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TUNNEL CREEK PARKING ADVISORY – Updated
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TUNNEL CREEK PARKING ADVISORY – Updated

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on February 27, 2022 • views: 2056

The RCMP caught the scumbag! It’s unfortunate to report that the Tunnel Creek parking lot has been subject to fuel theft. Even worse, the culprits are drilling fuel tanks causing expensive damage to vehicles. At this time we suspect it’s happening late at night however it’s not confirmed. PLEASE report any suspicious activity to the […]

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Hut Etiquette
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Hut Etiquette

Filed in Montane, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on February 1, 2022 • views: 5580

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 […]

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Tunnel Creek Renovations Planned for 2022
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Tunnel Creek Renovations Planned for 2022

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on January 10, 2022 • views: 2343

The FTSTC is planning for Tunnel Creek renovations the summer of 2022. The plan is to replace the existing Tunnel Creek bunk house with a superior structure that matches the existing day use structure. This renovation on the hut would increase the quality of overnight stays and improve the day use experience. The footing and […]

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Injured Skier at Tunnel Creek
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Injured Skier at Tunnel Creek

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on December 8, 2020 • views: 2122

Fernie Search And Rescue was activated on December 5th by a 911 call to respond to a report of an injured skier at Tunnel Creek Cabin. The two skiers had overnighted in the cabin and were due out that day. With very little flying time remaining, Fernie SAR Techs responded via helicopter for a rapid […]

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Orca Bridge Completed
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Orca Bridge Completed

Filed in Thunder Meadows by on November 8, 2020 • views: 2373

The weather cooperated, materials came together and a great group of volunteers came out to complete the Orca Bridge this past Saturday. With some help from Assent Helicopters the bridge was completed in only a few hours. The Orca Road Bridge is the preferred ski out from Thunder Meadows and is on Island Lake Lodges […]

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Early Season Backcountry Skier Death
Backcountry Skier Death

Early Season Backcountry Skier Death

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 21, 2020 • views: 3193

Konan Wendt, of Invermere, was out skiing for the day with three friends on Monday when tragedy struck on Robertson Glacier, Kananaskis Country. Robertson Glacier is a popular early season destination for backcountry skiers that is comparable in early season traffic to Fernie’s Harvey Pass. Wendt suffered a serious head injury when pitched forward into […]

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Tunnel Creek and Thunder Meadows Bookings

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 14, 2020 • views: 3698

THERE IS AVAILABILITY IN APRIL AND BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN FOR JULY 1 TO THE END OF OCTOBER. THERE ARE A FEW DAYS IN APRIL AVAILABLE AND THE TOURING CAN BE VERY GOOD. MAY CAN ALSO BE GOOD AND WE’LL CONSIDER OPENING FOR MAY DEPENDING ON CONDITIONS. The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club’s 2020 […]

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How and when to Book the Cabins views: 3862

How and when to book the Cabins are frequent questions and this post is intended as an overview to assist you. Thunder Meadows and Tunnel Creek cabins are bookable online for overnight stays by members only. This is not exclusive usage as the cabins are also available for day use. Day users are encouraged to […]

2024 Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Bursary Recipients views: 103

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FTSTC) have finalized the 2024 Avalanche Bursary program with awards going to seven recipients with bursaries totaling $3425. Magnus Leckenby, FTSTC President, commented, “Were happy that our bursary program is going towards people who will contribute to a safer backcountry”. Every year $2000 is available to help further […]

FT&STC Annual General Meeting views: 1448

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club is holding its Annual General Meeting at 7PM on Thursday, March 14 2024 at the Fernie Seniors Centre (562 3 Ave, Fernie). Members and non-members are welcome to attend. 2023 will be reviewed and direction moving forward with respect to the cabins, new projects, summer plans, work parties, […]

Club Hut Booking Policy 2024 views: 261

Recognizing the valuable volunteer efforts required to operate and maintain the backcountry hut system, the Club offer early access to hut bookings for volunteers. Here’s an overview of our booking policy: Volunteer Access: • Active Volunteers who contribute their time and skills to the club have early booking privileges. • Volunteers must maintain a current […]

2023 Cabin Improvements views: 1158

Every summer the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club directors, members and friends volunteer their time to improve our backcountry cabins. The dedication of the volunteers and the support the club receives from various organizations is commendable. The organizations include the Columbia Basin Trust, RDEK Area A, the City of Fernie, Home Hardware, Fernie Alpine […]