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2017 Avalanche Bursary Recipients
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2017 Avalanche Bursary Recipients

Filed in Bursary, Ski Touring by on December 16, 2016 • views: 2713

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is pleased to announce two 2017 Avalanche Bursary recipients. The avalanche bursary program has been in place for several years with the goal of promoting avalanche safety and awareness in the Elk Valley and to assist individuals who are pursuing a career in the avalanche industry. Gordon […]

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New Tunnel Creek Avalanche Sign
Avalanche Sign

New Tunnel Creek Avalanche Sign

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on November 22, 2016 • views: 2556

Those of you skiing at Tunnel Creek will notice the new Avalanche sign complements of BC Recreation Sites & Trails Thanks to funding from BC Recreation Sites & Trails, Avalanche Canada has mapped all of BC’s provincially managed snowmobile recreation areas and many of the backcountry ski areas using the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale. This […]

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Harvey Hut Work Party
Harvey Hut Work Party

Harvey Hut Work Party

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring by on September 13, 2016 • views: 2967

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club needs all hands on deck for a BIG concrete pour and clean up this weekend, September 17 and 18th, for the new Harvey Hut. The site has been cleared, the hut laid out and excavated nine footing holes. Now we need your help to mix concrete on site […]

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Harvey Pass Warming Hut Draft Plans
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Harvey Pass Warming Hut Draft Plans

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring by on August 23, 2016 • views: 3236

Plans to build a new warming hut at Harvey Pass for the 2016-17 winter season are moving ahead quickly. The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club worked to secure official BC government recreation site status and approval to build the Harvey Pass Warming Hut. Everything is in place to move forward with immediate construction of […]

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Fernie Brewing Donates
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Fernie Brewing Donates

Filed in About, Biking, Hiking, Montane, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on April 4, 2016 • views: 3046

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is very pleased to announce that Fernie Brewing Co. (FBC) donated $3671.64 to our club. Lets give a big thanks to FBC! This February 16th to March 31st, FBC featured the FT&STC in their “Cheers to Charity” fundraising program. The funds will help with ongoing trail and […]

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Harvey Pass Warming Hut
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Harvey Pass Warming Hut

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring by on February 8, 2016 • views: 6223

The Harvey Pass area south of Fernie has long been a popular backcountry ski destination.  With popular runs such as Curve Ball, Wild Thing, Romi’s Midnight Run and Next of Kin all accessed from the high mountain forestry road pass. Being so remote (over 40 km on forestry roads from Fernie) backcountry recreationists of all […]

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Fernie Brewing’s Cheers to Charity!
Cheers for Charity

Fernie Brewing’s Cheers to Charity!

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 4, 2016 • views: 2531

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club has been chosen to participate in Fernie Brewing’s  “Cheers for Charity!” donation program. Fernie Brewing  has been operating their “Cheers to Charity!” donation program since December 2013. When it started, they had a simple mandate, which was to raise invaluable funds for local Charities, Clubs and Organizations. Invaluable, […]

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Tunnel Creek and Thunder Meadows to Open views: 332

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: 160

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: 217

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: 1063

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 […]