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Tunnel Creek Ski Slopes

Tunnel Creek Ski Slopes

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on April 26, 2011 0 Comments • views: 3947

Tunnel Creek is one of Fernie’s top day ski areas and has awesome terrain. Current plans will see a new winter ski touring hut at Tunnel Creek next December. Here are a few aerial images:

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Three Sisters Ski Runs

Three Sisters Ski Runs

Filed in Ski Touring by on April 26, 2011 0 Comments • views: 3577

The Three Sisters offers Fernie’s big mountain skiing and awesome day skiing. Check out these shots:

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Thunder Meadows Ski Runs

Thunder Meadows Ski Runs

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on April 25, 2011 0 Comments • views: 2668

Here are some classic pictures from this year’s adventures at Thunder Meadows and some recently taken images of the great ski terrain.

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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: 2385

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: 2020

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: 1524

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: 1716

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 and Thunder Meadows to Open views: 353

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 […]

Early Season Backcountry Skier Death views: 178

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 […]

North Kootenay Pass – Traverse the Southern Canadian Rockies views: 224

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 […]

Fernie Ski Touring Club Cabins Close views: 1070

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 […]