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New Tunnel Creek Avalanche Sign
Avalanche Sign

New Tunnel Creek Avalanche Sign

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on November 22, 2016 • views: 949

Those of you skiing at Tunnel Creek will notice the new Avalanche sign complements of BC Recreation Sites & Trails Thanks to funding from BC Recreation Sites & Trails, Avalanche Canada has mapped all of BC’s provincially managed snowmobile recreation areas and many of the backcountry ski areas using the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale. This […]

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Canadian Tire supports Harvey Pass Hut

Canadian Tire supports Harvey Pass Hut

Filed in Harvey Pass by on November 7, 2016 • views: 821

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club is constructing a warming hut in Harvey Pass. This authorized BC Recreation Site will be open to all users. Last week the local Canadian Tire store donated $2500 towards the Harvey Pass project. A huge thanks to Canadian Tire owner Angus McDonald for supporting this official BC Recreation […]

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Harvey Hut Work Party
Harvey Hut Work Party

Harvey Hut Work Party

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring by on September 13, 2016 • views: 1183

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club needs all hands on deck for a BIG concrete pour and clean up this weekend, September 17 and 18th, for the new Harvey Hut. The site has been cleared, the hut laid out and excavated nine footing holes. Now we need your help to mix concrete on site […]

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Harvey Pass Warming Hut Draft Plans
Harvey Pass Hut

Harvey Pass Warming Hut Draft Plans

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring by on August 23, 2016 • views: 1362

Plans to build a new warming hut at Harvey Pass for the 2016-17 winter season are moving ahead quickly. The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club worked to secure official BC government recreation site status and approval to build the Harvey Pass Warming Hut. Everything is in place to move forward with immediate construction of […]

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Columbia Basin Trails Meeting
Columbia Basin Trails Meeting

Columbia Basin Trails Meeting

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Montane by on June 25, 2016 • views: 777

See the attached meeting summary for the Columbia Basin Trails Meeting held June 10-11 in Fernie. Included in this summary are links to a number of websites that were referenced at this meeting and a link to an FTP site that hosts all of the resources we accessed at the event. Download here: TrailsMeetingSummary2016june20 As […]

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Fernie Brewing Donates
cheers to charity

Fernie Brewing Donates

Filed in About, Biking, Hiking, Montane, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on April 4, 2016 • views: 1454

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is very pleased to announce that Fernie Brewing Co. (FBC) donated $3671.64 to our club. Lets give a big thanks to FBC! This February 16th to March 31st, FBC featured the FT&STC in their “Cheers to Charity” fundraising program. The funds will help with ongoing trail and […]

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2016 Avalanche Bursary Final Recipients
avalanche bursary

2016 Avalanche Bursary Final Recipients

Filed in Bursary by on February 22, 2016 • views: 1243

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is pleased to announce the 2016 Avalanche Bursary Final 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. […]

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Avalanche Bursary Recipient 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 […]

Fernie Huts Getting Ready for Winter 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 […]

Harvey Hut Succumbs to Fire 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 […]

Fernie Backcountry is closed 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 […]