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Morrissey Slide Path

Morrissey Slide Path

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on February 11, 2011 0 Comments • views: 2500

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.


February 15 AGM

February 15 AGM

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 9, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1818

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


Mongolia Bowl Avalanche February 1

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 2, 2011 0 Comments • views: 2062

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.


Tunnel Creek December 26th

Tunnel Creek December 26th

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on December 28, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1947

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!


Little Sand Creek

Filed in Ski Touring by on December 8, 2010 0 Comments • views: 2829

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.


North Tunnel Creek Slidepaths

North Tunnel Creek Slidepaths

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on February 7, 2010 0 Comments • views: 2178

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.


Big Sand Creek – First Peak

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 4, 2010 0 Comments • views: 2460

Skiing has been quite good up in the Grizzly Basin below First Peak and above Big Sand Creek in the Sand Creek Range. Several of us skiied there on Friday, January 29 and found good powder on the short 150m to 200m descents. Access is through the Galloway Mill and just past the Bull River mining camp. A sled ride of 10 kilometers and 850 vertical meters gets you to the powder zone. The road rides good now but will probably be filled in when the next big storm comes along.


Cabin Bookings Details-Updated views: 1438

On January 15, 2022 at 6am MST Thunder Meadows and Tunnel Creek bookings go online for the period from February 1st to April 15, 2022. The cabins can only be booked by Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club members. Individual and Family Club Memberships are available online here. Only Covid-19 Fully Vaccinated people can stay […]

Tunnel Creek Renovations Planned for 2022 views: 282

The FTSTC is planning for Tunnel Creek renovations the summer of 2022. The plan is to replace the existing Tunnel Creek bunk house with a superior structure that matches the existing day use structure. This renovation on the hut would increase the quality of overnight stays and improve the day use experience. The footing and […]

2022 Avalanche Bursary Recipients Announced views: 272

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FTSTC) have finalized the 2022 Avalanche Bursary program with awards to an unprecedented nine recipients with bursaries totaling $3400. This year the annual budget was increased to cover the increased number and quality of the submissions. Ian Stokie, FTSTC President, commented, “Were happy that our bursary program is […]

Fernie Premier of La Liste: Everything or Nothing views: 543

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FTSTC) is hosting a film at the Vogue Theatre showing the most extreme backcountry skiing of all time…it’s insane! From the award-winning filmmakers Sherpas Cinema their latest film “La Liste: Everything or Nothing” is a must see! Big mountain skiers, and close friends, Jérémie Heitz and Sam Anthamatten […]