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2023 Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Bursary Recipients
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2023 Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Bursary Recipients

Filed in About, Bursary by on January 14, 2023 • views: 1407

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FTSTC) have finalized the 2023 Avalanche Bursary program with awards going to an unprecedented all female group of seven recipients with bursaries totaling $2250. Ian Stokie, FTSTC President, commented, “Were happy that our bursary program is going towards people who are pursuing a career in avalanche safety and […]

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2022 Avalanche Bursary Recipients Announced

2022 Avalanche Bursary Recipients Announced

Filed in Bursary, Ski Touring by on January 10, 2022 • views: 1318

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FTSTC) have finalized the 2022 Avalanche Bursary program with awards to an unprecedented nine recipients with bursaries totaling $3400. This year the annual budget was increased to cover the increased number and quality of the submissions. Ian Stokie, FTSTC President, commented, “Were happy that our bursary program is […]

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Megan Bell receives Avalanche Bursary
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Megan Bell receives Avalanche Bursary

Filed in Bursary by on February 20, 2021 • views: 1852

Megan Bell was awarded a $500 Bursary from the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club to pursue a professional career in the avalanche industry. We are pleased to support Megan with her CAA AvSAR course and wish her the best. Every year $2000 is available to help further avalanche education in the Elk Valley. The […]

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Matthew Szczepanski Awarded Avalanche Bursary
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Matthew Szczepanski Awarded Avalanche Bursary

Filed in Bursary by on January 14, 2021 • views: 2147

Matthew Szczepanski was awarded a $500 Bursary from the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club to pursue a professional career in the avalanche industry. We are pleased to once again support Matthew, this time with his Avalanche Search And Rescue course and wish him the best. Having trained people like Matthew in the community is […]

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Savannah Cash Receives Avalanche Bursary
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Savannah Cash Receives Avalanche Bursary

Filed in Bursary by on January 1, 2021 • views: 1892

Savannah Cash was awarded a $500 Bursary from the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club to pursue a professional career in the avalanche industry. We are pleased to support Savannah with her Avalanche Operations Level 1 course and wish her the best. Every year $2000 is available to help further avalanche education in the Elk […]

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Sam Higgins awarded Bursary for Avalanche Operations Level 1
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Sam Higgins awarded Bursary for Avalanche Operations Level 1

Filed in Bursary by on November 10, 2020 • views: 2109

Sam Higgins was awarded a $500 Bursary from the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club to pursue a professional career in the avalanche industry. We are pleased to support Sam with his Avalanche Operations Level 1 course and wish him the best. Every year $2000 is available to help further avalanche education in the Elk […]

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Avalanche Bursaries Awarded
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Avalanche Bursaries Awarded

Filed in Bursary by on December 30, 2019 • views: 1580

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 […]

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How and when to Book the Cabins views: 3135

How and when to book the Cabins are frequent questions and this post is intended as an overview to assist you. Thunder Meadows and Tunnel Creek cabins are bookable online for overnight stays by members only. This is not exclusive usage as the cabins are also available for day use. Day users are encouraged to […]

2023 Cabin Improvements views: 760

Every summer the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club directors, members and friends volunteer their time to improve our backcountry cabins. The dedication of the volunteers and the support the club receives from various organizations is commendable. The organizations include the Columbia Basin Trust, RDEK Area A, the City of Fernie, Home Hardware, Fernie Alpine […]

Thunder Meadows Summer Renovations views: 941

Our love and commitment to improving the cabins never ends. This July a new roof, a new woodshed, a fresh inside coat of paint and a clean up happened at Thunder Meadows. Thank you to all the volunteers who dedicated their time and to Home Hardware Fernie and the Columbia Basin Trust ReDi Grants for […]

FT&STC Annual General Meeting views: 1084

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club is holding its Annual General Meeting at 7PM on Tuesday, March 14 2023 at the Fernie Seniors Centre (562 3 Ave, Fernie). Members and non-members are welcome to attend. 2022 will be reviewed and direction moving forward with respect to the cabins, new projects, summer plans, work parties, […]