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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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Tunnel Creek Cabin Liftoff Pending
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Tunnel Creek Cabin Liftoff Pending

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on November 22, 2011 0 Comments • views: 693

The liftoff of the Tunnel Creek cabin from Gord Ohm’s workshop to its final resting spot just below the tree line in Tunnel Creek is pending. Clear skies later this week could be the window that we are looking for. NASA is not involved. Here are s few pics from last evenings work crew. Pat […]

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Tunnel Creek Cabin
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Tunnel Creek Cabin

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on November 30, 2011 0 Comments • views: 3836

Tunnel Creek Cabin is sitting in its permanent home at 5625 feet in the Lizard Range just south of Fernie. At this time the cabin is not being booked as the toilet is not functional. This should be taken care of shortly, a posting will be made regarding the booking status. Booking will be managed […]

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Thunder Meadows Hut on December 11th
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Thunder Meadows Hut on December 11th

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on December 13, 2011 0 Comments • views: 766

On Sunday eight of us ski toured to Thunder Meadows Hut from the White Pass Chair at Fernie Alpine Resort. We figured it was best to start high and avoid climbing up the shallow snowpack and thick alder bush that makes getting over the headwall into Cabin Bowl a tough challenge this time of year. […]

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Tunnel Creek Snow Conditions
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Tunnel Creek Snow Conditions

Filed in Tunnel Creek by on January 12, 2012 0 Comments • views: 765

Beautiful day today – 25 new up high – avg 140 HS at the cabin, 190 at the ridge skied well – was a temp crust below the new snow but smooth and pleasant Dec 11 surface hoar 90 cm down at 1900m – unreactive in compression test N aspect rain crust on the rd […]

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Thunder Meadows  Feb 4 2012
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Thunder Meadows Feb 4 2012

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on February 6, 2012 0 Comments • views: 808

Four of us started by utilizing the new Polar Peak lift, and going through the beacon gate into Polaris Bowl. We had epic conditions all the way down to easy street. As we go into uphill mode at the bottom of Easy Street and had a thorough discussion about conditions and the 2.5 that crossed […]

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New Orca Bowl Crossing
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New Orca Bowl Crossing

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 13, 2013 • views: 606

To call this a “bridge” in light of the the new standard set by George would be a stretch…so I’m going to suggest this structure is a crossing. When Mitch, Ian and I arrived to install the timbers, three helpers arrived seconds later! Ian thouroughly tested the structure.

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Avalanche Bursary Recipient views: 1073

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: 1032

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: 8038

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 […]