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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: 3401

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: 2731

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: 2933

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: 3525

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: 2897

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: 2559

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: 2633

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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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: 607

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 […]