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Tunnel Creek Cabin – The Beginning
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Tunnel Creek Cabin – The Beginning

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on October 24, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1672

Some ten years after the first application to build a ski touring recreation cabin in Tunnel Creek was submitted, it is finally happening. The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club received permission from the Ministry of Tourism to establish a recreation site and trails. An alpine style cabin designed to sleep six is being built […]

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Tunnel Creek Cabin Liftoff Pending
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Tunnel Creek Cabin Liftoff Pending

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on November 22, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1375

The liftoff of the Tunnel Creek cabin from Gord Ohm’s workshop to its final resting spot just below the tree line in Tunnel Creek is pending. Clear skies later this week could be the window that we are looking for. NASA is not involved. Here are s few pics from last evenings work crew. Pat […]

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Tunnel Creek Cabin
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Tunnel Creek Cabin

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on November 30, 2011 0 Comments • views: 5217

Tunnel Creek Cabin is sitting in its permanent home at 5625 feet in the Lizard Range just south of Fernie. At this time the cabin is not being booked as the toilet is not functional. This should be taken care of shortly, a posting will be made regarding the booking status. Booking will be managed […]

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Thunder Meadows Hut on December 11th
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Thunder Meadows Hut on December 11th

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on December 13, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1577

On Sunday eight of us ski toured to Thunder Meadows Hut from the White Pass Chair at Fernie Alpine Resort. We figured it was best to start high and avoid climbing up the shallow snowpack and thick alder bush that makes getting over the headwall into Cabin Bowl a tough challenge this time of year. […]

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Tunnel Creek Snow Conditions
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Tunnel Creek Snow Conditions

Filed in Tunnel Creek by on January 12, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1431

Beautiful day today – 25 new up high – avg 140 HS at the cabin, 190 at the ridge skied well – was a temp crust below the new snow but smooth and pleasant Dec 11 surface hoar 90 cm down at 1900m – unreactive in compression test N aspect rain crust on the rd […]

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Thunder Meadows  Feb 4 2012
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Thunder Meadows Feb 4 2012

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on February 6, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1487

Four of us started by utilizing the new Polar Peak lift, and going through the beacon gate into Polaris Bowl. We had epic conditions all the way down to easy street. As we go into uphill mode at the bottom of Easy Street and had a thorough discussion about conditions and the 2.5 that crossed […]

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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: 1241

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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Snow Cat Grooming Montane views: 334

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: 257

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 […]

FT&STC Annual General Meeting views: 2856

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club Annual General Meeting is being held on March 7th at 7PM. The meeting is being held at the Fernie Hotel meeting room (691 1st Avenue) in the basement across from the washrooms. The club has had a busy year and we look forward to recapping with everyone, new […]

Hut Etiquette views: 461

The Alpine Club of Canada recently requested pieces of hut etiquette from their cabin users and they tallied up the responses and published the most requested pieces of hut etiquette. Their results are common sense and do apply with exception that our Fernie cabins are rented to groups only. Here is what was suggested, read […]