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Hosmer Mountain – Ghostrider Slopes

Hosmer Mountain – Ghostrider Slopes

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 19, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1808

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: 2882

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: 1591

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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Thunder Meadows Avalanche

Thunder Meadows Avalanche

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on February 5, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1695

On Friday Thunder Meadows experienced the natural avalanche pattern that was observed across Southern BC. The avalanche path crossed just beyond the top of Easy Street, a popular route to the Thunder Meadows Cabin. Easy Street is considered by many to be a shooting gallery during higher avalanche conditions because of potential cornice falls and […]

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Island Lake Lodge

Ski Touring at Island Lake in April

Filed in Ski Touring by on January 31, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1237

Island Lake Lodge, long heralded as a premiere backcountry lodge and catskiing destination, will now be offering guided ski touring as well. Guests will be transported by snow cat into the mountains where they can enjoy touring 7,000 acres of Island Lake property. The terrain, which includes alpine bowls, gladed trees and an extensive road […]

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Thunder Meadows Access and Ski Terrain

Thunder Meadows Access and Ski Terrain

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on December 23, 2011 0 Comments • views: 2261

Route up to Thunder Meadows has a shallow snowpack right now (December 23-2011). After leaving Island Lake Road (5 km from parking area) it is best to ascend Thirstquencher Bowl for the first half of the climb and then cross over into Cabin Bowl just before the cliff bands start. It will be difficult to […]

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Thunder Meadows Hut on December 11th
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Thunder Meadows Hut on December 11th

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on December 13, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1747

On Sunday eight of us ski toured to Thunder Meadows Hut from the White Pass Chair at Fernie Alpine Resort. We figured it was best to start high and avoid climbing up the shallow snowpack and thick alder bush that makes getting over the headwall into Cabin Bowl a tough challenge this time of year. […]

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Snow Cat Grooming Montane views: 675

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: 587

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 […]

FT&STC Annual General Meeting views: 3156

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club Annual General Meeting is being held on March 7th at 7PM. The meeting is being held at the Fernie Hotel meeting room (691 1st Avenue) in the basement across from the washrooms. The club has had a busy year and we look forward to recapping with everyone, new […]

Hut Etiquette views: 789

The Alpine Club of Canada recently requested pieces of hut etiquette from their cabin users and they tallied up the responses and published the most requested pieces of hut etiquette. Their results are common sense and do apply with exception that our Fernie cabins are rented to groups only. Here is what was suggested, read […]