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Fernie Brewing Donates
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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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Harvey Pass Warming Hut
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Harvey Pass Warming Hut

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring by on February 8, 2016 • views: 3462

The Harvey Pass area south of Fernie has long been a popular backcountry ski destination.  With popular runs such as Curve Ball, Wild Thing, Romi’s Midnight Run and Next of Kin all accessed from the high mountain forestry road pass. Being so remote (over 40 km on forestry roads from Fernie) backcountry recreationists of all […]

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Fernie Brewing’s Cheers to Charity!
Cheers for Charity

Fernie Brewing’s Cheers to Charity!

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 4, 2016 • views: 1132

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club has been chosen to participate in Fernie Brewing’s  “Cheers for Charity!” donation program. Fernie Brewing  has been operating their “Cheers to Charity!” donation program since December 2013. When it started, they had a simple mandate, which was to raise invaluable funds for local Charities, Clubs and Organizations. Invaluable, […]

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A cabin in one day!
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A cabin in one day!

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on October 25, 2015 • views: 1188

Thank you to those who helped out Saturday, you made a great work party! Lots of people came out to help and the new cabin addition went up in one day. The addition is for day users and has a wood stove and kitchen area. And after a good days work the crew enjoyed the […]

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Tunnel Creek taking shape
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Tunnel Creek taking shape

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on October 15, 2015 • views: 818

The work party last Sunday finished the foundation cribbing and installed the floor joists. Good effort everyone. The next work weekend is the big one, we will be flying walls and windows door, shingles, plywood Etc. With enough people on hand we will have the addition up and weatherproof in two days. The plan will […]

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Tunnel Creek work update
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Tunnel Creek work update

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on August 31, 2015 • views: 798

Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club’s industrious leader, Ian Stokie, sustained a broken neck and hand in a mountain biking accident. These injuries will slow Ian down for a while. Ian believes we can still move ahead with the planned work at Tunnel Creek as long as there are enough people interested. He can still […]

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Tunnel Creek addition and news
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Tunnel Creek addition and news

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on August 9, 2015 • views: 919

The FT&STC will be working on the Tunnel Creek Hut this September. Planning to reclad and put in foundations Sept 5th & 6th. Then prefabbing the Addition at Gord Ohms shop and having it in place by the end of Sept. People interested in helping with this project can reply to Ian Stokie (istokie@yahoo.com). This […]

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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 […]