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Montane 10 kilometers groomed for Nordic Skiing

Montane 10 kilometers groomed for Nordic Skiing

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Montane, Ski Touring by on January 11, 2015 • views: 1302

10 kilometers of the Montane road network was groomed for Nordic Skiing this Sunday afternoon (January 11). Hope to groom about once a week going forward. Snow bikers, snowshoers and dog walkers please stay on the outside of the grooming. We will be grooming the sides for these activities probably starting tomorrow. Best to park […]

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Montane Property Nordic Grooming

Montane Property Nordic Grooming

Filed in Biking, Montane, Ski Touring by on January 8, 2015 • views: 776

Some of the FTASTC members have been out signing the Montane property in preparation for snowcat grooming for Nordic Skiing. In partnership with Parastone and probably the FTA we will be grooming ten kilometers of the roadways hopefully once per week. There will be a motorized corridor allowed and signed along the old powerline/pipeline road […]

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Early Season Snow Hazards
Fernie trails

Early Season Snow Hazards

Filed in Ski Touring by on November 25, 2014 • views: 720

Don’t be easily tempted into the steeps with this fresh snow. 80 wide 45-50 deep controlled snowcat trigger in Curry Bowl. When this hit the bottom of the bowl, it remote triggered the the area of trees in the middle of the photo.

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Thunder Meadows firewood
Thunder Meadows firewood

Thunder Meadows firewood

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on October 13, 2014 • views: 1542

Another change of season and few loads of firewood are in the air. Thunder Meadows cabin has a great supply of old larch to keep us warm and dry this winter! Here a a few pics from the harvest:

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FT&STC inducted to Fernie’s Ski Wall of Fame

FT&STC inducted to Fernie’s Ski Wall of Fame

Filed in About, Ski Touring by on March 31, 2014 • views: 907

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club is officially on Fernie’s Ski Wall of Fame! The Fernie Skiing Heritage society awarded the founders at the Class of 2014 Induction. Here is the citation from the gala event: The growth and success of a mountain living community is the many ski experiences that are to be […]

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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: 919

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 […]

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Got a little scared today…
Fernie avalanche conditions

Got a little scared today…

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 21, 2014 • views: 839

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 […]

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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 […]