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Little Sand Creek

Filed in Ski Touring by on December 8, 2010 0 Comments • views: 668

Did some good powder skiing up Little Sand Creek (Powder Cowboy)on Sunday with Mitch and Linda. Same old short runs but excellent sunshine and powder. The area is closed for cat skiing this year and was highly used by sled skiers this weekend. From the Galloway Road it is a 16 kilometer and 1000 vertical meter sled ride to the powder zone. Worth it for some early season touring.

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Local Hiking Slideshow November 18 at Freshies 7pm

Local Hiking Slideshow November 18 at Freshies 7pm

Filed in Hiking by on November 9, 2010 0 Comments • views: 499

Janice Strong is giving a slideshow on hiking in the Fernie area. She has written several guidebooks on hiking in the East Kootenay. The slideshow will be at Freshies Coffee House at 7 pm on Thursday, November 18th.

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First Beer this Year

First Beer this Year

Filed in Biking by on August 1, 2010 0 Comments • views: 551

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Beer Time

Beer Time

Filed in Biking by on August 1, 2010 0 Comments • views: 578

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Porky Pics

Porky Pics

Filed in Biking by on August 1, 2010 0 Comments • views: 542

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Successful Porky Blue Ride

Successful Porky Blue Ride

Filed in Biking by on August 1, 2010 0 Comments • views: 624

Had a very successful Porky Blue Ride yesterday with 130 cyclists signed up. The shuttle left at 10 am sharp and all riders were cycling by 11 am and checked in at the Fernie Hotel beer garden by 3 pm. Twenty five kilometers of cross-country climbs and descents and no injuries.

Thank you to all our sponsors. 100 % of the signup fees ($2580) went to the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club for future trail improvements and the new Tunnel Creek Ski Hut.

Thanks also to porky for his great trail and great taste.

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Porky Blue Ride and Roast July 31

Porky Blue Ride and Roast July 31

Filed in Biking by on July 25, 2010 0 Comments • views: 546

Do not forget to come out and ride Porky Blue next Saturday. Just show up at the Fernie Hotel between 8:30 and 9:30 am to sign up for the 10 am shuttle up to Coal Creek Pass. So far we have over 50 riders so we had another 50 T-Shirts made for late registration. If you have a friend that does not cycle bring them along to help with the shuttle and join the BBQ and Beer Garden at the Fernie Hotel after the ride.

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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 […]