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2016 Avalanche Bursary Final Recipients
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2016 Avalanche Bursary Final Recipients

Filed in Bursary by on February 22, 2016 • views: 2571

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is pleased to announce the 2016 Avalanche Bursary Final Recipients. The avalanche bursary program has been in place for several years with the goal of promoting avalanche safety and awareness in the Elk Valley and to assist individuals who are pursuing a career in the avalanche industry. […]

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Harvey Pass Warming Hut
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Harvey Pass Warming Hut

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring by on February 8, 2016 • views: 5897

The Harvey Pass area south of Fernie has long been a popular backcountry ski destination.  With popular runs such as Curve Ball, Wild Thing, Romi’s Midnight Run and Next of Kin all accessed from the high mountain forestry road pass. Being so remote (over 40 km on forestry roads from Fernie) backcountry recreationists of all […]

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Fernie Brewing’s Cheers to Charity!
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Fernie Brewing’s Cheers to Charity!

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 4, 2016 • views: 2370

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club has been chosen to participate in Fernie Brewing’s  “Cheers for Charity!” donation program. Fernie Brewing  has been operating their “Cheers to Charity!” donation program since December 2013. When it started, they had a simple mandate, which was to raise invaluable funds for local Charities, Clubs and Organizations. Invaluable, […]

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Montane Winter Usage Map
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Montane Winter Usage Map

Filed in Biking, Montane by on February 3, 2016 • views: 2770

The map can be downloaded for printing here at Montane-winter-map 3

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Avalanche Bursary Awarded
Avalanche Bursary Awarded

Avalanche Bursary Awarded

Filed in Bursary by on January 6, 2016 • views: 2085

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is pleased to announce that we have awarded an Avalanche Bursary to Jeremy Wishart. Jeremy was awarded $750 to help fund his CAA Level 2 Avalanche Operations. On receiving the bursary Jeremy commented, “Please pass on my gratitude to the FTSTC for their generosity in providing this […]

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Gilmar receives George S. Majic Spiritus Award
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Gilmar receives George S. Majic Spiritus Award

Filed in About by on December 16, 2015 • views: 2344

Pat Gilmar was presented the George S. Majic Spiritus Award! Pat was honored for his tireless efforts building trails in Fernie. Pat one of Fernie’s pioneer trail builders who always believed that “if you build it, they will come”. He has been an active director of the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club for decades. […]

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Fernie Trails Alliance AGM
Fernie Trails Alliance AGM

Fernie Trails Alliance AGM

Filed in About, Biking, Hiking by on November 23, 2015 • views: 2348

The FTA AGM will review the year, select new board members and discuss what’s planned for the coming year. The FTA needs fresh directors and input from trail users, be sure to attend.

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Fernie Ski Touring Club Cabins Close views: 451

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 […]

2020 Annual General Meeting views: 583

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, […]

Tunnel Creek Incident Report views: 1438

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 […]

Avalanche Bursaries Awarded views: 296

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 […]