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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: 1912

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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Clarify the SPAW issued by CAC
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Clarify the SPAW issued by CAC

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 29, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1823

Hi Everyone, Just a short note to clarify the Special Public Avalanche Warning (SPAW) which was issued by the Can Avalanche Centre for last weekend. Ian Stokie and I had a discussion about it as he was wondering why the Danger was dropped to Considerable when there was a special warning issued. Ian figured that […]

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Southern Rockies Avalanche Observations

Southern Rockies Avalanche Observations

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 24, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1506

Gord and I were in the Barnes Lake area today which is near Corbin. Its was a beautiful day with mainly light winds from the west, with some moderate winds and snow transport at ridge top later in the afternoon. We saw numerous natural ¬†avalanches today to size 2.5 (i.e. large enough to bury injure […]

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Three Sisters – Fairy Creek Meadows
Fairy Creek Meadows

Three Sisters – Fairy Creek Meadows

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 20, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1734

Ten of us took a Helicopter ride into the Three Sisters for a day of ski touring. Landed at 2208 meters in Fairy Creek Meadows and did our snow evaluations before our first descent. Snowpack is 3.0 meters at 2200 meters elevation and has two surface hoar layers in the top 30 cm. We immediately […]

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Hosmer Mountain – Ghostrider Slopes

Hosmer Mountain – Ghostrider Slopes

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 19, 2012 0 Comments • views: 2238

Group of eight of us made some nice turns today under the Ghostrider Peak on Hosmer Mtn. The clear-cuts below the cliffs are pleasant 20 to 30 degree slopes and the alpine just below the rocks increases to 35 degrees. Snowpack is highly variable between 1.5 meters down to .5 meter on the windblown exposed […]

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Tunnel Creek Avalanche Report Feb 8 2012
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Tunnel Creek Avalanche Report Feb 8 2012

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on February 10, 2012 0 Comments • views: 3477

Gord and Dave have been busy doing field observations for the Canadian Avalanche Association. The have graciously forwarded their reports and findings for posting on Fernie Trails. Thanks guys! Had a good look at this avalanche today – cornice triggered Na 12-02-05 0500 +/- 12hrs . – E asp 2050m – 1750m – 350m W […]

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Thunder Meadows  Feb 4 2012
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Thunder Meadows Feb 4 2012

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on February 6, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1903

Four of us started by utilizing the new Polar Peak lift, and going through the beacon gate into Polaris Bowl. We had epic conditions all the way down to easy street. As we go into uphill mode at the bottom of Easy Street and had a thorough discussion about conditions and the 2.5 that crossed […]

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Fernie Ski Touring Club Cabins Close views: 451

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 […]

2020 Annual General Meeting views: 583

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club is holding its Annual General Meeting at 7PM on Wednesday, March 4 2020 at the Fernie Seniors Centre. The Seniors Centre is located at: 562 3 Ave, Downtown Fernie. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. 2019 will be reviewed and direction moving forward with respect to trails, […]

Tunnel Creek Incident Report views: 1440

Fernie SAR was activated today for a report of an injured skier. The skier, part of a group of six skiers based at Tunnel Creek Cabin, were involved in an avalanche triggered by a cornice in the 1942 Chute area. One skier fell an estimated 200 metres through challenging terrain, sustaining a chest injury. The […]

Avalanche Bursaries Awarded views: 296

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 […]