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Porky Blue Ride and Roast 2011
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Porky Blue Ride and Roast 2011

Filed in Biking by on June 9, 2011 8 Comments • views: 2171

The 2nd Annual Porky Blue Ride and Roast is being held on Saturday July 30th. Porky Blue is Stage 2 of this years TransRockies however this ride is not a race and you can take the shuttle and avoid the climb to Coal Creek summit. We define “not a race” with no start or finish […]

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Porky Blue on July 24
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Porky Blue on July 24

Filed in Biking by on July 27, 2011 1 Comment • views: 772

A group of us rode Porky Blue last Sunday. The double-track in from Coal Creek Summit was a bit wet but all good riding. The single-track traverse to Fernie Ridge involved some walking on scattered snow remnants. The ride down was excellent all the way and the Coal Discovery Trail back to Fernie is in […]

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The Guides Hut provides Townies for Porky Blue
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The Guides Hut provides Townies for Porky Blue

Filed in Biking by on July 28, 2011 3 Comments • views: 943

This years Porky Blue is pleased to announce that Mark Gallop, owner of the Guides Hut, is donating two townies bikes for the raffle at the post-ride party. The bikes are very nice and it will be exciting to have someone leave the event with his and her townies. Pat Gilmar said, “We are very […]

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5th Annual Porky Blue on August 2
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5th Annual Porky Blue on August 2

Filed in Biking by on July 17, 2014 • views: 1317

Registration is open for the 5th Annual Porky Blue ride. The Porky Blue ride is a fun group ride with no timing and a fundraiser for the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring club. The Porky Blue trail is very difficult and requires a high level of fitness and technical riding abilities. Expect the ride to […]

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Porky Blue 2016

Filed in Biking by on January 20, 2016 • views: 1095

The 7th annual Porky Blue is scheduled for Saturday July 30th and is celebrating the 25th year of Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club! This is a classic Fernie social ride, it’s not a race, however is a challenging ride. $40 plus a $4 admin fee signup includes shuttle, water station, safety sweep, FT&STC membership, […]

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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 […]