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Thunder Meadows Access and Ski Terrain

Thunder Meadows Access and Ski Terrain

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on December 23, 2011 0 Comments • views: 2879

Route up to Thunder Meadows has a shallow snowpack right now (December 23-2011). After leaving Island Lake Road (5 km from parking area) it is best to ascend Thirstquencher Bowl for the first half of the climb and then cross over into Cabin Bowl just before the cliff bands start. It will be difficult to […]

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Thunder Meadows Hut on December 11th
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Thunder Meadows Hut on December 11th

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on December 13, 2011 0 Comments • views: 2753

On Sunday eight of us ski toured to Thunder Meadows Hut from the White Pass Chair at Fernie Alpine Resort. We figured it was best to start high and avoid climbing up the shallow snowpack and thick alder bush that makes getting over the headwall into Cabin Bowl a tough challenge this time of year. […]

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Tunnel Hut Over-nighter

Tunnel Hut Over-nighter

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on December 6, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1824

Maren and I decided Saturday morning to go for a snowshoe and spend a night in the new hut. Ian and the building crew did a fantastic job. The new hut is very well thought out and very efficient. We had a wonderful steak dinner, played some cards, drank a little rum and had a […]

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Tunnel Creek Snowshoe

Tunnel Creek Snowshoe

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on December 4, 2011 0 Comments • views: 2361

Did a snowshoe trip up Tunnel Creek to the new Tunnel Creek Hut on on December 3. Had to walk the first kilometer up the road and then used the snowshoes for the next 4 km. The steady climb to the Hut from Highway 3 took just over 2 hours for the 5 km (3 […]

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Tunnel Creek Cabin
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Tunnel Creek Cabin

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on November 30, 2011 0 Comments • views: 6730

Tunnel Creek Cabin is sitting in its permanent home at 5625 feet in the Lizard Range just south of Fernie. At this time the cabin is not being booked as the toilet is not functional. This should be taken care of shortly, a posting will be made regarding the booking status. Booking will be managed […]

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Tunnel Creek Cabin Liftoff Pending
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Tunnel Creek Cabin Liftoff Pending

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on November 22, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1910

The liftoff of the Tunnel Creek cabin from Gord Ohm’s workshop to its final resting spot just below the tree line in Tunnel Creek is pending. Clear skies later this week could be the window that we are looking for. NASA is not involved. Here are s few pics from last evenings work crew. Pat […]

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Tunnel Creek Cabin Update
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Tunnel Creek Cabin Update

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on November 7, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1906

The cabin project moved closer to fruition with another productive day of work lead by Ian Stokie, Master Carpenter and concept provider, and grunts. The siding was applied today and the remaining tasks are spray foaming the inside, covering the foam with plywood, building the bunks and table, installing the door, windows,heater and lights, and […]

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Tunnel Creek and Thunder Meadows Bookings views: 1758

OUR CABINS ARE PRETTY MUCH BOOKED UNTIL THE END OF APRIL. 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 & 2021 Membership is now available. Support […]

Matthew Szczepanski Awarded Avalanche Bursary views: 240

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 […]

Savannah Cash Receives Avalanche Bursary views: 263

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 […]

FSA Groomed Trails Touring Access views: 366

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 […]

Injured Skier at Tunnel Creek views: 528

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 […]