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Tunnel Creek addition and news
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Tunnel Creek addition and news

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on August 9, 2015 • views: 2547

The FT&STC will be working on the Tunnel Creek Hut this September. Planning to reclad and put in foundations Sept 5th & 6th. Then prefabbing the Addition at Gord Ohms shop and having it in place by the end of Sept. People interested in helping with this project can reply to Ian Stokie (istokie@yahoo.com). This […]

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Tunnel Creek work update
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Tunnel Creek work update

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on August 31, 2015 • views: 2146

Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club’s industrious leader, Ian Stokie, sustained a broken neck and hand in a mountain biking accident. These injuries will slow Ian down for a while. Ian believes we can still move ahead with the planned work at Tunnel Creek as long as there are enough people interested. He can still […]

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Montane Winter Usage Map
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Montane Winter Usage Map

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Montane by on January 4, 2016 • views: 3543

The map can be downloaded for printing here Montane-winter-map 3

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Avalanche Bursary Awarded
Avalanche Bursary Awarded

Avalanche Bursary Awarded

Filed in Bursary by on January 6, 2016 • views: 2265

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is pleased to announce that we have awarded an Avalanche Bursary to Jeremy Wishart. Jeremy was awarded $750 to help fund his CAA Level 2 Avalanche Operations. On receiving the bursary Jeremy commented, “Please pass on my gratitude to the FTSTC for their generosity in providing this […]

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Fire Ban at Cabins
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Fire Ban at Cabins

Filed in Harvey Pass, Hiking, Montane, Thunder Meadows by on August 3, 2017 • views: 2382

The FT&STC has banned all fires at the Thunder Meadows, Montane Hut, and Tunnel Creek cabins until further notice. This ban applies to all fires including the wood stoves. The official fire ban issued from BC Wildfire is as follows: Campfire Ban in Place for Entire East Kootenay The entire East Kootenay is under a […]

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Fernie Cabins getting ready for Winter
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Fernie Cabins getting ready for Winter

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on September 30, 2018 • views: 1881

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club is preparing it’s backcountry overnight Fernie huts for another winter season. The Thunder Meadows and Tunnel Creek are basic backcounty huts geared towards ski and split-board mountaineering and are rented on a nightly basis. This seasons hut bookings open on November 1st and will be managed online. Every […]

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Hut Etiquette
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Hut Etiquette

Filed in Montane, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on February 4, 2019 • views: 1992

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 Active Trapping views: 201

Tunnel Creek’s licensed trapper sent us a note advising of active trapping in the Tunnel Creek Area from November 21st to December 31, 2020. Backcountry adventurers share access in Tunnel Creek with a licensed trapper, trapping for fur bearing animals under the BC Wildlife Act. We ask you to please respect the trapper and his […]

Sam Higgins awarded Bursary for Avalanche Operations Level 1 views: 374

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 […]

Orca Bridge Completed views: 246

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 […]

Early Season Backcountry Skier Death views: 430

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 […]