Subscribe via RSS Feed

admin

rss feed

admin's Latest Posts

Recent Articles

Ian Stokie presented Fernie Mountain Culture Award
Fernie Mountain Culture Award

Ian Stokie presented Fernie Mountain Culture Award

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 23, 2014 • views: 1348

Ian Stokie, President of the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club, has been awarded the Fernie Mountain Culture Award for 2014. There were four generations of Stokies at the presentation to celebrate with Ian. We can all thank Ian for is years of hard work and dedication to our community, ski racing, ski instructing, building […]

READ ON

Got a little scared today…
Fernie avalanche conditions

Got a little scared today…

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 21, 2014 • views: 1211

In this last work shift, it has been difficult for the South Rockies field team to find safe terrain for making snowpack and avalanche observations. We chose itineraries that mostly avoided avalanche terrain, and we still got to see some surprising avalanche events. Our day turned into an enactment of what the SPAW (special public […]

READ ON

Test results on a critical avalanche layer
fernie avalanche

Test results on a critical avalanche layer

Filed in Ski Touring by on December 28, 2013 • views: 962

On December 24th in the Harvey Pass area, a skier triggered the facet/crust layer from a sparsely treed slope at treeline. This slab propagated well above the skier releasing the slab from the ridgeline around 2288 m. This avalanche was reported as a size 2. Here is Gord ND Jen assessing the weak layer:

READ ON

Surface Hoar Layer in the Flathead Subregion
Fernie avalanche conditions

Surface Hoar Layer in the Flathead Subregion

Filed in Ski Touring by on December 20, 2013 • views: 821

On December 19th the Southern Rockies Avai team observed the late November surface hoar layer in our Flathead sub region. The firm snow above the weak layer has formed a slab that may be sensitive to sled and ski triggering. Watch Gord Ohm locate the failure of the layer during a snowpack test.

READ ON

Thunder Meadows Work Party a Success
ski touring hut

Thunder Meadows Work Party a Success

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on September 19, 2013 • views: 1131

The Thunder Meadows Work Party was a success as all of the list items were completed and we had some fun celebrating the cabins 20th anniversary. The anniversary work party saw the rebuild of the cabin front deck, re-plywooding of the kitchen floor, painting of the entire interior (including benches and tables), a new kitchen […]

READ ON

Thunder Meadows 20th anniversary get together and work party
fernie

Thunder Meadows 20th anniversary get together and work party

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on September 9, 2013 • views: 1012

The weekend of Sept 14 to 15th is the planned date for the Thunder Meadows 20th anniversary get together and work party. With an adequate work party we home to make significant improvements to the cabin. To participate you can hike up for a day or the weekend. With limited sleeping space in the cabin […]

READ ON

Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club Meeting
Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club Meeting

Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club Meeting

Filed in About by on May 22, 2013 • views: 1186

The directors of the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club are meeting Thursday May 23 8:00 P.M. @ Freshies. All members or interested people are invited to attend. Discussion will be about Island Lake, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek and summer activities.

READ ON

Tunnel Creek Hut Update views: 117

Good Evening, I took a jaunt (hiked in) up to the Tunnel Creek Hut today. All is well with the facility and the lights worked- very cool! There’s still quite a bit of snow on the access road that starts about a mile and a half from the highway. There’s a couple of small trees […]

Montane Hut Annual Hot dog Roast- Saturday March 31 views: 355

Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club will once again be hosting our annual hot-dog roast at the Montane hut on Saturday March 31 from 11:00- 3:00. Everyone welcome. Ski, bike, snowshoe or bike to the hut. Hot-dogs and hot chocolate are free compliments of the Fernie Hotel. Come out and enjoy the sunshine and a […]

Harvey Hut “Cheers to Charity!” views: 3217

The Harvey Hut rebuild project has been chosen to participate in Fernie Brewing’s “Cheers to Charity!” donation program. Harvey Hut burnt last September in BC’s worst fire season ever. Over $20,000 in supplies and thousands of volunteer hours were lost in the fire. From Friday February 16th until Saturday March 15th, all “Cheers to Charity!” […]

FT&STC Annual General Meeting views: 2003

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club Annual General Meeting is being held on February 22nd, 7 P.M. at the Silver Rock meeting room ( beside Dairy Queen ). The club has had a busy year and we look forward to recapping with everyone, new members welcome. The agenda is as follows, or download for […]