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Avalanche Bursary awarded to Justine Cowitz
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Avalanche Bursary awarded to Justine Cowitz

Filed in Bursary, Ski Touring by on November 8, 2019 • views: 1157

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. […]

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Winter Cabins Update
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Winter Cabins Update

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 23, 2019 • views: 1120

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 […]

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Tunnel Creek Active Trap line
Active Trap line

Tunnel Creek Active Trap line

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on December 19, 2018 • views: 1887

Tunnel Creek currently has an Active Trap line that could be an issue for dogs. The access to Tunnel Creek Cabin is shared with a licensed trapper for the trapping of fur bearing animals under the BC Wildlife Act. All trap locations are marked with orange ribbon and green glow paint on the trees adjacent […]

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Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019
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Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019

Filed in About, Biking, Harvey Pass, Hiking, Montane, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 31, 2018 • views: 2553

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club is pleased to announce the new Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019 membership. This membership includes Montane 4-season access, winter grooming, cabin access, summer trails and a FTA trail supporter pass. The “Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019” membership is available here for Winter & Summer 2019 $40/individuals […]

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Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop
Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop

Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop

Filed in Ski Touring by on October 31, 2018 • views: 1778

Join Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop (EVSAW) for a gathering of winter enthusiasts at the Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop, November 10, 2018! This one-day seminar welcomes avalanche professionals and recreationalists alike to engage in vibrant discussions and learn from fellow avalanche practitioners. A variety of topics including case studies of past events and information […]

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Fernie Cabins getting ready for Winter
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Fernie Cabins getting ready for Winter

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on September 30, 2018 • views: 1933

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club is preparing it’s backcountry overnight Fernie huts for another winter season. The Thunder Meadows and Tunnel Creek are basic backcounty huts geared towards ski and split-board mountaineering and are rented on a nightly basis. This seasons hut bookings open on November 1st and will be managed online. Every […]

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Harvey Hut “Cheers to Charity!”
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Harvey Hut “Cheers to Charity!”

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring by on February 17, 2018 • views: 4848

The Harvey Hut rebuild project has been chosen to participate in Fernie Brewing’s “Cheers to Charity!” donation program. Harvey Hut burnt last September in BC’s worst fire season ever. Over $20,000 in supplies and thousands of volunteer hours were lost in the fire. From Friday February 16th until Saturday March 15th, all “Cheers to Charity!” […]

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Tunnel Creek and Thunder Meadows Bookings views: 1713

OUR CABINS ARE PRETTY MUCH BOOKED UNTIL THE END OF APRIL. THERE ARE A FEW DAYS IN APRIL AVAILABLE AND THE TOURING CAN BE VERY GOOD. MAY CAN ALSO BE GOOD AND WE’LL CONSIDER OPENING FOR MAY DEPENDING ON CONDITIONS. The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club’s 2020 & 2021 Membership is now available. Support […]

Matthew Szczepanski Awarded Avalanche Bursary views: 204

Matthew Szczepanski was awarded a $500 Bursary from the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club to pursue a professional career in the avalanche industry. We are pleased to once again support Matthew, this time with his Avalanche Search And Rescue course and wish him the best. Having trained people like Matthew in the community is […]

Savannah Cash Receives Avalanche Bursary views: 242

Savannah Cash was awarded a $500 Bursary from the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club to pursue a professional career in the avalanche industry. We are pleased to support Savannah with her Avalanche Operations Level 1 course and wish her the best. Every year $2000 is available to help further avalanche education in the Elk […]

FSA Groomed Trails Touring Access views: 341

The Fernie Snowmobile Association (FSA) has passed along a few key updates regarding their grooming operations this winter. Several backcountry users have expressed concerns about the FSA plans to regularly groom Hartley Lake Road this season. Their concerns included: – The cost of having a FSA membership – The parking lot being full – Road […]

Injured Skier at Tunnel Creek views: 501

Fernie Search And Rescue was activated on December 5th by a 911 call to respond to a report of an injured skier at Tunnel Creek Cabin. The two skiers had overnighted in the cabin and were due out that day. With very little flying time remaining, Fernie SAR Techs responded via helicopter for a rapid […]