewood, fill the propane and […]

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Harvey Hut Succumbs to Fire

Harvey Hut Succumbs to Fire

Filed in Harvey Pass by on September 5, 2017 • views: 7671

The nearly completed Harvey Hut BC Recreation site was tragically lost in a wildfire that started in the Lodgepole and quickly spread across the landscape. Now at nearly 2000 hectares, this fast moving wildfire was fueled by erratic winds over the weekend that unexpectedly moved the fire towards the hut in the overnight hours. It […]

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Fernie Backcountry is closed
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Fernie Backcountry is closed

Filed in Biking, Harvey Pass, Hiking, Montane, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on September 3, 2017 • views: 268

All hiking and biking trails in Fernie and surrounding area are closed. This included our cabins; Thunder Meadows, Montane and Tunnel Creek. Unfortunately our Harvey Hut burnt in the out-of-control Lodgepole fire on the weekend. In the interest of public safety, effective at noon Pacific Time on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, all Crown land within […]

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Fernie Lucky 7’s Funding
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Fernie Lucky 7’s Funding

Filed in Biking by on August 3, 2017 • views: 322

The Fernie Transrockies Society (FTS) launched their latest mountain bike event, the Fernie Lucky 7’s, June with a round of applause from the participants. And the participants represented riders from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Montana and Idahio! The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club received $1400 for supporting the event. Ian Stokie and crew marked and […]

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Fire Ban at Cabins
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Fire Ban at Cabins

Filed in Harvey Pass, Hiking, Montane, Thunder Meadows by on August 3, 2017 • views: 464

The FT&STC has banned all fires at the Thunder Meadows, Montane Hut, and Tunnel Creek cabins until further notice. This ban applies to all fires including the wood stoves. The official fire ban issued from BC Wildfire is as follows: Campfire Ban in Place for Entire East Kootenay The entire East Kootenay is under a […]

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PORKY BLUE REGISTRATION 2017
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PORKY BLUE REGISTRATION 2017

Filed in Biking by on July 23, 2017 • views: 1111

Porky Blue 2017 will be on Saturday August 5th. Registration for this year’s Porky Blue will start on Monday July 24. Registration will be on the Zone 4 website for this year’s event. Late registration will take place from 8:00 – 9:30 the morning of the event. Please note only the first 100 participants will […]

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Fernie Trails Spring Party views: 903

Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club invites you to a Apres-Ski BBQ and fire pit at our Montane Hut! Saturday March 25th from noon until 5PM. XC ski, bike, hike, snowshoe, to get there and the event is dog friendly. Hot dogs, chips, hot chocolate, cookies all provided. Come have some spring fun!

Skiers rescued from Lost Boys Pass views: 2233

Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR) was activated on Saturday, March 11 to search for two Colorado skiers who had not been heard from or seen since March 9 and who had been missing for over 36 hours. Witnesses had last seen the subjects in the area of Lost Boys Pass heading towards Sand Creek and […]

Thunder Meadows via Cabin Bowl views: 661

I recently enjoyed a nice walk to Thunder Meadows via Cabin Bowl. Cornices were referenced in the Avalanche Report as being Considerable hazard and Polaris Bowl and Easy Street are known for such activity, so we took the long route for safety. It had been years since I climbed the summer trail in winter and […]

2016 AGM views: 638

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club is hosting its 2016 Annual General Meeting. Members and new members are welcome to attend. The agenda will be posted here soon. Date: Thursday, February 23, @ 7 PM Place: Silver Rock Condominiums, 1500 McDonald Ave, Fernie, BC V0B 1M1