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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: 3099

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: 2596

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: 2356

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: 1741

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: 1955

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: 1861

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: 2532

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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Harvey Hut Work Party views: 632

We are looking for volunteers to help complete the Harvey Pass warming hut for the coming snow season! Harvey Pass has lost three previous cabins to fire, the last cabin burnt prior to being completed. This build is using a sea can to ensure its survival! The Harvey Hut is an official BC Recreation site, […]

Racehorse Pass Trail to Remain Open views: 510

Following the stakeholder consultation process, it looks like the Racehorse Pass trail has been removed from the government’s list of candidate roads to be decommissioned under the Cumulative Effects Management Framework project this summer. The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club participated in the process by asking that Racehorse Pass remain open for recreational use […]

Carpal Tunnel – Fernie’s Newest Trail views: 1080

Fernie’s Newest Trail addition in Montane is named after a trail builders nemeses, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome! It is caused by excessive trail work over a long period and is characterized by sensations of tingling, numbness, or burning. Everyone in this trail crew can relate! This is first trail constructed by the newly established Coal Creek […]

E-bikes are Motorized Vehicles views: 1253

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 […]