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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: 2938

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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Wigwam Flats Cycling Seasonal Closure

Wigwam Flats Cycling Seasonal Closure

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on February 24, 2015 • views: 5551

  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: 1924

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: 1412

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: 1163

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: 1044

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: 1377

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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Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019 views: 247

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club is pleased to announce the new Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019 membership. This membership includes Montane 4-season access, winter grooming, cabin access, summer trails and a FTA trail supporter pass. Starting immediately the “Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019” membership is available for Winter & Summer 2019 […]

Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop views: 57

Join Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop (EVSAW) for a gathering of winter enthusiasts at the Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop, November 10, 2018! This one-day seminar welcomes avalanche professionals and recreationalists alike to engage in vibrant discussions and learn from fellow avalanche practitioners. A variety of topics including case studies of past events and information […]

2018 Avalanche Bursary Program Recipient views: 60

Yuri Lortscher is the most recent applicant who the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club has supported in our Avalanche Bursary Program. Every year $2000 is available to help further avalanche education in the Elk Valley. The program has been existence for the past decade and bursary applicants need to apply in writing to fernietrails@fernie.com […]

Fernie Cabins getting ready for Winter views: 675

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club is preparing it’s backcountry overnight Fernie huts for another 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. This seasons hut bookings open on November 1st and will be managed online. Every […]