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Annual General Meeting Announcement
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Annual General Meeting Announcement

Filed in About by on January 7, 2015 • views: 1963

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Thursday Feb 12th, 7 P.M. at Freshies, 632 2nd Ave. Some of the agenda items to be discussed include: – Our Club has been asked to sponsor an application to save the Harvey Pass hut. We will be discussing the […]

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Snowbike trail gooming

Snowbike trail gooming

Filed in Biking by on December 16, 2014 • views: 1192

Local fat tire bikers, also called snow bikers, have started a grooming program. Last week Gorby, Snake Bite and Verboten were groomed prior to the freeze and the resulting riding is most excellent. There are two groomers and they came from a nice man from Calgary named Richard. He designed them scrape the trail following […]

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Early Season Snow Hazards
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Early Season Snow Hazards

Filed in Ski Touring by on November 25, 2014 • views: 1537

Don’t be easily tempted into the steeps with this fresh snow. 80 wide 45-50 deep controlled snowcat trigger in Curry Bowl. When this hit the bottom of the bowl, it remote triggered the the area of trees in the middle of the photo.

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Thunder Meadows firewood
Thunder Meadows firewood

Thunder Meadows firewood

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on October 13, 2014 • views: 2932

Another change of season and few loads of firewood are in the air. Thunder Meadows cabin has a great supply of old larch to keep us warm and dry this winter! Here a a few pics from the harvest:

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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: 2173

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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Fernie Avalanche Industry Bursary program
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Fernie Avalanche Industry Bursary program

Filed in Bursary by on July 14, 2014 • views: 1685

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FTASTC) is sponsoring a bursary program with the goal of promoting avalanche safety and awareness in the Elk Valley and to assist individuals who are pursuing a career in the avalanche industry. Above: Fernie Ski Patrollers Melissa Makepeace and Megan Kelly with CAC Field Tech Gord Ohm congratulate […]

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Cabin Trail and Old Growth trail work
Cabin Trail and Old Growth trail work

Cabin Trail and Old Growth trail work

Filed in Hiking by on July 11, 2014 • views: 1522

Here are a few photos (before and during, no afters) of the Thursday evening cleanup of Cabin Trail and Old Growth. It’s ready to hike! Accessed off of the Island Lake road or off of the Old Growth Trail, Cabin Trail leads to Thunder Meadows Cabin. Whether you are looking to camp overnight during the […]

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Snow Cat Grooming Montane views: 457

Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club has been grooming Montane Nordic and Multi-use Trails for the past three months, 100 days of grooming to date. Joining our grooming team of Black Panther and Blue Bearcat is our Red Kassbohrer Snow Cat. This should keep things on the smooth and level. Our winter grooming budget is […]

Final Avalanche Bursary Awarded views: 371

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club have finalized the Avalanche Bursary program with awards to Megan Bell and Matthew Szczepanski, pictured below with Ian Stokie, FT&STC President. Stokie commented, “Were happy that our bursary program is going towards people who are interested in avalanche safety and working locally”. Every year $2000 is available to […]

FT&STC Annual General Meeting views: 2958

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club Annual General Meeting is being held on March 7th at 7PM. The meeting is being held at the Fernie Hotel meeting room (691 1st Avenue) in the basement across from the washrooms. The club has had a busy year and we look forward to recapping with everyone, new […]

Hut Etiquette views: 582

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 […]