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Fernie Huts Getting Ready for Winter
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Fernie Huts Getting Ready for Winter

Filed in Montane, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 7, 2017 • views: 4095

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club is preparing it’s backcountry overnight Fernie huts for a busy 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. Each Autumn Club members get together to gather firewood, fill the propane and […]

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Final Avalanche Bursary Awarded
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Final Avalanche Bursary Awarded

Filed in Bursary by on February 27, 2019 • views: 3752

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 […]

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Preparing cabins for the winter
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Preparing cabins for the winter

Filed in Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on September 16, 2019 • views: 2143

Hello Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club members and friends. Now is the time when we start to think about preparing our cabins for the winter. Up first will be cutting and splitting firewood in preparation for being flown to each Hut. The first date is Wed Sept 18th at 5:30. This takes place at […]

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Avalanche Bursary awarded to Justine Cowitz
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Avalanche Bursary awarded to Justine Cowitz

Filed in Bursary, Ski Touring by on November 8, 2019 • views: 2843

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club has awarded the 1st Avalanche Bursary of the season to Justine Cowitz. 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. […]

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Racehorse Pass Trail to Remain Open
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Racehorse Pass Trail to Remain Open

Filed in Biking by on July 28, 2021 • views: 2393

Following the stakeholder consultation process, it looks like the Racehorse Pass trail has been removed from the government’s list of candidate roads to be decommissioned under the Cumulative Effects Management Framework project this summer. The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club participated in the process by asking that Racehorse Pass remain open for recreational use […]

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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: 3166

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

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on November 30, 2021 • views: 2307

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 […]

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How and when to Book the Cabins views: 4269

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: 583

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: 1831

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: 606

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: 1476

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 […]