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Surface Hoar Layer in the Flathead Subregion
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Surface Hoar Layer in the Flathead Subregion

Filed in Ski Touring by on December 20, 2013 • views: 1233

On December 19th the Southern Rockies Avai team observed the late November surface hoar layer in our Flathead sub region. The firm snow above the weak layer has formed a slab that may be sensitive to sled and ski triggering. Watch Gord Ohm locate the failure of the layer during a snowpack test.

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Got a little scared today…
Fernie avalanche conditions

Got a little scared today…

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 21, 2014 • views: 1689

In this last work shift, it has been difficult for the South Rockies field team to find safe terrain for making snowpack and avalanche observations. We chose itineraries that mostly avoided avalanche terrain, and we still got to see some surprising avalanche events. Our day turned into an enactment of what the SPAW (special public […]

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Ian Stokie presented Fernie Mountain Culture Award
Fernie Mountain Culture Award

Ian Stokie presented Fernie Mountain Culture Award

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 23, 2014 • views: 1960

Ian Stokie, President of the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club, has been awarded the Fernie Mountain Culture Award for 2014. There were four generations of Stokies at the presentation to celebrate with Ian. We can all thank Ian for is years of hard work and dedication to our community, ski racing, ski instructing, building […]

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Early Season Snow Hazards
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Early Season Snow Hazards

Filed in Ski Touring by on November 25, 2014 • views: 1691

Don’t be easily tempted into the steeps with this fresh snow. 80 wide 45-50 deep controlled snowcat trigger in Curry Bowl. When this hit the bottom of the bowl, it remote triggered the the area of trees in the middle of the photo.

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Annual General Meeting Announcement
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Annual General Meeting Announcement

Filed in About by on January 7, 2015 • views: 2161

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Thursday Feb 12th, 7 P.M. at Freshies, 632 2nd Ave. Some of the agenda items to be discussed include: – Our Club has been asked to sponsor an application to save the Harvey Pass hut. We will be discussing the […]

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FT&STC Avalanche Bursary appreciated
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FT&STC Avalanche Bursary appreciated

Filed in Bursary by on January 30, 2015 • views: 1653

Following is a thank you letter from Melissa Makepeace for the Avalanche Bursary received from our club last November. I would like to express my gratitude for your support. This past December I successfully completed the Canadian Avalanche Association Level 2 program. The financial contribution I received from the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club […]

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Fernie Hotel Meat Draw Donation
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Fernie Hotel Meat Draw Donation

Filed in Biking by on May 30, 2015 • views: 1758

The Fernie Hotel has been a long time supporter of the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club and the Fernie Trails Alliance. They have hosted numerous mt. bike and trails events at their establishment over the years, including the ever popular Porky Blue Ride. On Friday May 29 the FTA was presented with a cheque […]

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Preparing cabins for the winter views: 61

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 […]

Montane Hut Fire Ban views: 161

The Montane Hut has a fire ban in effect. Despite several permit requests with the City of Fernie, a permit has not been granted to accommodate fires. Both indoor and outdoor fires at the Montane Hut are not allowed at this time however this will change for the winter months. Our intentions to operate a […]

Snow Cat Grooming Montane views: 979

Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club has been grooming Montane Nordic and Multi-use Trails for the past three months, 100 days of grooming to date. Joining our grooming team of Black Panther and Blue Bearcat is our Red Kassbohrer Snow Cat. This should keep things on the smooth and level. Our winter grooming budget is […]

Final Avalanche Bursary Awarded views: 868

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 […]