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Cabin Bookings Details-Updated
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Cabin Bookings Details-Updated

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on January 10, 2022 • views: 1438

On January 15, 2022 at 6am MST Thunder Meadows and Tunnel Creek bookings go online for the period from February 1st to April 15, 2022. The cabins can only be booked by Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club members. Individual and Family Club Memberships are available online here. Only Covid-19 Fully Vaccinated people can stay […]

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Tunnel Creek Renovations Planned for 2022
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Tunnel Creek Renovations Planned for 2022

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on January 10, 2022 • views: 282

The FTSTC is planning for Tunnel Creek renovations the summer of 2022. The plan is to replace the existing Tunnel Creek bunk house with a superior structure that matches the existing day use structure. This renovation on the hut would increase the quality of overnight stays and improve the day use experience. The footing and […]

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2022 Avalanche Bursary Recipients Announced

2022 Avalanche Bursary Recipients Announced

Filed in Bursary, Ski Touring by on January 10, 2022 • views: 272

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FTSTC) have finalized the 2022 Avalanche Bursary program with awards to an unprecedented nine recipients with bursaries totaling $3400. This year the annual budget was increased to cover the increased number and quality of the submissions. Ian Stokie, FTSTC President, commented, “Were happy that our bursary program is […]

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Fernie Premier of La Liste: Everything or Nothing
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Fernie Premier of La Liste: Everything or Nothing

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on November 30, 2021 • views: 543

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FTSTC) is hosting a film at the Vogue Theatre showing the most extreme backcountry skiing of all time…it’s insane! From the award-winning filmmakers Sherpas Cinema their latest film “La Liste: Everything or Nothing” is a must see! Big mountain skiers, and close friends, Jérémie Heitz and Sam Anthamatten […]

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Harvey Pass Hut is Completed
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Harvey Pass Hut is Completed

Filed in About, Harvey Pass, Ski Touring by on October 21, 2021 • views: 1006

We’re extremely pleased to announce that the Harvey Pass Hut, warming and emergency shelter, has been completed and is open to the public. This time we hope it’s fire proof! This is the 6th cabin at Harvey Pass and yes, the previous five were destroyed by fire. The last cabin burnt in 2017 when a […]

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Harvey Hut Work Party
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Harvey Hut Work Party

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring by on August 13, 2021 • views: 1081

We are looking for volunteers to help complete the Harvey Pass warming hut for the coming snow season! Harvey Pass has lost three previous cabins to fire, the last cabin burnt prior to being completed. This build is using a sea can to ensure its survival! The Harvey Hut is an official BC Recreation site, […]

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Racehorse Pass Trail to Remain Open
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Racehorse Pass Trail to Remain Open

Filed in Biking by on July 28, 2021 • views: 847

Following the stakeholder consultation process, it looks like the Racehorse Pass trail has been removed from the government’s list of candidate roads to be decommissioned under the Cumulative Effects Management Framework project this summer. The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club participated in the process by asking that Racehorse Pass remain open for recreational use […]

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Carpal Tunnel – Fernie’s Newest Trail views: 1427

Fernie’s Newest Trail addition in Montane is named after a trail builders nemeses, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome! It is caused by excessive trail work over a long period and is characterized by sensations of tingling, numbness, or burning. Everyone in this trail crew can relate! This is first trail constructed by the newly established Coal Creek […]

E-bikes are Motorized Vehicles views: 1731

E-bikes are motorized vehicles under the BC Wildlife Act and there are restricted areas around Fernie. With a potential $575 fine it’s best to be educated on where you can ride. The Restricted Use of Class 1 E-bikes (pedal assist) in the East Kootenays is NOT limited to hunting and there are about 20 Motor […]

Harvey Hut Rebuild Funding needs your comments views: 1783

The FT&STC has a CBT funding application submitted to support the rebuild of the Harvey Pass warming hut. We will be placing a refurbished sea can at the most recent hut site with a wood stove, benches and a compostable toilet. With the growth of backcountry activity and the isolation of Harvey Pass, a warming […]

Elk Rim Trails Not Ready to Ride views: 1272

Fernie Trails volunteer Pat Gilmar hiked the Elk Rim Trails on Friday March 5th and confirmed that the Elk Rim Trails are NOT ready to ride. Pat commented that, “Pedal bikes should avoid the Elk Rim trails for now, another couple of week of sunshine is needed”. So, when is it appropriate to ride trails […]