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Fernie Huts Getting Ready for Winter
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Fernie Huts Getting Ready for Winter

Filed in Montane, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 7, 2017 • views: 2894

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club is preparing it’s backcountry overnight Fernie huts for a busy 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. Each Autumn Club members get together to gather firewood, fill the propane and […]

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Skiers rescued from Lost Boys Pass
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Skiers rescued from Lost Boys Pass

Filed in Ski Touring by on March 12, 2017 • views: 5242

Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR) was activated on Saturday, March 11 to search for two Colorado skiers who had not been heard from or seen since March 9 and who had been missing for over 36 hours. Witnesses had last seen the subjects in the area of Lost Boys Pass heading towards Sand Creek and […]

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Thunder Meadows via Cabin Bowl
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Thunder Meadows via Cabin Bowl

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on March 12, 2017 • views: 3050

I recently enjoyed a nice walk to Thunder Meadows via Cabin Bowl. Cornices were referenced in the Avalanche Report as being Considerable hazard and Polaris Bowl and Easy Street are known for such activity, so we took the long route for safety. It had been years since I climbed the summer trail in winter and […]

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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: 2787

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
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New Tunnel Creek Avalanche Sign

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on November 22, 2016 • views: 2629

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: 3047

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: 3321

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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Tunnel Creek and Thunder Meadows Bookings views: 1715

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 […]