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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: 1850

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: 2030

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: 2589

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: 1539

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: 2034

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: 3917

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: 2914

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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Fernie Ski Touring Club Cabins Close views: 739

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: 877

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: 1802

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: 408

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 […]