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Tunnel Creek Cabin Update
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Tunnel Creek Cabin Update

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on November 7, 2011 0 Comments • views: 738

The cabin project moved closer to fruition with another productive day of work lead by Ian Stokie, Master Carpenter and concept provider, and grunts. The siding was applied today and the remaining tasks are spray foaming the inside, covering the foam with plywood, building the bunks and table, installing the door, windows,heater and lights, and […]

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Tunnel Creek Cabin Progress
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Tunnel Creek Cabin Progress

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on October 31, 2011 0 Comments • views: 855

Tunnel Creek’s main cabin structure came together quickly with a good work crew and the experience from the prototype outhouse. Robin Siggers suggests that Ian Stokie is on to something, a light portable cabin design that can be patented. Stokie is confident that it will stand up to a Fernie snow pack and this should […]

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Tunnel Creek Cabin – The Beginning
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Tunnel Creek Cabin – The Beginning

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on October 24, 2011 0 Comments • views: 893

Some ten years after the first application to build a ski touring recreation cabin in Tunnel Creek was submitted, it is finally happening. The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club received permission from the Ministry of Tourism to establish a recreation site and trails. An alpine style cabin designed to sleep six is being built […]

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The NEW Gorby Creek Bridge on Sherwoody
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The NEW Gorby Creek Bridge on Sherwoody

Filed in Ski Touring by on October 9, 2011 0 Comments • views: 673

When George gets excited about a new bridge he’s working on I know it’s going to be an awesome structure. On Saturday we installed George’s latest bridge and it is the best bridge to date! The materials and craftmanship will last for another 25 years and the bridge greatly improved the crossing! The old Gorby […]

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The Guides Hut provides Townies for Porky Blue
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The Guides Hut provides Townies for Porky Blue

Filed in Biking by on July 28, 2011 3 Comments • views: 896

This years Porky Blue is pleased to announce that Mark Gallop, owner of the Guides Hut, is donating two townies bikes for the raffle at the post-ride party. The bikes are very nice and it will be exciting to have someone leave the event with his and her townies. Pat Gilmar said, “We are very […]

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Porky Blue Ride and Roast 2011
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Porky Blue Ride and Roast 2011

Filed in Biking by on June 9, 2011 8 Comments • views: 2055

The 2nd Annual Porky Blue Ride and Roast is being held on Saturday July 30th. Porky Blue is Stage 2 of this years TransRockies however this ride is not a race and you can take the shuttle and avoid the climb to Coal Creek summit. We define “not a race” with no start or finish […]

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Tunnel Creek Update

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on December 21, 2009 0 Comments • views: 559

Tunnel Creek Winter shelter application has been approved. The AGM will be mid-January at Freshies, date to be decided and will be posted on this site.

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Avalanche Bursary Recipient views: 1072

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 […]

Fernie Huts Getting Ready for Winter views: 1031

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 […]

Harvey Hut Succumbs to Fire views: 8036

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 […]

Fernie Backcountry is closed views: 464

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 […]