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Early Season Backcountry Skier Death
Backcountry Skier Death

Early Season Backcountry Skier Death

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 21, 2020 • views: 193

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 to Open
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Tunnel Creek and Thunder Meadows to Open

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 14, 2020 • views: 380

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club’s 2020 & 2021 Membership and trail pass is now available. Support Fernie’s trail network and book a cabin! The province has permitted opening backcountry cabins under Phase 3 of the provincial reopening plan. As such the club will reopen the cabins putting in place COVID Operations PLAN. Booking […]

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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: 1075

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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FTSTC  Funds FTA

FTSTC Funds FTA

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Montane, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on December 15, 2019 • views: 564

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club (FTSTC) presented the Fernie Trails Alliance with a cheque for $4000. The cheque represented 50% of 2019’s collected membership funds, the remaining 50% will be used for FTSTC trail maintenance projects. The FTSTC introduced the new Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019 membership last year. This years 2020 […]

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Avalanche Bursary awarded to Justine Cowitz
Fernie Avalanche Bursary

Avalanche Bursary awarded to Justine Cowitz

Filed in Bursary, Ski Touring by on November 8, 2019 • views: 1031

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. […]

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Winter Cabins Update
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Winter Cabins Update

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 23, 2019 • views: 1035

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 […]

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Tunnel Creek Active Trap line
Active Trap line

Tunnel Creek Active Trap line

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on December 19, 2018 • views: 1749

Tunnel Creek currently has an Active Trap line that could be an issue for dogs. The access to Tunnel Creek Cabin is shared with a licensed trapper for the trapping of fur bearing animals under the BC Wildlife Act. All trap locations are marked with orange ribbon and green glow paint on the trees adjacent […]

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North Kootenay Pass – Traverse the Southern Canadian Rockies views: 229

North Kootenay Pass and the Canadian Southern Rockies Traverse South of Banff National Park to the US Border there are many historical high elevation trails crossing the Great Divide between Alberta and British Columbia. South of Crowsnest Highway 3 there are only several passes that are tough but reasonably traversed on a mountain bike, North […]

2020 Annual General Meeting views: 1210

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: 2245

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: 535

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 […]