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Wigwam Flats Cycling Seasonal Closure

Wigwam Flats Cycling Seasonal Closure

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on February 24, 2015 • views: 2856

  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 roads […]

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Montane 10 kilometers groomed for Nordic Skiing

Montane 10 kilometers groomed for Nordic Skiing

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Montane, Ski Touring by on January 11, 2015 • views: 1403

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

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Montane Property Nordic Grooming

Montane Property Nordic Grooming

Filed in Biking, Montane, Ski Touring by on January 8, 2015 • views: 838

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 […]

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Porky Blue Bus

Porky Blue Bus

Filed in Biking by on July 31, 2014 • views: 814

Porky Blue Bus freshly painted and ready for August 2 Ride and Roast. Shuttle spaces are filling up fast.

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Porky Blue Trail Cleanup and August 2 – Porky Blue Bike Ride

Filed in Biking by on July 29, 2014 • views: 774

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 […]

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Swine Flu Cattle Gate

Swine Flu Cattle Gate

Filed in Biking by on July 21, 2014 • views: 961

On the weekend Mitch and George installed a cattle gate near the old gate on the fence, going up to Swine Flu. This was done to address the concerns of the cattle owner, who ranges his cattle in the Swine Flu area. A reminder for everybody, there are NO DOGS allowed in the Swine Flu […]

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Muck Truckin’ Our Way Up Gorby Trail

Muck Truckin’ Our Way Up Gorby Trail

Filed in Biking by on June 17, 2014 • views: 1792

Last fall we decided it was time to give old Gorby Trail a makeover. We hired Terry Polacik (TER Contracting) with his trusty Case back hoe to start at the ski hill and work his way down, to do some much needed ditching and water-barring to get the water off of the trail.  Also last […]

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Avalanche Bursary Recipient views: 1073

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: 1032

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 […]

Harvey Hut Succumbs to Fire views: 8038

The nearly completed Harvey Hut BC Recreation site was tragically lost in a wildfire that started in the Lodgepole and quickly spread across the landscape. Now at nearly 2000 hectares, this fast moving wildfire was fueled by erratic winds over the weekend that unexpectedly moved the fire towards the hut in the overnight hours. It […]

Fernie Backcountry is closed views: 464

All hiking and biking trails in Fernie and surrounding area are closed. This included our cabins; Thunder Meadows, Montane and Tunnel Creek. Unfortunately our Harvey Hut burnt in the out-of-control Lodgepole fire on the weekend. In the interest of public safety, effective at noon Pacific Time on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, all Crown land within […]