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Early Season Backcountry Skier Death
Backcountry Skier Death

Early Season Backcountry Skier Death

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 21, 2020 • views: 1370

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 […]

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Tunnel Creek and Thunder Meadows Bookings
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Tunnel Creek and Thunder Meadows Bookings

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 14, 2020 • views: 2503

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 […]

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Tunnel  Creek Active Trapping
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Tunnel Creek Active Trapping

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on September 22, 2020 • views: 847

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 […]

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Fernie Ski Touring Club Cabins Close
fernie cabins close

Fernie Ski Touring Club Cabins Close

Filed in Montane, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on March 20, 2020 • views: 1696

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 […]

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2020 Annual General Meeting
2020 Annual General Meeting

2020 Annual General Meeting

Filed in About by on February 22, 2020 • views: 1761

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club is holding its Annual General Meeting at 7PM on Wednesday, March 4 2020 at the Fernie Seniors Centre. The Seniors Centre is located at: 562 3 Ave, Downtown Fernie. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. 2019 will be reviewed and direction moving forward with respect to trails, […]

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Tunnel Creek Incident Report
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Tunnel Creek Incident Report

Filed in Tunnel Creek by on January 27, 2020 • views: 3288

Fernie SAR was activated today for a report of an injured skier. The skier, part of a group of six skiers based at Tunnel Creek Cabin, were involved in an avalanche triggered by a cornice in the 1942 Chute area. One skier fell an estimated 200 metres through challenging terrain, sustaining a chest injury. The […]

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Avalanche Bursaries Awarded
Fernie Avalanche Bursary

Avalanche Bursaries Awarded

Filed in Bursary by on December 30, 2019 • views: 902

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club has awarded Avalanche Bursaries to Jacob Hayden and Jesse Kilpatrick. 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. Read more […]

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Harvey Hut Work Party views: 632

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, […]

Racehorse Pass Trail to Remain Open views: 510

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 […]

Carpal Tunnel – Fernie’s Newest Trail views: 1080

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: 1253

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 […]