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Avalanche Bursary awarded to Eric Pearson
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Avalanche Bursary awarded to Eric Pearson

Filed in Bursary by on January 21, 2019 • views: 1397

Eric Pearson is the most recent applicant who the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club has supported in our Avalanche Bursary Program. Every year $2000 is available to help further avalanche education in the Elk Valley. The program has been existence for the past decade and bursary applicants need to apply in writing to fernietrails@fernie.com […]

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Tunnel Creek Active Trap line
Active Trap line

Tunnel Creek Active Trap line

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on December 19, 2018 • views: 1742

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 […]

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Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019
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Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019

Filed in About, Biking, Harvey Pass, Hiking, Montane, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 31, 2018 • views: 2441

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 […]

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Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop
Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop

Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop

Filed in Ski Touring by on October 31, 2018 • views: 1692

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 […]

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2018 Avalanche Bursary Program Recipient
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2018 Avalanche Bursary Program Recipient

Filed in Bursary by on October 31, 2018 • views: 1131

Yuri Lortscher is the most recent applicant who the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club has supported in our Avalanche Bursary Program. Every year $2000 is available to help further avalanche education in the Elk Valley. The program has been existence for the past decade and bursary applicants need to apply in writing to fernietrails@fernie.com […]

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Fernie Cabins getting ready for Winter
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Fernie Cabins getting ready for Winter

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on September 30, 2018 • views: 1846

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 […]

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Tunnel Creek Hut Update
Tunnel Creek Cabin

Tunnel Creek Hut Update

Filed in Hiking, Tunnel Creek by on June 4, 2018 • views: 1616

Good Evening, I took a jaunt (hiked in) up to the Tunnel Creek Hut today. All is well with the facility and the lights worked- very cool! There’s still quite a bit of snow on the access road that starts about a mile and a half from the highway. There’s a couple of small trees […]

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Tunnel Creek and Thunder Meadows to Open views: 332

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: 160

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: 217

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: 1062

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 […]