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Skiers rescued from Lost Boys Pass
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Skiers rescued from Lost Boys Pass

Filed in Ski Touring by on March 12, 2017 • views: 2382

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 […]

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Thunder Meadows via Cabin Bowl
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Thunder Meadows via Cabin Bowl

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on March 12, 2017 • views: 814

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 […]

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2016 AGM

2016 AGM

Filed in About by on February 5, 2017 • views: 777

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

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Tunnel Creek Solar Power
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Tunnel Creek Solar Power

Filed in Tunnel Creek by on January 11, 2017 • views: 1098

Tunnel Creek entered the new year with Solar Power! The new solar panels will power e lights. Additional avalanche awareness signage was also added to hurts exterior.

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Ghostrider Motorsports Supports Harvey Hut
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Ghostrider Motorsports Supports Harvey Hut

Filed in Harvey Pass by on December 17, 2016 • views: 1070

Ghostrider Motorsports contributed $1000 to the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club for the Harvey Pass Warming Hut project. The Harvey Pass Warming Hut is another great resource for backcountry users in the Elk Valley. The Harvey area has been a popular backcountry snowmobiling and skiing destination for decades and this new BC Recreation facility […]

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2017 Avalanche Bursary Recipients
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2017 Avalanche Bursary Recipients

Filed in Bursary, Ski Touring by on December 16, 2016 • views: 1173

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is pleased to announce two 2017 Avalanche Bursary recipients. The avalanche bursary program has been in place for several years with the goal of promoting avalanche safety and awareness in the Elk Valley and to assist individuals who are pursuing a career in the avalanche industry. Gordon […]

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FSA donates to Harvey Pass Warming Hut
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FSA donates to Harvey Pass Warming Hut

Filed in Harvey Pass by on November 30, 2016 • views: 1121

The Fernie Snowmobile Association has donated $5000 to to the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club to help complete the Harvey Pass Warming Hut. Dave Hozjan (right to left) was pleased to present a cheque to Ian Stokie and Ryland Nelson of the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club. The FSA will provide half the […]

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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 […]