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Fernie Huts Getting Ready for Winter
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Fernie Huts Getting Ready for Winter

Filed in Montane, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 7, 2017 • 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 […]

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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: 2233

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: 661

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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2017 Avalanche Bursary Recipients
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2017 Avalanche Bursary Recipients

Filed in Bursary, Ski Touring by on December 16, 2016 • views: 1079

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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New Tunnel Creek Avalanche Sign
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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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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
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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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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 […]

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 […]

Fernie Lucky 7’s Funding views: 323

The Fernie Transrockies Society (FTS) launched their latest mountain bike event, the Fernie Lucky 7’s, June with a round of applause from the participants. And the participants represented riders from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Montana and Idahio! The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club received $1400 for supporting the event. Ian Stokie and crew marked and […]