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Columbia Basin Trails Meeting
Columbia Basin Trails Meeting

Columbia Basin Trails Meeting

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Montane by on June 25, 2016 • views: 846

See the attached meeting summary for the Columbia Basin Trails Meeting held June 10-11 in Fernie. Included in this summary are links to a number of websites that were referenced at this meeting and a link to an FTP site that hosts all of the resources we accessed at the event. Download here: TrailsMeetingSummary2016june20 As […]

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Lazy Lizard Connector to Stove Trail is a GO!

Lazy Lizard Connector to Stove Trail is a GO!

Filed in Biking by on June 15, 2016 • views: 2126

Today we started the Lazy Lizard connector to Stove Trail. This is a big FTA project for this year that we had applied for to BC Parks over one year ago. This is Phase 5 of the Lazy Lizard Trail and involves about 2 kilometers of tree falling, brush cutting, excavator digging and numerous Thursday […]

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Fernie Trans Canada Trail 2016

Fernie Trans Canada Trail 2016

Filed in Biking, Montane by on May 31, 2016 • views: 3194

  The FTA has started building new sections of the Trans Canada Trail in the Fernie area. The first 1.6 km are being built on the Montane property from Montane Trail (Ruby’s Way section) to the River Road Extension bridge over Coal Creek. An additional 2.5 km of the existing Montane Trail will be upgraded with water […]

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Kushiest Cleanup May 19
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Kushiest Cleanup May 19

Filed in Biking by on May 19, 2016 • views: 1110

The final chapter of the Kush-Kusier-Kushiest trilogy was repaired tonight by the FTA trail crew of 15 men and a boy. All sections available for riding now with new improved bermations by noted author Casey Berms. Rumor has it next book will be a rewrite of Purple Monkey Dishwasher on Thursday night, May 26.      

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FTA Kush Trail cleanup May 5

FTA Kush Trail cleanup May 5

Filed in Biking by on May 6, 2016 • views: 1182

Our FTA trail crew had our first official work party on Kush Trail last night (May 5). About 15 of us got the majority of the logging debris from this winter’s logging operations sawed up and cleaned off the trail. The trail tread was nicely preserved in almost all the operations area, many thanks to […]

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Fernie Brewing Donates
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Fernie Brewing Donates

Filed in About, Biking, Hiking, Montane, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on April 4, 2016 • views: 1547

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is very pleased to announce that Fernie Brewing Co. (FBC) donated $3671.64 to our club. Lets give a big thanks to FBC! This February 16th to March 31st, FBC featured the FT&STC in their “Cheers to Charity” fundraising program. The funds will help with ongoing trail and […]

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Montane Winter Usage Map
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Montane Winter Usage Map

Filed in Biking, Montane by on February 3, 2016 • views: 1484

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

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Avalanche Bursary Recipient views: 1072

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: 1031

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: 8036

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 […]