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Southern Rockies Avalanche Observations

Southern Rockies Avalanche Observations

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 24, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1315

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: 1552

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: 1981

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: 3065

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: 1719

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: 1818

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: 1366

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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Avalanche Bursary awarded to Justine Cowitz views: 97

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: 316

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 […]

Preparing cabins for the winter views: 256

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: 295

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 […]