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Harvey Pass Hut is Completed
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Harvey Pass Hut is Completed

Filed in About, Harvey Pass, Ski Touring by on October 21, 2021 • views: 1819

We’re extremely pleased to announce that the Harvey Pass Hut, warming and emergency shelter, has been completed and is open to the public. This time we hope it’s fire proof! This is the 6th cabin at Harvey Pass and yes, the previous five were destroyed by fire. The last cabin burnt in 2017 when a […]

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Harvey Hut Work Party
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Harvey Hut Work Party

Filed in Harvey Pass, Ski Touring by on August 13, 2021 • views: 1818

We are looking for volunteers to help complete the Harvey Pass warming hut for the coming snow season! Harvey Pass has lost three previous cabins to fire, the last cabin burnt prior to being completed. This build is using a sea can to ensure its survival! The Harvey Hut is an official BC Recreation site, […]

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Racehorse Pass Trail to Remain Open
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Racehorse Pass Trail to Remain Open

Filed in Biking by on July 28, 2021 • views: 1289

Following the stakeholder consultation process, it looks like the Racehorse Pass trail has been removed from the government’s list of candidate roads to be decommissioned under the Cumulative Effects Management Framework project this summer. The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club participated in the process by asking that Racehorse Pass remain open for recreational use […]

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Carpal Tunnel – Fernie’s Newest Trail
Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel – Fernie’s Newest Trail

Filed in Biking by on May 29, 2021 • views: 1836

Fernie’s Newest Trail addition in Montane is named after a trail builders nemeses, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome! It is caused by excessive trail work over a long period and is characterized by sensations of tingling, numbness, or burning. Everyone in this trail crew can relate! This is first trail constructed by the newly established Coal Creek […]

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E-bikes are Motorized Vehicles
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E-bikes are Motorized Vehicles

Filed in Biking by on March 24, 2021 • views: 2402

E-bikes are motorized vehicles under the BC Wildlife Act and there are restricted areas around Fernie. With a potential $575 fine it’s best to be educated on where you can ride. The Restricted Use of Class 1 E-bikes (pedal assist) in the East Kootenays is NOT limited to hunting and there are about 20 Motor […]

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Harvey Hut Rebuild Funding needs your comments
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Harvey Hut Rebuild Funding needs your comments

Filed in Harvey Pass, Hiking, Ski Touring by on March 13, 2021 • views: 2439

The FT&STC has a CBT funding application submitted to support the rebuild of the Harvey Pass warming hut. We will be placing a refurbished sea can at the most recent hut site with a wood stove, benches and a compostable toilet. With the growth of backcountry activity and the isolation of Harvey Pass, a warming […]

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Elk Rim Trails Not Ready to Ride
Elk Rim Trails

Elk Rim Trails Not Ready to Ride

Filed in Biking by on March 6, 2021 • views: 1537

Fernie Trails volunteer Pat Gilmar hiked the Elk Rim Trails on Friday March 5th and confirmed that the Elk Rim Trails are NOT ready to ride. Pat commented that, “Pedal bikes should avoid the Elk Rim trails for now, another couple of week of sunshine is needed”. So, when is it appropriate to ride trails […]

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TUNNEL CREEK PARKING ADVISORY views: 827

It’s unfortunate to report that the Tunnel Creek parking lot has been subject to fuel theft. Even worse, the culprits are drilling fuel tanks causing expensive damage to vehicles. At this time we suspect it’s happening late at night however it’s not confirmed. PLEASE report any suspicious activity to the RCMP and the FTSTC suggests […]

2022 Annual General Meeting views: 3204

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club is holding its Annual General Meeting at 7PM on Tuesday, March 15 2022 at the Fernie Seniors Centre. The Fernie Seniors Centre is located at: 562 3 Ave, Downtown Fernie. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. 2021 will be reviewed and direction moving forward with respect to […]

Hut Etiquette views: 4185

The Alpine Club of Canada recently requested pieces of hut etiquette from their cabin users and they tallied up the responses and published the most requested pieces of hut etiquette. Their results are common sense and do apply with exception that our Fernie cabins are rented to groups only. Here is what was suggested, read […]

Tunnel Creek Renovations Planned for 2022 views: 1236

The FTSTC is planning for Tunnel Creek renovations the summer of 2022. The plan is to replace the existing Tunnel Creek bunk house with a superior structure that matches the existing day use structure. This renovation on the hut would increase the quality of overnight stays and improve the day use experience. The footing and […]