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PORKY BLUE REGISTRATION 2017
Porky Blue 2017

PORKY BLUE REGISTRATION 2017

Filed in Biking by on July 23, 2017 • views: 1647

Porky Blue 2017 will be on Saturday August 5th. Registration for this year’s Porky Blue will start on Monday July 24. Registration will be on the Zone 4 website for this year’s event. Late registration will take place from 8:00 – 9:30 the morning of the event. Please note only the first 100 participants will […]

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Porky Blue 2016

Filed in Biking by on January 20, 2016 • views: 1095

The 7th annual Porky Blue is scheduled for Saturday July 30th and is celebrating the 25th year of Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club! This is a classic Fernie social ride, it’s not a race, however is a challenging ride. $40 plus a $4 admin fee signup includes shuttle, water station, safety sweep, FT&STC membership, […]

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Montane Winter Usage Map
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Montane Winter Usage Map

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Montane by on January 4, 2016 • views: 1638

The map can be downloaded for printing here Montane-winter-map 3

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Hot Dog Roast at The Montane Warming Hut
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Hot Dog Roast at The Montane Warming Hut

Filed in Montane by on December 28, 2015 • views: 987

On Saturday January 2, the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club will be hosting an informal gathering at the new Montane warming hut. Hot dogs will start being roasted at noon and we will run to 4:00ish. Come one come all! Everybody is welcome! X-country ski up or snowshoe and bring the Kids! We will […]

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Fernie Hotel Meat Draw Donation
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Fernie Hotel Meat Draw Donation

Filed in Biking by on May 30, 2015 • views: 938

The Fernie Hotel has been a long time supporter of the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club and the Fernie Trails Alliance. They have hosted numerous mt. bike and trails events at their establishment over the years, including the ever popular Porky Blue Ride. On Friday May 29 the FTA was presented with a cheque […]

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Bridge Connector Boardwalk

Bridge Connector Boardwalk

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on May 8, 2015 • views: 1020

The last 2 years volunteerism for trail work has hit to a whole new level. In the past there was always a small but solid group who maintained and built our trails. This number has grown huge over the last 2 seasons. On the Fernie Trail Alliance volunteer nights (Thursdays 6:00 pm meet at the […]

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Montane Trail Reroute to Uprooted Trail

Montane Trail Reroute to Uprooted Trail

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Montane by on April 15, 2015 • views: 2399

a href=”http://fernietrails.com/wp-content/uploads/Montane-Right-Tool-for-the-Job.jpg”> 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 […]

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Avalanche on Tunnel Creek Access Road views: 5

An Avalanche Canada MIN report was posted this week regarding a Class 3 slide that covered the Tunnel Creek access road. Last week’s high avalanche cycle and special warning from Avalanche Canada saw naturual size 3.5 avalanches occur throughout the Lizard Range. The Tunnel Creek Size 3 slide (probably Jan 10 as it had 15cm […]

Final 2017 Avalanche Bursary Recipients views: 73

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is pleased to announce the final recipients of an Avalanche Bursary for 2017. Simon Pollock (Above right) is a 22 year old from the small town of Elora, Ontario. He is now living in Fernie attending the College of the Rockies, studying Mountain Adventure Skills Training. It […]

Avalanche Bursary Recipient views: 1161

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is pleased to announce another recipient of an Avalanche Bursary. Yuri Lortscher was awarded $500 to help pay for a AvSAR course, a prerequisite for the Avalanche Operations Level II course. Above: FTSTC President Ian Stokie (left) presents a cheque to Yuri at our annual wood splitting […]

Fernie Huts Getting Ready for Winter views: 1155

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club is preparing it’s backcountry overnight Fernie huts for a busy winter season. The Thunder Meadows and Tunnel Creek are basic backcounty huts geared towards ski and split-board mountaineering and are rented on a nightly basis. Each Autumn Club members get together to gather firewood, fill the propane and […]