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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 [...]

Annual General Meeting Announcement


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 [...]

Snowbike trail gooming


Local fat tire bikers, also called snow bikers, have started a grooming program. Last week Gorby, Snake Bite and Verboten were groomed prior to the freeze and the resulting riding is most excellent.

There are two groomers and they came from a nice man from Calgary named Richard. He designed them scrape the trail following [...]

Early Season Snow Hazards

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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.


Thunder Meadows firewood


Another change of season and few loads of firewood are in the air. Thunder Meadows cabin has a great supply of old larch to keep us warm and dry this winter!

Here a a few pics from the harvest: