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Surface Hoar Layer in the Flathead Subregion
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Surface Hoar Layer in the Flathead Subregion

Filed in Ski Touring by on December 20, 2013 • views: 962

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.

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Thunder Meadows Work Party a Success
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Thunder Meadows Work Party a Success

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on September 19, 2013 • views: 1237

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 […]

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Thunder Meadows 20th anniversary get together and work party
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Thunder Meadows 20th anniversary get together and work party

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on September 9, 2013 • views: 1163

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 […]

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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: 1371

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.

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Fernie Backcountry Powder experiences
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Fernie Backcountry Powder experiences

Filed in Ski Touring by on March 9, 2013 • views: 1103

Local Fernie resident Gary Walker has been editing short video clips from his memorable recreation experiences. Here is a short clip from ski touring this wonderful winter:

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New Orca Bowl Crossing
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New Orca Bowl Crossing

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 13, 2013 • views: 1101

To call this a “bridge” in light of the the new standard set by George would be a stretch…so I’m going to suggest this structure is a crossing. When Mitch, Ian and I arrived to install the timbers, three helpers arrived seconds later! Ian thouroughly tested the structure.

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Ski Touring as good as it gets in December
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Ski Touring as good as it gets in December

Filed in Ski Touring by on January 1, 2013 • views: 1031

Fernie has enjoyed a historic December for ski touring with a healthy snowpack and great temperatures. The snowpack has been stable with Moderate and Low avalanche hazard ratings by the CAC. The 166 cm snowfall in 7 days was light snow and the temperature has remained cold. Excellent powder, stable conditions and good coverage summarizes […]

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Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019 views: 247

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club is pleased to announce the new Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019 membership. This membership includes Montane 4-season access, winter grooming, cabin access, summer trails and a FTA trail supporter pass. Starting immediately the “Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019” membership is available for Winter & Summer 2019 […]

Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop views: 57

Join Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop (EVSAW) for a gathering of winter enthusiasts at the Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop, November 10, 2018! This one-day seminar welcomes avalanche professionals and recreationalists alike to engage in vibrant discussions and learn from fellow avalanche practitioners. A variety of topics including case studies of past events and information […]

2018 Avalanche Bursary Program Recipient views: 60

Yuri Lortscher is the most recent applicant who the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club has supported in our Avalanche Bursary Program. Every year $2000 is available to help further avalanche education in the Elk Valley. The program has been existence for the past decade and bursary applicants need to apply in writing to fernietrails@fernie.com […]

Fernie Cabins getting ready for Winter views: 676

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club is preparing it’s backcountry overnight Fernie huts for another 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. This seasons hut bookings open on November 1st and will be managed online. Every […]