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Harvey Hut Rebuild Funding needs your comments
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Harvey Hut Rebuild Funding needs your comments

Filed in Harvey Pass, Hiking, Ski Touring by on March 13, 2021 • views: 522

The FT&STC has a CBT funding application submitted to support the rebuild of the Harvey Pass warming hut. We will be placing a refurbished sea can at the most recent hut site with a wood stove, benches and a compostable toilet. With the growth of backcountry activity and the isolation of Harvey Pass, a warming […]

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FSA Groomed Trails Touring Access
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FSA Groomed Trails Touring Access

Filed in Ski Touring by on January 1, 2021 • views: 745

The Fernie Snowmobile Association (FSA) has passed along a few key updates regarding their grooming operations this winter. Several backcountry users have expressed concerns about the FSA plans to regularly groom Hartley Lake Road this season. Their concerns included: – The cost of having a FSA membership – The parking lot being full – Road […]

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Injured Skier at Tunnel Creek
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Injured Skier at Tunnel Creek

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on December 8, 2020 • views: 717

Fernie Search And Rescue was activated on December 5th by a 911 call to respond to a report of an injured skier at Tunnel Creek Cabin. The two skiers had overnighted in the cabin and were due out that day. With very little flying time remaining, Fernie SAR Techs responded via helicopter for a rapid […]

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Early Season Backcountry Skier Death
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Early Season Backcountry Skier Death

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 21, 2020 • views: 1110

Konan Wendt, of Invermere, was out skiing for the day with three friends on Monday when tragedy struck on Robertson Glacier, Kananaskis Country. Robertson Glacier is a popular early season destination for backcountry skiers that is comparable in early season traffic to Fernie’s Harvey Pass. Wendt suffered a serious head injury when pitched forward into […]

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Tunnel Creek and Thunder Meadows Bookings
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Tunnel Creek and Thunder Meadows Bookings

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 14, 2020 • views: 2239

THERE IS AVAILABILITY IN APRIL AND BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN FOR JULY 1 TO THE END OF OCTOBER. THERE ARE A FEW DAYS IN APRIL AVAILABLE AND THE TOURING CAN BE VERY GOOD. MAY CAN ALSO BE GOOD AND WE’LL CONSIDER OPENING FOR MAY DEPENDING ON CONDITIONS. The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club’s 2020 […]

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Tunnel  Creek Active Trapping
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Tunnel Creek Active Trapping

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on September 22, 2020 • views: 673

Tunnel Creek’s licensed trapper sent us a note advising of active trapping in the Tunnel Creek Area from November 21st to December 31, 2020. Backcountry adventurers share access in Tunnel Creek with a licensed trapper, trapping for fur bearing animals under the BC Wildlife Act. We ask you to please respect the trapper and his […]

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Fernie Ski Touring Club Cabins Close
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Fernie Ski Touring Club Cabins Close

Filed in Montane, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on March 20, 2020 • views: 1484

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 […]

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E-bikes are Motorized Vehicles views: 516

E-bikes are motorized vehicles under the BC Wildlife Act and there are restricted areas around Fernie. With a potential $575 fine it’s best to be educated on where you can ride. The Restricted Use of Class 1 E-bikes (pedal assist) in the East Kootenays is NOT limited to hunting and there are about 20 Motor […]

Elk Rim Trails Not Ready to Ride views: 492

Fernie Trails volunteer Pat Gilmar hiked the Elk Rim Trails on Friday March 5th and confirmed that the Elk Rim Trails are NOT ready to ride. Pat commented that, “Pedal bikes should avoid the Elk Rim trails for now, another couple of week of sunshine is needed”. So, when is it appropriate to ride trails […]

2021 Virtual AGM – RESCHEDULED views: 426

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club will be holding it’s 2021 Annual General Meeting on Zoom. The AGM will be held on Thursday March 18th @ 7pm. All members and public are welcome to attend. Topic: Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club 2021 Annual General Meeting Time: Mar 25, 2021 07:00 PM Edmonton Join […]

Megan Bell receives Avalanche Bursary views: 469

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 […]