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Final 2017 Avalanche Bursary Recipients
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Final 2017 Avalanche Bursary Recipients

Filed in Bursary by on January 2, 2018 • views: 1546

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is pleased to announce the final recipients of an Avalanche Bursary for 2017. Simon Pollock (Above right) is a 22 year old from the small town of Elora, Ontario. He is now living in Fernie attending the College of the Rockies, studying Mountain Adventure Skills Training. It […]

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Avalanche Bursary Recipient
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Avalanche Bursary Recipient

Filed in Bursary by on October 14, 2017 • views: 2255

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is pleased to announce another recipient of an Avalanche Bursary. Yuri Lortscher was awarded $500 to help pay for a AvSAR course, a prerequisite for the Avalanche Operations Level II course. Above: FTSTC President Ian Stokie (left) presents a cheque to Yuri at our annual wood splitting […]

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Fernie Huts Getting Ready for Winter
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Fernie Huts Getting Ready for Winter

Filed in Montane, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 7, 2017 • views: 2269

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 […]

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Harvey Hut Succumbs to Fire

Harvey Hut Succumbs to Fire

Filed in Harvey Pass by on September 5, 2017 • views: 9858

The nearly completed Harvey Hut BC Recreation site was tragically lost in a wildfire that started in the Lodgepole and quickly spread across the landscape. Now at nearly 2000 hectares, this fast moving wildfire was fueled by erratic winds over the weekend that unexpectedly moved the fire towards the hut in the overnight hours. It […]

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Fernie Backcountry is closed
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Fernie Backcountry is closed

Filed in Biking, Harvey Pass, Hiking, Montane, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on September 3, 2017 • views: 1922

All hiking and biking trails in Fernie and surrounding area are closed. This included our cabins; Thunder Meadows, Montane and Tunnel Creek. Unfortunately our Harvey Hut burnt in the out-of-control Lodgepole fire on the weekend. In the interest of public safety, effective at noon Pacific Time on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, all Crown land within […]

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Fernie Lucky 7’s Funding
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Fernie Lucky 7’s Funding

Filed in Biking by on August 3, 2017 • views: 1633

The Fernie Transrockies Society (FTS) launched their latest mountain bike event, the Fernie Lucky 7’s, June with a round of applause from the participants. And the participants represented riders from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Montana and Idahio! The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club received $1400 for supporting the event. Ian Stokie and crew marked and […]

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Fire Ban at Cabins
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Fire Ban at Cabins

Filed in Harvey Pass, Hiking, Montane, Thunder Meadows by on August 3, 2017 • views: 1780

The FT&STC has banned all fires at the Thunder Meadows, Montane Hut, and Tunnel Creek cabins until further notice. This ban applies to all fires including the wood stoves. The official fire ban issued from BC Wildfire is as follows: Campfire Ban in Place for Entire East Kootenay The entire East Kootenay is under a […]

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Preparing cabins for the winter views: 48

Hello Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club members and friends. Now is the time when we start to think about preparing our cabins for the winter. Up first will be cutting and splitting firewood in preparation for being flown to each Hut. The first date is Wed Sept 18th at 5:30. This takes place at […]

Montane Hut Fire Ban views: 155

The Montane Hut has a fire ban in effect. Despite several permit requests with the City of Fernie, a permit has not been granted to accommodate fires. Both indoor and outdoor fires at the Montane Hut are not allowed at this time however this will change for the winter months. Our intentions to operate a […]

Snow Cat Grooming Montane views: 975

Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club has been grooming Montane Nordic and Multi-use Trails for the past three months, 100 days of grooming to date. Joining our grooming team of Black Panther and Blue Bearcat is our Red Kassbohrer Snow Cat. This should keep things on the smooth and level. Our winter grooming budget is […]

Final Avalanche Bursary Awarded views: 865

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club have finalized the Avalanche Bursary program with awards to Megan Bell and Matthew Szczepanski, pictured below with Ian Stokie, FT&STC President. Stokie commented, “Were happy that our bursary program is going towards people who are interested in avalanche safety and working locally”. Every year $2000 is available to […]