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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: 1483

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: 1653

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: 2161

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: 1325

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: 1691

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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Thunder Meadows firewood
Thunder Meadows firewood

Thunder Meadows firewood

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on October 13, 2014 • views: 3262

Another change of season and few loads of firewood are in the air. Thunder Meadows cabin has a great supply of old larch to keep us warm and dry this winter! Here a a few pics from the harvest:

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5th Annual Porky Blue on August 2
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5th Annual Porky Blue on August 2

Filed in Biking by on July 17, 2014 • views: 2416

Registration is open for the 5th Annual Porky Blue ride. The Porky Blue ride is a fun group ride with no timing and a fundraiser for the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring club. The Porky Blue trail is very difficult and requires a high level of fitness and technical riding abilities. Expect the ride to […]

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Preparing cabins for the winter views: 59

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: 160

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: 978

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: 868

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 […]