Subscribe via RSS Feed

Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop

Filed in Ski Touring by on October 31, 2018 • views: 1852

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 on the latest snow safety gear will be presented.

As a lead-in for the International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) to be held in Fernie, October 2020, the EVSAW will share a similar format with 30-minute presentations on a variety of snow and avalanche related topics.

The Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop on November 10th will be held in Traynor Hall located at the Fernie Secondary School. An atrium style hall filled with natural light, multi level seating, a wide stage, and great acoustics, it is the perfect setting for this inaugural event.

Registration
Regular registration price of $30.00
Student registration price of $15.00
Limited space available.

READ MORE AND REGISTER HERE.

Complimentary coffee will be available at the auditorium. Lunch will be available for purchase. An apres-social at the Cast Iron Grill, located at the near-by Fernie Golf Club, will provide opportunities to meet new backcountry partners and network with professionals in your community.

Apres
It would be hard to have a bunch of winter enthusiasts gathered together without an Apres! This casual social after an informative day of snow and avalanche topics will be held at the Cast Iron Grill located at the Fernie Golf Club.
Starting immediately after the workshop, your ticket for the EVSAW includes entry to the après social as well as a complimentary Fernie Brewing Company pint or non-al beverage. A five-minute walk from the Fernie Secondary School, the Cast Iron Grill will be a great place to unwind, socialize and talk about the day’s presentations and activities.
There will be music, entertainment, networking opportunities and plenty of door prizes! The après Social will run from 4-6pm. If you can’t make the EVSAW workshop, tickets for après Social only will be available at the door for $10

Tags:

About the Author ()

Comments are closed.

Related Stories

Harvey Hut Rebuild Funding needs your comments

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 […]

FSA Groomed Trails Touring Access

The Fernie Snowmobile Association (FSA) has passed along a few key updates regarding their grooming operations this winter. Several backcountry users have expressed concerns about the FSA plans to regularly groom Hartley Lake Road this season. Their concerns included: – The cost of having a FSA membership – The parking lot being full – Road […]

Injured Skier at Tunnel Creek

Fernie Search And Rescue was activated on December 5th by a 911 call to respond to a report of an injured skier at Tunnel Creek Cabin. The two skiers had overnighted in the cabin and were due out that day. With very little flying time remaining, Fernie SAR Techs responded via helicopter for a rapid […]

Early Season Backcountry Skier Death

Konan Wendt, of Invermere, was out skiing for the day with three friends on Monday when tragedy struck on Robertson Glacier, Kananaskis Country. Robertson Glacier is a popular early season destination for backcountry skiers that is comparable in early season traffic to Fernie’s Harvey Pass. Wendt suffered a serious head injury when pitched forward into […]

Tunnel Creek and Thunder Meadows Bookings

THERE IS AVAILABILITY IN APRIL AND BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN FOR JULY 1 TO THE END OF OCTOBER. THERE ARE A FEW DAYS IN APRIL AVAILABLE AND THE TOURING CAN BE VERY GOOD. MAY CAN ALSO BE GOOD AND WE’LL CONSIDER OPENING FOR MAY DEPENDING ON CONDITIONS. The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club’s 2020 […]

Tunnel Creek Active Trapping

Tunnel Creek’s licensed trapper sent us a note advising of active trapping in the Tunnel Creek Area from November 21st to December 31, 2020. Backcountry adventurers share access in Tunnel Creek with a licensed trapper, trapping for fur bearing animals under the BC Wildlife Act. We ask you to please respect the trapper and his […]

Fernie Ski Touring Club Cabins Close

Unfortunately the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club will be closing all cabins effectively immediately due to the immediate threat of Covid-19. These cabins include Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek and the Montane Hut. We ask you to please respect the closure. Island Lake Lodge has also shutdown operations as of March 18, 2020. Please refer […]

FTSTC Funds FTA

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club (FTSTC) presented the Fernie Trails Alliance with a cheque for $4000. The cheque represented 50% of 2019’s collected membership funds, the remaining 50% will be used for FTSTC trail maintenance projects. The FTSTC introduced the new Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019 membership last year. This years 2020 […]

Avalanche Bursary awarded to Justine Cowitz

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club has awarded the 1st Avalanche Bursary of the season to Justine Cowitz. Every year $2000 is available to help further avalanche education in the Elk Valley. The program has been in existence for the past decade and bursary applicants need to apply in writing to fernietrails@fernie.com for consideration. […]

Winter Cabins Update

We have more firewood split and ready to transport than ever before. Why? So we don’t run out like we have the past two winters. Locating and transporting firewood in March is not fun. The skiing was good. Volunteers Welcome This Saturday we need help loading wood at 8:50am on Anderson Road. Look for the […]

Tunnel Creek Active Trap line

Tunnel Creek currently has an Active Trap line that could be an issue for dogs. The access to Tunnel Creek Cabin is shared with a licensed trapper for the trapping of fur bearing animals under the BC Wildlife Act. All trap locations are marked with orange ribbon and green glow paint on the trees adjacent […]

Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019

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. The “Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019” membership is available here for Winter & Summer 2019 $40/individuals […]

Fernie Cabins getting ready for Winter

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 […]

Harvey Hut “Cheers to Charity!”

The Harvey Hut rebuild project has been chosen to participate in Fernie Brewing’s “Cheers to Charity!” donation program. Harvey Hut burnt last September in BC’s worst fire season ever. Over $20,000 in supplies and thousands of volunteer hours were lost in the fire. From Friday February 16th until Saturday March 15th, all “Cheers to Charity!” […]

Fernie Huts Getting Ready for Winter

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 […]

Skiers rescued from Lost Boys Pass

Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR) was activated on Saturday, March 11 to search for two Colorado skiers who had not been heard from or seen since March 9 and who had been missing for over 36 hours. Witnesses had last seen the subjects in the area of Lost Boys Pass heading towards Sand Creek and […]

Thunder Meadows via Cabin Bowl

I recently enjoyed a nice walk to Thunder Meadows via Cabin Bowl. Cornices were referenced in the Avalanche Report as being Considerable hazard and Polaris Bowl and Easy Street are known for such activity, so we took the long route for safety. It had been years since I climbed the summer trail in winter and […]

2017 Avalanche Bursary Recipients

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is pleased to announce two 2017 Avalanche Bursary recipients. The avalanche bursary program has been in place for several years with the goal of promoting avalanche safety and awareness in the Elk Valley and to assist individuals who are pursuing a career in the avalanche industry. Gordon […]

New Tunnel Creek Avalanche Sign

Those of you skiing at Tunnel Creek will notice the new Avalanche sign complements of BC Recreation Sites & Trails Thanks to funding from BC Recreation Sites & Trails, Avalanche Canada has mapped all of BC’s provincially managed snowmobile recreation areas and many of the backcountry ski areas using the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale. This […]

Harvey Hut Work Party

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club needs all hands on deck for a BIG concrete pour and clean up this weekend, September 17 and 18th, for the new Harvey Hut. The site has been cleared, the hut laid out and excavated nine footing holes. Now we need your help to mix concrete on site […]