It’s been a busy year for trail building and upgrading. One of the most significant projects this year has been the new Lazy Lizard trail. This trial when completed will be a 100% single track route from Mt. Fernie Park to Island Lake Lodge and will all be a 10% grade or less. The trail [...]
The Thunder Meadows Work Party was a success as all of the list items were completed and we had some fun celebrating the cabins 20th anniversary.
The anniversary work party saw the rebuild of the cabin front deck, re-plywooding of the kitchen floor, painting of the entire interior (including benches [...]
The weekend of Sept 14 to 15th is the planned date for the Thunder Meadows 20th anniversary get together and work party.
With an adequate work party we home to make significant improvements to the cabin. To participate you can hike up for a day or the weekend. With limited sleeping space in the [...]
We pre-fabed 6 bridges this summer, the majority for the new Cedar Valley connector trail. Last Sunday we loaded and trucked these bridges up to the Island Lake lower parking lot.
The trucking was done for us by TER Contracting at no charge to the FTA. A big thanks to Terry Polacik for his low [...]
Heiko’s Lake to Mountains trail has been a world class hike since it was first established in the early 2000′s. The trail has three distinct passes and takes you from valley bottom to high alpine. It is also a popular route for accessing the Three Sisters hiking trail. On Saturday a group of us decided [...]
The weather threatened us with dark clouds but the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club pulled off the 4th annual bike ride on Porky Blue Trail. One hundred and eighteen riders and a dozen volunteers were all accounted for at the end of the ride and all had a great time at the FERNIE HOTEL [...]
As of August 1st we now have 85 people registered and just have 15 places left for the shuttle up to the start of the Porky Blue Ride. After the first 100 signups the additional bikers will have to get to the start of the ride with their own vehicle or cycle the 19 km [...]
This stuff actually works, had to use it on the Coal Discovery Trail on July 19th. Two of us had just cycled past Loose Change and were approaching the Little Chain Ring intersection. We had just finished riding Porky Blue Trail and were cycling back the last 5 km to Fernie.
Cycled around a [...]
We will be hosting this event again on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Shuttle from the Fernie Hotel at 10 am and biking from Coal Creek Summit at 11 am. This mountain bike ride is a 4 hour, 26 kilometer return back to Fernie (last 9 km on Coal discovery Trail) and is for strong [...]
The directors of the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club are meeting Thursday May 23 8:00 P.M. @ Freshies.
All members or interested people are invited to attend.
Discussion will be about Island Lake, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek and summer activities.