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Final 2017 Avalanche Bursary Recipients
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Final 2017 Avalanche Bursary Recipients

Filed in Bursary by on January 2, 2018 • views: 345

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is pleased to announce the final recipients of an Avalanche Bursary for 2017. Simon Pollock (Above right) is a 22 year old from the small town of Elora, Ontario. He is now living in Fernie attending the College of the Rockies, studying Mountain Adventure Skills Training. It […]

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Avalanche Bursary Recipient
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Avalanche Bursary Recipient

Filed in Bursary by on October 14, 2017 • views: 1274

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 […]

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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: 1317

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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2016 Avalanche Bursary Final Recipients
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2016 Avalanche Bursary Final Recipients

Filed in Bursary by on February 22, 2016 • views: 1446

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 Awarded
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Avalanche Bursary Awarded

Filed in Bursary by on January 6, 2016 • views: 1106

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is pleased to announce that we have awarded an Avalanche Bursary to Jeremy Wishart. Jeremy was awarded $750 to help fund his CAA Level 2 Avalanche Operations. On receiving the bursary Jeremy commented, “Please pass on my gratitude to the FTSTC for their generosity in providing this […]

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Avalanche Bursary Thank you
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Avalanche Bursary Thank you

Filed in Bursary by on February 7, 2015 • views: 873

Curtis Hall was a recipient of the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club’s annual avalanche training bursary program. He successfully completed his level 1 and is see here with course instructor Tomo Fujimura. Congratulations Curtis! Curtis Hall wrote, “I would like to thank the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club for their support in awarding […]

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FT&STC Avalanche Bursary appreciated
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FT&STC Avalanche Bursary appreciated

Filed in Bursary by on January 30, 2015 • views: 885

Following is a thank you letter from Melissa Makepeace for the Avalanche Bursary received from our club last November. I would like to express my gratitude for your support. This past December I successfully completed the Canadian Avalanche Association Level 2 program. The financial contribution I received from the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club […]

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FT&STC Annual General Meeting views: 1208

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. Hope to see you there.

Avalanche on Tunnel Creek Access Road views: 276

An Avalanche Canada MIN report was posted this week regarding a Class 3 slide that covered the Tunnel Creek access road. Last week’s high avalanche cycle and special warning from Avalanche Canada saw naturual size 3.5 avalanches occur throughout the Lizard Range. The Tunnel Creek Size 3 slide (probably Jan 10 as it had 15cm […]

Fernie Huts Getting Ready for Winter views: 1267

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: 8327

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 […]