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South Rockies

Montane Reroute to Uprooted Trail

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If your going into a gunfight bring the heavy artillery. Built a one kilometer access to Uprooted Trail from the Coal Creek Bridge (Old Barn on Montane Property) on April 12th. Conditions were very wet so on the sunny Monday morning Fiorentino Contracting was kind enough to donate some packer time to compact [...]

Wigwam Flats Cycling

Wigwam Flats snow is mostly gone and people have been hiking, cycling and dog walking there since mid February. Wildlife managers are reminding the public that only non-motorized use is allowed beyond the Elko gate and that dogs must be on a leash. Mountain bikers are not allowed along the Wigwam River Rim [...]

FT&STC AGM minutes

Thunder Meadows

February 12, 7 pm @ Freshies

Introduced Directors Ian Stokie, Pat Gilmar, Rob Lanthier, Doug Koran, Jack McKay, Fred Frehner, Ben Stokie, Not Present, Dave Mcbeath, Rick Emmerson, Sean Staplin,

Read minutes from last years meeting.

Thunder Meadows Firewood flown in, new cookstove with 20lb propane tanks, other small upgrades and ongoing maintaince.


Avalanche Bursary Thank you

Curtis Hall

Curtis Hall was a recipient of the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club’s annual avalanche training bursary program. He successfully completed his level 1 and is see here with course instructor Tomo Fujimura. Congratulations Curtis!

Curtis Hall wrote, “I would like to thank the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club for their support in [...]

FT&STC Avalanche Bursary appreciated

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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 [...]

Montane 10 kilometers groomed for Nordic Skiing

8 km outer loop

10 kilometers of the Montane road network was groomed for Nordic Skiing this Sunday afternoon (January 11). Hope to groom about once a week going forward.

8 km outer loop

Snow bikers, snowshoers and dog walkers please stay on the outside of the grooming. We will be grooming the sides for these activities probably [...]

Montane Property Nordic Grooming

Montane Nordic Trail Grooming

Some of the FTASTC members have been out signing the Montane property in preparation for snowcat grooming for Nordic Skiing. In partnership with Parastone and probably the FTA we will be grooming ten kilometers of the roadways hopefully once per week. There will be a motorized corridor allowed and signed along the old powerline/pipeline road [...]