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Montane Hut Annual Hot dog Roast- Saturday March 31

Montane Hut Annual Hot dog Roast- Saturday March 31

Filed in Montane by on March 29, 2018 • views: 2367

Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club will once again be hosting our annual hot-dog roast at the Montane hut on Saturday March 31 from 11:00- 3:00. Everyone welcome. Ski, bike, snowshoe or bike to the hut. Hot-dogs and hot chocolate are free compliments of the Fernie Hotel. Come out and enjoy the sunshine and a […]

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PORKY BLUE REGISTRATION 2017
Porky Blue 2017

PORKY BLUE REGISTRATION 2017

Filed in Biking by on July 23, 2017 • views: 4101

Porky Blue 2017 will be on Saturday August 5th. Registration for this year’s Porky Blue will start on Monday July 24. Registration will be on the Zone 4 website for this year’s event. Late registration will take place from 8:00 – 9:30 the morning of the event. Please note only the first 100 participants will […]

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Porky Blue 2016

Filed in Biking by on January 20, 2016 • views: 2522

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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Montane Winter Usage Map
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Montane Winter Usage Map

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Montane by on January 4, 2016 • views: 3768

The map can be downloaded for printing here Montane-winter-map 3

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Hot Dog Roast at The Montane Warming Hut
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Hot Dog Roast at The Montane Warming Hut

Filed in Montane by on December 28, 2015 • views: 2348

On Saturday January 2, the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club will be hosting an informal gathering at the new Montane warming hut. Hot dogs will start being roasted at noon and we will run to 4:00ish. Come one come all! Everybody is welcome! X-country ski up or snowshoe and bring the Kids! We will […]

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Fernie Hotel Meat Draw Donation
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Fernie Hotel Meat Draw Donation

Filed in Biking by on May 30, 2015 • views: 2283

The Fernie Hotel has been a long time supporter of the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club and the Fernie Trails Alliance. They have hosted numerous mt. bike and trails events at their establishment over the years, including the ever popular Porky Blue Ride. On Friday May 29 the FTA was presented with a cheque […]

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Bridge Connector Boardwalk

Bridge Connector Boardwalk

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on May 8, 2015 • views: 2658

The last 2 years volunteerism for trail work has hit to a whole new level. In the past there was always a small but solid group who maintained and built our trails. This number has grown huge over the last 2 seasons. On the Fernie Trail Alliance volunteer nights (Thursdays 6:00 pm meet at the […]

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Carpal Tunnel – Fernie’s Newest Trail views: 724

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 […]

E-bikes are Motorized Vehicles views: 898

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 […]

Harvey Hut Rebuild Funding needs your comments views: 851

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 […]

Elk Rim Trails Not Ready to Ride views: 759

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 […]