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Tunnel Creek Cabin Progress
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Tunnel Creek Cabin Progress

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on October 31, 2011 0 Comments • views: 2906

Tunnel Creek’s main cabin structure came together quickly with a good work crew and the experience from the prototype outhouse. Robin Siggers suggests that Ian Stokie is on to something, a light portable cabin design that can be patented. Stokie is confident that it will stand up to a Fernie snow pack and this should […]

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Tunnel Creek Cabin Update
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Tunnel Creek Cabin Update

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on November 7, 2011 0 Comments • views: 2388

The cabin project moved closer to fruition with another productive day of work lead by Ian Stokie, Master Carpenter and concept provider, and grunts. The siding was applied today and the remaining tasks are spray foaming the inside, covering the foam with plywood, building the bunks and table, installing the door, windows,heater and lights, and […]

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Annual General Meeting

Filed in About by on February 13, 2012 0 Comments • views: 2506

This is an announcement for the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club’s Annual General Meeting. The meeting will be held at Freshies Coffee shop on Thursday March 1st @ 7PM. Freshies is located at 632 2nd Avenue in Fernie’s Historic Downtown.

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Three Sisters – Fairy Creek Meadows
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Three Sisters – Fairy Creek Meadows

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 20, 2012 0 Comments • views: 3070

Ten of us took a Helicopter ride into the Three Sisters for a day of ski touring. Landed at 2208 meters in Fairy Creek Meadows and did our snow evaluations before our first descent. Snowpack is 3.0 meters at 2200 meters elevation and has two surface hoar layers in the top 30 cm. We immediately […]

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Clarify the SPAW issued by CAC
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Clarify the SPAW issued by CAC

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 29, 2012 0 Comments • views: 2540

Hi Everyone, Just a short note to clarify the Special Public Avalanche Warning (SPAW) which was issued by the Can Avalanche Centre for last weekend. Ian Stokie and I had a discussion about it as he was wondering why the Danger was dropped to Considerable when there was a special warning issued. Ian figured that […]

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Ski Touring as good as it gets in December
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Ski Touring as good as it gets in December

Filed in Ski Touring by on January 1, 2013 • views: 2196

Fernie has enjoyed a historic December for ski touring with a healthy snowpack and great temperatures. The snowpack has been stable with Moderate and Low avalanche hazard ratings by the CAC. The 166 cm snowfall in 7 days was light snow and the temperature has remained cold. Excellent powder, stable conditions and good coverage summarizes […]

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New Orca Bowl Crossing
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New Orca Bowl Crossing

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 13, 2013 • views: 2236

To call this a “bridge” in light of the the new standard set by George would be a stretch…so I’m going to suggest this structure is a crossing. When Mitch, Ian and I arrived to install the timbers, three helpers arrived seconds later! Ian thouroughly tested the structure.

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Cabins Open with Tunnel Creek Rebuild views: 87

The Thunder Meadows and Tunnel Creek Cabins opened today for overnight stays for the season! Current bookings are up to January 31 and February to April will be available for online booking on January 15 @ 6am. Harvey Pass is a warming hut for day use only and is a popular day ski and snowmobile […]

Grizzly Hibernating in Thunder Meadows Cabin views: 10000

Fortunately this is a ploy to get your attention however it could be a reality. Yesterday during a wood delivery to Thunder Meadows we found the cabin and toilet doors open with snow blowing in. Fortunately we visited before the structures filled with snow and/or had a grizzly move it. Please latch the doors and […]

Tunnel Creek Hut Renovations views: 624

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club Tunnel Creek Hut renovations are looking great thanks to outstanding volunteer efforts and generous support from our sponsors. The plan to replace the old Tunnel Creek bunk house with a new permanent structure that matches the newer day use facility are ready for this season. This renovation on […]

Cabin Bookings Details-Updated views: 3022

On November 1, 2022 at 6am MST Thunder Meadows and Tunnel Creek bookings go online for the period from December 1st to January 31, 2023. On January 15th, 2023 Thunder Meadows and Tunnel Creek bookings go online for the period from February 1st to April 30, 2023. The cabins can only be booked by Fernie […]