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NE Slidepath on Fernie Mountain

NE Slidepath on Fernie Mountain

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 26, 2011 0 Comments • views: 2109

Climbed up Heiko’s Fernie Mountain Trail on Friday and skied down the slide path on the NE flank of Fernie Mountain. Access is from Alpine Trails condo land (old gravel pit). Park at the locked gate at the end of the public road and walk up to Fairy Creek access road. Fernie Mountain Trail starts about 50 meters past the junction and is signed. Snow shoers frequently use the trail so it is well broken in until you reach the east ridge of Fernie Mountain. Climbing this ridge is a steep, safe route with nicely spaced fir and cedar trees.

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Morrissey Slide Path

Morrissey Slide Path

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on February 11, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1720

Had a good ski up North Tunnel Creek and down the Morrissey Slide Path that drops onto HWY 3. Instead of climbing up from the Tunnel Creek parking area we went up over the power transmission line right of way and up North Tunnel Creek, under the Tunnel slide paths. Need good stability to take this route.

The ski down the Morrissey slide path was very nice at the top 800 meters but very ugly in the lower 300 meters to the highway. Highway 3 drivers should be very thankful for the numerous avalanche structures that prevent large slides from crossing the roadway.

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February 15 AGM

February 15 AGM

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 9, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1303

Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday February 15 7 PM
Freshies Coffee Shop (new location across from Guides Hut)

everyone welcome

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Mongolia Bowl Avalanche February 1

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 2, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1466

Three skiers were able to escape an avalanche near Fernie, B.C., Tuesday afternoon.

About 2:30 p.m., Fernie Alpine Resort received a distress call from a male skier who needed help rescuing his two friends.

The three males had been skiing outside the resort’s controlled recreational area when an avalanche was triggered.

Resort spokesman Matt Mosteller said the avalanche happened in an area called the Mongolia Bowl, which he described as a backcountry ski touring spot.

Hill staff alerted RCMP and consequently Fernie Search and Rescue was called out.

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Tunnel Creek December 26th

Tunnel Creek December 26th

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on December 28, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1490

Skiied up to Tunnel Creek Ridge on Boxing Day with Ian, Jack and Mitch. Stability was good with 15 cm of good powder on the ice crust. Went down Home Run and did not have to navigate alder bushes until below the cliff band.

Last week some skiers used their snowmobile for access along the road. If you see anyone doing this tell them it is not open for sleds until March 15. Turn them around!

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Little Sand Creek

Filed in Ski Touring by on December 8, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1629

Did some good powder skiing up Little Sand Creek (Powder Cowboy)on Sunday with Mitch and Linda. Same old short runs but excellent sunshine and powder. The area is closed for cat skiing this year and was highly used by sled skiers this weekend. From the Galloway Road it is a 16 kilometer and 1000 vertical meter sled ride to the powder zone. Worth it for some early season touring.

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North Tunnel Creek Slidepaths

North Tunnel Creek Slidepaths

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on February 7, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1580

Ian, Jack, Dave and Pat toured up North Tunnel Creek to the Tunnel Creek and Morrissey slidepaths today. Stability was good and we made two runs off of Tunnel Ridge in excellent powder conditions. At the top of the ridge there was 2.25 meters of snowpack. It appeared that no one had ventured into this basin this season. A very impressive avalanche had bulldozed it’s way several weeks ago down North Tunnel Creek and left vertical walls 3 meters high on both sides of the drainage. This route made for easy climbing and all the alder was nicely buried.

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Avalanche Bursaries Awarded views: 117

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 […]

FTSTC Funds FTA views: 126

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 […]

Avalanche Bursary awarded to Justine Cowitz views: 374

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. […]

Winter Cabins Update views: 604

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 […]