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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: 2840

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: 2682

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: 1926

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: 2172

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: 2262

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: 3039

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: 2332

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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Cabin Bookings Details-Updated views: 2246

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 PARKING ADVISORY views: 660

It’s unfortunate to report that the Tunnel Creek parking lot has been subject to fuel theft. Even worse, the culprits are drilling fuel tanks causing expensive damage to vehicles. At this time we suspect it’s happening late at night however it’s not confirmed. PLEASE report any suspicious activity to the RCMP and the FTSTC suggests […]

2022 Annual General Meeting views: 2987

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club is holding its Annual General Meeting at 7PM on Tuesday, March 15 2022 at the Fernie Seniors Centre. The Fernie Seniors Centre is located at: 562 3 Ave, Downtown Fernie. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. 2021 will be reviewed and direction moving forward with respect to […]

Hut Etiquette views: 3959

The Alpine Club of Canada recently requested pieces of hut etiquette from their cabin users and they tallied up the responses and published the most requested pieces of hut etiquette. Their results are common sense and do apply with exception that our Fernie cabins are rented to groups only. Here is what was suggested, read […]

Tunnel Creek Renovations Planned for 2022 views: 1031

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 […]