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Wigwam Flats and Silver Springs Rim Biking

Wigwam Flats and Silver Springs Rim Biking

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on April 18, 2014 • views: 1695

This spring our biking activities outward from Elko and along the Rocky Road (motorized closure) to the Wigwam Flats is causing a big issue with wildlife concerns. Bighorn Sheep are lambing along the Wigwam River Rim and the Silver Springs Lake Rim when we have our maximum visitations by mountain bikers. This activity has increased […]

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FTASTC 2014 AGM

FTASTC 2014 AGM

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Ski Touring by on February 4, 2014 • views: 5310

The FTASTC 2014 AGM will be held Wednesday, February 19 at Freshies Coffee at 7 PM. Agenda Items will include Ski Hills boundary expansion Plans ( entire Lizard Range north to Island Lake Property) Hut Bookings and Online Waivers. (Seasonal Memberships) Sponsorship of Ski Mountaineering Event Addition to Tunnel Creek Hut Financial Report Summer Trail […]

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Hike-A-Biking Heiko’s Trail

Hike-A-Biking Heiko’s Trail

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on September 3, 2013 • views: 1730

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 […]

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Counter Assault

Counter Assault

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on July 20, 2013 • views: 860

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 corner […]

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Horseshoe Basin Ride

Horseshoe Basin Ride

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on September 28, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1017

Good mountain bike ride by Mount Fisher, just east of the Wardner-Fort Steele Road and ending at Horseshoe Lake. Can do a 23 kilometer shuttle on the Mause Creek Road and gain 800 vertical meters. At the end of the road ( 3 km past Mt Fisher trailhead) cycle another 3 kilometers and 400 meters […]

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Furious 3 on Hyper Ventilation

Furious 3 on Hyper Ventilation

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on July 1, 2012 0 Comments • views: 853

Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club has spent 5 years building Hyper Ventilation and rebuilding Hyper Extension to a higher standard. In this time we also built Castle Rocks Trail, South Castle and Southern Comfort. This summer besides regular trail maintenance we will be building an easier 10% grade climb to the summit of Castle […]

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Gorby Creek – Old Goats Bridge

Gorby Creek – Old Goats Bridge

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on June 9, 2012 0 Comments • views: 836

The FTA boys and gals erected the new Gorby Creek Crossing Bridge to Old Goats Trail today. Thanks to Doug and George for the nicely crafted 32′ bridge and decking. Work party of ten quickly installed the bridge and boardwalks using materials flown in by Ascent Helicopters. SMS Equipment supplied catwalk honeycomb decking and fabricated […]

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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 […]