Porky Blue Bus freshly painted and ready for August 2 Ride and Roast. Shuttle spaces are filling up fast.
On the past two weekends we have done a lot of cleanup and trail fixing on the Porky Blue Trail. On Sunday we had seven volunteers rerouting the top steep section and rerouting around erosion ruts on the middle section. The entire route is nicely chain sawed and all the logs and overhanging brush is [...]
The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FTASTC) is sponsoring a bursary program with the goal of promoting avalanche safety and awareness in the Elk Valley and to assist individuals who are pursuing a career in the avalanche industry.
Above: Fernie Ski Patrollers Melissa Makepeace and Megan Kelly with CAC Field Tech Gord Ohm [...]
Here are a few photos (before and during, no afters) of the Thursday evening cleanup of Cabin Trail and Old Growth. It’s ready to hike!
Accessed off of the Island Lake road or off of the Old Growth Trail, Cabin Trail leads to Thunder Meadows Cabin. Whether you are looking to camp overnight during the [...]
This spring our biking activities outward from Elko and along the Rocky Road (motorized closure) to the Wigwam Flats is causing a big issue with wildlife concerns. Bighorn Sheep are lambing along the Wigwam River Rim and the Silver Springs Lake Rim when we have our maximum visitations by mountain bikers. This activity has increased [...]
The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club is officially on Fernie’s Ski Wall of Fame! The Fernie Skiing Heritage society awarded the founders at the Class of 2014 Induction.
Here is the citation from the gala event:
The growth and success of a mountain living community is the many ski experiences that are [...]
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, [...]
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