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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: 1420

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: 1547

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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Tunnel Creek Ski Slopes

Tunnel Creek Ski Slopes

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on April 26, 2011 0 Comments • views: 2854

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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Morrissey Slide Path

Morrissey Slide Path

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on February 11, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1186

Had a good ski up North Tunnel Creek and down the Morrissey Slide Path that drops onto HWY 3. Instead of climbing up from the Tunnel Creek parking area we went up over the power transmission line right of way and up North Tunnel Creek, under the Tunnel slide paths. Need good stability to take this route.

The ski down the Morrissey slide path was very nice at the top 800 meters but very ugly in the lower 300 meters to the highway. Highway 3 drivers should be very thankful for the numerous avalanche structures that prevent large slides from crossing the roadway.

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Tunnel Creek December 26th

Tunnel Creek December 26th

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on December 28, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1111

Skiied up to Tunnel Creek Ridge on Boxing Day with Ian, Jack and Mitch. Stability was good with 15 cm of good powder on the ice crust. Went down Home Run and did not have to navigate alder bushes until below the cliff band.

Last week some skiers used their snowmobile for access along the road. If you see anyone doing this tell them it is not open for sleds until March 15. Turn them around!

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North Tunnel Creek Slidepaths

North Tunnel Creek Slidepaths

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on February 7, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1147

Ian, Jack, Dave and Pat toured up North Tunnel Creek to the Tunnel Creek and Morrissey slidepaths today. Stability was good and we made two runs off of Tunnel Ridge in excellent powder conditions. At the top of the ridge there was 2.25 meters of snowpack. It appeared that no one had ventured into this basin this season. A very impressive avalanche had bulldozed it’s way several weeks ago down North Tunnel Creek and left vertical walls 3 meters high on both sides of the drainage. This route made for easy climbing and all the alder was nicely buried.

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Tunnel Creek. Jan 03. 10

Tunnel Creek. Jan 03. 10

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on January 7, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1035

Three of us toured up Tunnel Creek on Sunday, met up with two other groups. Had a lot of settling on the way up and were triggering large slabs (50-80 cm ) down the back side of Sunnyside. Wind loading on top of suface hoar. We stuck to sunnyside for three runs.
P.S. Some of us from the Ski Touring Club usually go out on Sundays, Anyone interested in joining us we meet at Freshies before 9:00 A.M. or call Ian @ (250)423-0726

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Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019 views: 247

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club is pleased to announce the new Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019 membership. This membership includes Montane 4-season access, winter grooming, cabin access, summer trails and a FTA trail supporter pass. Starting immediately the “Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019” membership is available for Winter & Summer 2019 […]

Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop views: 57

Join Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop (EVSAW) for a gathering of winter enthusiasts at the Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop, November 10, 2018! This one-day seminar welcomes avalanche professionals and recreationalists alike to engage in vibrant discussions and learn from fellow avalanche practitioners. A variety of topics including case studies of past events and information […]

2018 Avalanche Bursary Program Recipient views: 60

Yuri Lortscher is the most recent applicant who the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club has supported in our Avalanche Bursary Program. Every year $2000 is available to help further avalanche education in the Elk Valley. The program has been existence for the past decade and bursary applicants need to apply in writing to fernietrails@fernie.com […]

Fernie Cabins getting ready for Winter views: 675

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club is preparing it’s backcountry overnight Fernie huts for another 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. This seasons hut bookings open on November 1st and will be managed online. Every […]