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Fernie 3 Volunteers Needed
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Fernie 3 Volunteers Needed

Filed in Biking by on May 13, 2015 • views: 1815

The Fernie Transrockies Society is seeking volunteers to help with the Fernie 3 all mountain stage race. As in past years the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club has helped with the course setting in exchange for a generous cash donation to the club and for you…some swag, beer, food and a cool t-shirt. Course […]

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FT&STC AGM minutes
FT&STC AGM minutes

FT&STC AGM minutes

Filed in About by on February 16, 2015 • views: 1854

February 12, 7 pm @ Freshies Introduced Directors Ian Stokie, Pat Gilmar, Rob Lanthier, Doug Koran, Jack McKay, Fred Frehner, Ben Stokie (Not Present), Dave Mcbeath, Rick Emmerson, Sean Staplin, Read minutes from last years meeting. Thunder Meadows Firewood flown in, new cookstove with 20lb propane tanks, other small upgrades and ongoing maintaince. Tunnel Creek […]

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Avalanche Bursary Thank you
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Avalanche Bursary Thank you

Filed in Bursary by on February 7, 2015 • views: 1531

Curtis Hall was a recipient of the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club’s annual avalanche training bursary program. He successfully completed his level 1 and is see here with course instructor Tomo Fujimura. Congratulations Curtis! Curtis Hall wrote, “I would like to thank the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club for their support in awarding […]

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FT&STC Avalanche Bursary appreciated
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FT&STC Avalanche Bursary appreciated

Filed in Bursary by on January 30, 2015 • views: 1708

Following is a thank you letter from Melissa Makepeace for the Avalanche Bursary received from our club last November. I would like to express my gratitude for your support. This past December I successfully completed the Canadian Avalanche Association Level 2 program. The financial contribution I received from the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club […]

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Annual General Meeting Announcement
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Annual General Meeting Announcement

Filed in About by on January 7, 2015 • views: 2223

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Thursday Feb 12th, 7 P.M. at Freshies, 632 2nd Ave. Some of the agenda items to be discussed include: – Our Club has been asked to sponsor an application to save the Harvey Pass hut. We will be discussing the […]

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Snowbike trail gooming

Snowbike trail gooming

Filed in Biking by on December 16, 2014 • views: 1357

Local fat tire bikers, also called snow bikers, have started a grooming program. Last week Gorby, Snake Bite and Verboten were groomed prior to the freeze and the resulting riding is most excellent. There are two groomers and they came from a nice man from Calgary named Richard. He designed them scrape the trail following […]

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Early Season Snow Hazards
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Early Season Snow Hazards

Filed in Ski Touring by on November 25, 2014 • views: 1749

Don’t be easily tempted into the steeps with this fresh snow. 80 wide 45-50 deep controlled snowcat trigger in Curry Bowl. When this hit the bottom of the bowl, it remote triggered the the area of trees in the middle of the photo.

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Avalanche Bursary awarded to Justine Cowitz views: 97

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club has awarded the 1st Avalanche Bursary of the season to Justine Cowitz. 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. […]

Winter Cabins Update views: 316

We have more firewood split and ready to transport than ever before. Why? So we don’t run out like we have the past two winters. Locating and transporting firewood in March is not fun. The skiing was good. Volunteers Welcome This Saturday we need help loading wood at 8:50am on Anderson Road. Look for the […]

Preparing cabins for the winter views: 256

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: 295

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 […]