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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: 1665

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: 1566

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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: 1279

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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Avalanche Debrief Video – March 22, 2012, Purcell Range – Oldman Creek

Filed in Ski Touring by on March 23, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1261

Avalanche Debrief Video – March 22, 2012, Purcell Range – Oldman Creek

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Southern Rockies Avalanche observations March 14

Filed in Ski Touring by on March 16, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1262

Gord and I were on Michel Ridge today which is in the north end of the Flathead sub-region just SE of Sparwood. This location is a couple Km E of the Ma last Friday that resulted in the death of a snowmobiler. There was about 20 cm of HN24 which brings the HST to 60 […]

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High Avi Hazard – Snowshoe Safe Terrain

High Avi Hazard – Snowshoe Safe Terrain

Filed in Ski Touring by on March 15, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1209

When the avalanche hazard goes to high its best to stay on the ski hill or go snowshoeing in safe terrain if you still need your backcountry fix. I have to repeat, use safe terrain, lots of incidents around Fernie in the past week and the High Hazard continues. The February surface hoar layers are […]

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Avalanche Observations Report March 7, 2012

Avalanche Observations Report March 7, 2012

Filed in Ski Touring by on March 8, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1838

Tues March 6 we were at Harvey Pass- 60cm of recent storm snow on the bed sfc from the remote we had on Feb 29 which ran on the Feb 9 surface hoar. We did some compression tests in a different slope and got moderate results on the same layer, now buried 125 cm at […]

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Avalanche Bursaries Awarded views: 117

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club has awarded Avalanche Bursaries to Jacob Hayden and Jesse Kilpatrick. 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. Read more […]

FTSTC Funds FTA views: 126

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club (FTSTC) presented the Fernie Trails Alliance with a cheque for $4000. The cheque represented 50% of 2019’s collected membership funds, the remaining 50% will be used for FTSTC trail maintenance projects. The FTSTC introduced the new Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019 membership last year. This years 2020 […]

Avalanche Bursary awarded to Justine Cowitz views: 374

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. […]

Winter Cabins Update views: 604

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 […]