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2017 Avalanche Bursary Recipients
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2017 Avalanche Bursary Recipients

Filed in Bursary, Ski Touring by on December 16, 2016 • views: 2105

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is pleased to announce two 2017 Avalanche Bursary recipients. The avalanche bursary program has been in place for several years with the goal of promoting avalanche safety and awareness in the Elk Valley and to assist individuals who are pursuing a career in the avalanche industry. Gordon […]

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2016 Winter Grooming on Montane Trails
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2016 Winter Grooming on Montane Trails

Filed in Biking, Montane by on December 7, 2016 • views: 1885

Montane Blue groomed for biking Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club has groomed 10 kilometers of ski road (Montane Green) and 10 km of multi-use (Montane Blue) for snow shoes and fat bikes. All the trails are signed and please do not walk or bike on the Montane Green roads that are groomed for Nordic Skiing […]

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FSA donates to Harvey Pass Warming Hut
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FSA donates to Harvey Pass Warming Hut

Filed in Harvey Pass by on November 30, 2016 • views: 2024

The Fernie Snowmobile Association has donated $5000 to to the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club to help complete the Harvey Pass Warming Hut. Dave Hozjan (right to left) was pleased to present a cheque to Ian Stokie and Ryland Nelson of the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club. The FSA will provide half the […]

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New Tunnel Creek Avalanche Sign
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New Tunnel Creek Avalanche Sign

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on November 22, 2016 • views: 2026

Those of you skiing at Tunnel Creek will notice the new Avalanche sign complements of BC Recreation Sites & Trails Thanks to funding from BC Recreation Sites & Trails, Avalanche Canada has mapped all of BC’s provincially managed snowmobile recreation areas and many of the backcountry ski areas using the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale. This […]

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Canadian Tire supports Harvey Pass Hut

Canadian Tire supports Harvey Pass Hut

Filed in Harvey Pass by on November 7, 2016 • views: 1775

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club is constructing a warming hut in Harvey Pass. This authorized BC Recreation Site will be open to all users. Last week the local Canadian Tire store donated $2500 towards the Harvey Pass project. A huge thanks to Canadian Tire owner Angus McDonald for supporting this official BC Recreation […]

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Harvey Hut Work Party
Harvey Hut Work Party

Harvey Hut Work Party

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring by on September 13, 2016 • views: 2381

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club needs all hands on deck for a BIG concrete pour and clean up this weekend, September 17 and 18th, for the new Harvey Hut. The site has been cleared, the hut laid out and excavated nine footing holes. Now we need your help to mix concrete on site […]

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Lazy Lizard Connector – Bridge Completed

Lazy Lizard Connector – Bridge Completed

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on August 26, 2016 • views: 2501

Lazy Lizard Bridge in Mount Fernie Park About 50 hours of volunteer time to build and install the Lazy Lizard Bridge last week. All of the cedar wood was donated by Alex Hamilton and his partners from the Alpine Trails condo development. Cheers to the Thunder Ridge crew who fundraised for this project last 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 […]