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Fernie Backcountry Powder experiences
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Fernie Backcountry Powder experiences

Filed in Ski Touring by on March 9, 2013 • views: 1479

Local Fernie resident Gary Walker has been editing short video clips from his memorable recreation experiences. Here is a short clip from ski touring this wonderful winter:

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New Orca Bowl Crossing
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New Orca Bowl Crossing

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 13, 2013 • views: 1411

To call this a “bridge” in light of the the new standard set by George would be a stretch…so I’m going to suggest this structure is a crossing. When Mitch, Ian and I arrived to install the timbers, three helpers arrived seconds later! Ian thouroughly tested the structure.

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Ski Touring as good as it gets in December
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Ski Touring as good as it gets in December

Filed in Ski Touring by on January 1, 2013 • views: 1353

Fernie has enjoyed a historic December for ski touring with a healthy snowpack and great temperatures. The snowpack has been stable with Moderate and Low avalanche hazard ratings by the CAC. The 166 cm snowfall in 7 days was light snow and the temperature has remained cold. Excellent powder, stable conditions and good coverage summarizes […]

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Tunnel Creek Thanksgiving Workparty

Tunnel Creek Thanksgiving Workparty

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on October 3, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1529

There is a work party at tunnel creek hut on Sat Oct. 6th. The work includes: brush clearing, staining, painting, and finishing building the composting toilet. Access is a 40 minute hike from the upper parking lot (truck access only). If you need need more info call Ian @ 250 423-0726

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Florida Bowl Ski Tour Easter Sunday

Florida Bowl Ski Tour Easter Sunday

Filed in Ski Touring by on April 9, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1600

Where else but Fernie can you go skiing in a 5 meter snow pack in the morning and then go mountain biking in the afternoon? On Easter Sunday 4 of us did a heli drop on the top of Mount Proctor, skied Florida Bowl, Shit I Don’t Know Bowl, Skinned up and skied Dogleg 2 […]

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The Boys Go Biking

The Boys Go Biking

Filed in Biking, Ski Touring by on April 2, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1492

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Southern Rockies Avalanche Observations. March 22

Southern Rockies Avalanche Observations. March 22

Filed in Ski Touring by on March 24, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1220

This photo of deep slab NW asp 2240m near McClatchie junction – big propagation, looks like the Feb 9 surface hoar layer and must be a 3m crown – we think that the ‘big Spring lines’ are a long ways off in terms of trusting the snow pack! Gord Ohm Avalanche Technician South Rockies 250-423-8984

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Preparing cabins for the winter views: 189

Hello Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club members and friends. Now is the time when we start to think about preparing our cabins for the winter. Up first will be cutting and splitting firewood in preparation for being flown to each Hut. The first date is Wed Sept 18th at 5:30. This takes place at […]

Montane Hut Fire Ban views: 237

The Montane Hut has a fire ban in effect. Despite several permit requests with the City of Fernie, a permit has not been granted to accommodate fires. Both indoor and outdoor fires at the Montane Hut are not allowed at this time however this will change for the winter months. Our intentions to operate a […]

Snow Cat Grooming Montane views: 1083

Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club has been grooming Montane Nordic and Multi-use Trails for the past three months, 100 days of grooming to date. Joining our grooming team of Black Panther and Blue Bearcat is our Red Kassbohrer Snow Cat. This should keep things on the smooth and level. Our winter grooming budget is […]

Final Avalanche Bursary Awarded views: 974

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club have finalized the Avalanche Bursary program with awards to Megan Bell and Matthew Szczepanski, pictured below with Ian Stokie, FT&STC President. Stokie commented, “Were happy that our bursary program is going towards people who are interested in avalanche safety and working locally”. Every year $2000 is available to […]