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2016 Avalanche Bursary Final Recipients
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2016 Avalanche Bursary Final Recipients

Filed in Bursary by on February 22, 2016 • views: 4980

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is pleased to announce the 2016 Avalanche Bursary Final 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. […]

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Avalanche Bursary awarded to Eric Pearson
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Avalanche Bursary awarded to Eric Pearson

Filed in Bursary by on January 21, 2019 • views: 2663

Eric Pearson is the most recent applicant who the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club has supported in our Avalanche Bursary Program. Every year $2000 is available to help further avalanche education in the Elk Valley. The program has been existence for the past decade and bursary applicants need to apply in writing to fernietrails@fernie.com […]

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Winter Cabins Update
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Winter Cabins Update

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 23, 2019 • views: 2768

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 […]

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Avalanche Bursaries Awarded
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Avalanche Bursaries Awarded

Filed in Bursary by on December 30, 2019 • views: 1764

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club has awarded Avalanche Bursaries to Jacob Hayden and Jesse Kilpatrick. 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. Read more […]

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Matthew Szczepanski Awarded Avalanche Bursary
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Matthew Szczepanski Awarded Avalanche Bursary

Filed in Bursary by on January 14, 2021 • views: 2363

Matthew Szczepanski 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 once again support Matthew, this time with his Avalanche Search And Rescue course and wish him the best. Having trained people like Matthew in the community is […]

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Harvey Hut Work Party
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Harvey Hut Work Party

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring by on August 13, 2021 • views: 3052

We are looking for volunteers to help complete the Harvey Pass warming hut for the coming snow season! Harvey Pass has lost three previous cabins to fire, the last cabin burnt prior to being completed. This build is using a sea can to ensure its survival! The Harvey Hut is an official BC Recreation site, […]

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Harvey Pass Hut is Completed
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Harvey Pass Hut is Completed

Filed in About, Harvey Pass, Ski Touring by on October 21, 2021 • views: 3230

We’re extremely pleased to announce that the Harvey Pass Hut, warming and emergency shelter, has been completed and is open to the public. This time we hope it’s fire proof! This is the 6th cabin at Harvey Pass and yes, the previous five were destroyed by fire. The last cabin burnt in 2017 when a […]

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How and when to Book the Cabins views: 4384

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: 723

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: 1956

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: 725

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: 1587

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 […]