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Ski Touring as good as it gets in December
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Ski Touring as good as it gets in December

Filed in Ski Touring by on January 1, 2013 • views: 1684

Fernie has enjoyed a historic December for ski touring with a healthy snowpack and great temperatures. The snowpack has been stable with Moderate and Low avalanche hazard ratings by the CAC. The 166 cm snowfall in 7 days was light snow and the temperature has remained cold. Excellent powder, stable conditions and good coverage summarizes […]

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Tunnel Creek Thanksgiving Workparty

Tunnel Creek Thanksgiving Workparty

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on October 3, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1835

There is a work party at tunnel creek hut on Sat Oct. 6th. The work includes: brush clearing, staining, painting, and finishing building the composting toilet. Access is a 40 minute hike from the upper parking lot (truck access only). If you need need more info call Ian @ 250 423-0726

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*** Dog Advisory ***

Filed in Biking by on June 17, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1631

Earlier this week the Mt Proctor trails, (Swine Flu, Mad Cow, and Far Side) were under scrutiny with respect to existing Grazing Rights and the impact from riding, in particular dogs and high traffic events. Concessions were made to allow riding and these are: 1. No dogs on the trails 2. No events on the […]

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Clarify the SPAW issued by CAC
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Clarify the SPAW issued by CAC

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 29, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1989

Hi Everyone, Just a short note to clarify the Special Public Avalanche Warning (SPAW) which was issued by the Can Avalanche Centre for last weekend. Ian Stokie and I had a discussion about it as he was wondering why the Danger was dropped to Considerable when there was a special warning issued. Ian figured that […]

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Annual General Meeting

Filed in About by on February 13, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1880

This is an announcement for the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club’s Annual General Meeting. The meeting will be held at Freshies Coffee shop on Thursday March 1st @ 7PM. Freshies is located at 632 2nd Avenue in Fernie’s Historic Downtown.

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Thunder Meadows Avalanche

Thunder Meadows Avalanche

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on February 5, 2012 0 Comments • views: 2142

On Friday Thunder Meadows experienced the natural avalanche pattern that was observed across Southern BC. The avalanche path crossed just beyond the top of Easy Street, a popular route to the Thunder Meadows Cabin. Easy Street is considered by many to be a shooting gallery during higher avalanche conditions because of potential cornice falls and […]

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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: 1924

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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Tunnel Creek and Thunder Meadows to Open views: 352

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club’s 2020 & 2021 Membership and trail pass is now available. Support Fernie’s trail network and book a cabin! The province has permitted opening backcountry cabins under Phase 3 of the provincial reopening plan. As such the club will reopen the cabins putting in place COVID Operations PLAN. Booking […]

Early Season Backcountry Skier Death views: 178

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 […]

North Kootenay Pass – Traverse the Southern Canadian Rockies views: 224

North Kootenay Pass and the Canadian Southern Rockies Traverse South of Banff National Park to the US Border there are many historical high elevation trails crossing the Great Divide between Alberta and British Columbia. South of Crowsnest Highway 3 there are only several passes that are tough but reasonably traversed on a mountain bike, North […]

Fernie Ski Touring Club Cabins Close views: 1070

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 […]