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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: 2853

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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The NEW Gorby Creek Bridge on Sherwoody
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The NEW Gorby Creek Bridge on Sherwoody

Filed in Ski Touring by on October 9, 2011 0 Comments • views: 2519

When George gets excited about a new bridge he’s working on I know it’s going to be an awesome structure. On Saturday we installed George’s latest bridge and it is the best bridge to date! The materials and craftmanship will last for another 25 years and the bridge greatly improved the crossing! The old Gorby […]

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The Guides Hut provides Townies for Porky Blue
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The Guides Hut provides Townies for Porky Blue

Filed in Biking by on July 28, 2011 3 Comments • views: 4172

This years Porky Blue is pleased to announce that Mark Gallop, owner of the Guides Hut, is donating two townies bikes for the raffle at the post-ride party. The bikes are very nice and it will be exciting to have someone leave the event with his and her townies. Pat Gilmar said, “We are very […]

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Porky Blue Ride and Roast 2011
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Porky Blue Ride and Roast 2011

Filed in Biking by on June 9, 2011 8 Comments • views: 11574

The 2nd Annual Porky Blue Ride and Roast is being held on Saturday July 30th. Porky Blue is Stage 2 of this years TransRockies however this ride is not a race and you can take the shuttle and avoid the climb to Coal Creek summit. We define “not a race” with no start or finish […]

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Tunnel Creek Update

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on December 21, 2009 0 Comments • views: 2372

Tunnel Creek Winter shelter application has been approved. The AGM will be mid-January at Freshies, date to be decided and will be posted on this site.

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Thunder Meadows Day Trip

Thunder Meadows Day Trip

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on May 6, 2009 0 Comments • views: 2887

Hiked up to Thunder Meadows on Saturday. Some tough climbing over the head wall into Thirstquencher Bowl and then the going was good. Avalanches had cut down lots of trees in Cabin Bowl and made some nice gladded skiing for some other time. Very hardpack conditions but some good powder skiing in the trees in Orca Bowl on the way home.
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How and when to Book the Cabins views: 3862

How and when to book the Cabins are frequent questions and this post is intended as an overview to assist you. Thunder Meadows and Tunnel Creek cabins are bookable online for overnight stays by members only. This is not exclusive usage as the cabins are also available for day use. Day users are encouraged to […]

2024 Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Bursary Recipients views: 103

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FTSTC) have finalized the 2024 Avalanche Bursary program with awards going to seven recipients with bursaries totaling $3425. Magnus Leckenby, FTSTC President, commented, “Were happy that our bursary program is going towards people who will contribute to a safer backcountry”. Every year $2000 is available to help further […]

FT&STC Annual General Meeting views: 1448

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club is holding its Annual General Meeting at 7PM on Thursday, March 14 2024 at the Fernie Seniors Centre (562 3 Ave, Fernie). Members and non-members are welcome to attend. 2023 will be reviewed and direction moving forward with respect to the cabins, new projects, summer plans, work parties, […]

Club Hut Booking Policy 2024 views: 260

Recognizing the valuable volunteer efforts required to operate and maintain the backcountry hut system, the Club offer early access to hut bookings for volunteers. Here’s an overview of our booking policy: Volunteer Access: • Active Volunteers who contribute their time and skills to the club have early booking privileges. • Volunteers must maintain a current […]

2023 Cabin Improvements views: 1158

Every summer the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club directors, members and friends volunteer their time to improve our backcountry cabins. The dedication of the volunteers and the support the club receives from various organizations is commendable. The organizations include the Columbia Basin Trust, RDEK Area A, the City of Fernie, Home Hardware, Fernie Alpine […]