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Tunnel Creek Cabin Progress
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Tunnel Creek Cabin Progress

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on October 31, 2011 0 Comments • views: 855

Tunnel Creek’s main cabin structure came together quickly with a good work crew and the experience from the prototype outhouse. Robin Siggers suggests that Ian Stokie is on to something, a light portable cabin design that can be patented. Stokie is confident that it will stand up to a Fernie snow pack and this should […]

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Tunnel Creek Cabin – The Beginning
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Tunnel Creek Cabin – The Beginning

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on October 24, 2011 0 Comments • views: 893

Some ten years after the first application to build a ski touring recreation cabin in Tunnel Creek was submitted, it is finally happening. The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club received permission from the Ministry of Tourism to establish a recreation site and trails. An alpine style cabin designed to sleep six is being built […]

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The NEW Gorby Creek Bridge on Sherwoody
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The NEW Gorby Creek Bridge on Sherwoody

Filed in Ski Touring by on October 9, 2011 0 Comments • views: 673

When George gets excited about a new bridge he’s working on I know it’s going to be an awesome structure. On Saturday we installed George’s latest bridge and it is the best bridge to date! The materials and craftmanship will last for another 25 years and the bridge greatly improved the crossing! The old Gorby […]

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Tunnel Creek Ski Slopes

Tunnel Creek Ski Slopes

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on April 26, 2011 0 Comments • views: 2121

Tunnel Creek is one of Fernie’s top day ski areas and has awesome terrain. Current plans will see a new winter ski touring hut at Tunnel Creek next December. Here are a few aerial images:

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Three Sisters Ski Runs

Three Sisters Ski Runs

Filed in Ski Touring by on April 26, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1639

The Three Sisters offers Fernie’s big mountain skiing and awesome day skiing. Check out these shots:

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Thunder Meadows Ski Runs

Thunder Meadows Ski Runs

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on April 25, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1052

Here are some classic pictures from this year’s adventures at Thunder Meadows and some recently taken images of the great ski terrain.

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NE Slidepath on Fernie Mountain

NE Slidepath on Fernie Mountain

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 26, 2011 0 Comments • views: 634

Climbed up Heiko’s Fernie Mountain Trail on Friday and skied down the slide path on the NE flank of Fernie Mountain. Access is from Alpine Trails condo land (old gravel pit). Park at the locked gate at the end of the public road and walk up to Fairy Creek access road. Fernie Mountain Trail starts about 50 meters past the junction and is signed. Snow shoers frequently use the trail so it is well broken in until you reach the east ridge of Fernie Mountain. Climbing this ridge is a steep, safe route with nicely spaced fir and cedar trees.

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Avalanche Bursary Recipient views: 1072

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: 1031

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: 8036

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: 464

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 […]