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Savannah Cash Receives Avalanche Bursary
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Savannah Cash Receives Avalanche Bursary

Filed in Bursary by on January 1, 2021 • views: 1248

Savannah Cash was awarded a $500 Bursary from the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club to pursue a professional career in the avalanche industry. We are pleased to support Savannah with her Avalanche Operations Level 1 course and wish her the best. Every year $2000 is available to help further avalanche education in the Elk […]

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FSA Groomed Trails Touring Access
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FSA Groomed Trails Touring Access

Filed in Ski Touring by on January 1, 2021 • views: 1407

The Fernie Snowmobile Association (FSA) has passed along a few key updates regarding their grooming operations this winter. Several backcountry users have expressed concerns about the FSA plans to regularly groom Hartley Lake Road this season. Their concerns included: – The cost of having a FSA membership – The parking lot being full – Road […]

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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: 1380

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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Sam Higgins awarded Bursary for Avalanche Operations Level 1
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Sam Higgins awarded Bursary for Avalanche Operations Level 1

Filed in Bursary by on November 10, 2020 • views: 1382

Sam Higgins was awarded a $500 Bursary from the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club to pursue a professional career in the avalanche industry. We are pleased to support Sam with his Avalanche Operations Level 1 course and wish him the best. Every year $2000 is available to help further avalanche education in the Elk […]

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Orca Bridge Completed
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Orca Bridge Completed

Filed in Thunder Meadows by on November 8, 2020 • views: 1108

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
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Early Season Backcountry Skier Death

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 21, 2020 • views: 1840

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
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Tunnel Creek and Thunder Meadows Bookings

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 14, 2020 • views: 2795

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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Cabin Bookings Details-Updated views: 1438

On January 15, 2022 at 6am MST Thunder Meadows and Tunnel Creek bookings go online for the period from February 1st to April 15, 2022. The cabins can only be booked by Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club members. Individual and Family Club Memberships are available online here. Only Covid-19 Fully Vaccinated people can stay […]

Tunnel Creek Renovations Planned for 2022 views: 282

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 […]

2022 Avalanche Bursary Recipients Announced views: 272

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FTSTC) have finalized the 2022 Avalanche Bursary program with awards to an unprecedented nine recipients with bursaries totaling $3400. This year the annual budget was increased to cover the increased number and quality of the submissions. Ian Stokie, FTSTC President, commented, “Were happy that our bursary program is […]

Fernie Premier of La Liste: Everything or Nothing views: 543

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FTSTC) is hosting a film at the Vogue Theatre showing the most extreme backcountry skiing of all time…it’s insane! From the award-winning filmmakers Sherpas Cinema their latest film “La Liste: Everything or Nothing” is a must see! Big mountain skiers, and close friends, Jérémie Heitz and Sam Anthamatten […]