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Ridgemont Trails riding well.

Ridgemont Trails riding well.

Filed in Biking by on May 11, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1413

The mountain bike trails in the Ridgemont area are mostly dried up and riding well. On the weekend the Fernie Trails crew cleaned up deadfall on Splitting Bears and Hessian. We will be cleaning up the Mount Fernie Park trails in the next several weeks.

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Proctor Mountain Trails

Proctor Mountain Trails

Filed in Biking by on April 25, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1219

The trails on the south slope of Proctor Mountain are free of snow and in great shape for cycling. Mad Cow and Swine Flu are the recommended rides right now. Best to climb the double-track on the northeast side of Fairy Creek and then turn right along the fence line after walking through the barb wire fence gate. This will tie you into the Mad Cow single-track climb.

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Hyper Ventilation – South Castle trails open for cycling

Hyper Ventilation – South Castle trails open for cycling

Filed in Biking by on April 25, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1044

Hyper Ventilation, Castle Mountain and South Castle are open for cycling now. The Fernie Trails Club cleared out the deadfall on these trails on Wednesday. There is a five minute snow walk on the Castle Rocks traverse but Castle Mountain and South Castle Trail are clear from the summit down to Cokato Road.

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Cycling Trails around Koocanusa

Cycling Trails around Koocanusa

Filed in Biking by on March 28, 2010 0 Comments • views: 2050

Cycled Elk Rim and Dorr Road single-track on Saturday, March 27. The trails are all in very good condition with only a few muddy sections.

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North Tunnel Creek Slidepaths

North Tunnel Creek Slidepaths

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on February 7, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1230

Ian, Jack, Dave and Pat toured up North Tunnel Creek to the Tunnel Creek and Morrissey slidepaths today. Stability was good and we made two runs off of Tunnel Ridge in excellent powder conditions. At the top of the ridge there was 2.25 meters of snowpack. It appeared that no one had ventured into this basin this season. A very impressive avalanche had bulldozed it’s way several weeks ago down North Tunnel Creek and left vertical walls 3 meters high on both sides of the drainage. This route made for easy climbing and all the alder was nicely buried.

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Big Sand Creek – First Peak

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 4, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1075

Skiing has been quite good up in the Grizzly Basin below First Peak and above Big Sand Creek in the Sand Creek Range. Several of us skiied there on Friday, January 29 and found good powder on the short 150m to 200m descents. Access is through the Galloway Mill and just past the Bull River mining camp. A sled ride of 10 kilometers and 850 vertical meters gets you to the powder zone. The road rides good now but will probably be filled in when the next big storm comes along.

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Tunnel Creek Active Trap line views: 449

Tunnel Creek currently has an Active Trap line that could be an issue for dogs. The access to Tunnel Creek Cabin is shared with a licensed trapper for the trapping of fur bearing animals under the BC Wildlife Act. All trap locations are marked with orange ribbon and green glow paint on the trees adjacent […]

Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019 views: 459

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club is pleased to announce the new Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019 membership. This membership includes Montane 4-season access, winter grooming, cabin access, summer trails and a FTA trail supporter pass. Starting immediately the “Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019” membership is available for Winter & Summer 2019 […]

Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop views: 225

Join Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop (EVSAW) for a gathering of winter enthusiasts at the Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop, November 10, 2018! This one-day seminar welcomes avalanche professionals and recreationalists alike to engage in vibrant discussions and learn from fellow avalanche practitioners. A variety of topics including case studies of past events and information […]

2018 Avalanche Bursary Program Recipient views: 178

Yuri Lortscher is the most recent applicant who the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club has supported in our Avalanche Bursary Program. Every year $2000 is available to help further avalanche education in the Elk Valley. The program has been existence for the past decade and bursary applicants need to apply in writing to fernietrails@fernie.com […]