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Montane Trail Reroute to Uprooted Trail

Montane Trail Reroute to Uprooted Trail

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Montane by on April 15, 2015 • views: 3200

a href=”https://fernietrails.com/wp-content/uploads/Montane-Right-Tool-for-the-Job.jpg”> If your going into a gunfight bring the heavy artillery. Built a one kilometer access to Uprooted Trail from the Coal Creek Bridge (Old Barn on Montane Property) on April 12th. Conditions were very wet so on the sunny Monday morning Fiorentino Contracting was kind enough to donate some packer time to compact […]

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Wigwam Flats Cycling Seasonal Closure

Wigwam Flats Cycling Seasonal Closure

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on February 24, 2015 • views: 6672

  Wigwam Flats snow is mostly gone and people have been hiking, cycling and dog walking there since mid February. Wildlife managers are reminding the public that only non-motorized use is allowed beyond the Elko gate and that dogs must be on a leash. Mountain bikers are not allowed along the Wigwam River Rim roads […]

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Montane 10 kilometers groomed for Nordic Skiing

Montane 10 kilometers groomed for Nordic Skiing

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Montane, Ski Touring by on January 11, 2015 • views: 2196

10 kilometers of the Montane road network was groomed for Nordic Skiing this Sunday afternoon (January 11). Hope to groom about once a week going forward. Snow bikers, snowshoers and dog walkers please stay on the outside of the grooming. We will be grooming the sides for these activities probably starting tomorrow. Best to park […]

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Montane Property Nordic Grooming

Montane Property Nordic Grooming

Filed in Biking, Montane, Ski Touring by on January 8, 2015 • views: 1665

Some of the FTASTC members have been out signing the Montane property in preparation for snowcat grooming for Nordic Skiing. In partnership with Parastone and probably the FTA we will be grooming ten kilometers of the roadways hopefully once per week. There will be a motorized corridor allowed and signed along the old powerline/pipeline road […]

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Porky Blue Bus

Porky Blue Bus

Filed in Biking by on July 31, 2014 • views: 1360

Porky Blue Bus freshly painted and ready for August 2 Ride and Roast. Shuttle spaces are filling up fast.

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Porky Blue Trail Cleanup and August 2 – Porky Blue Bike Ride

Filed in Biking by on July 29, 2014 • views: 1260

On the past two weekends we have done a lot of cleanup and trail fixing on the Porky Blue Trail. On Sunday we had seven volunteers rerouting the top steep section and rerouting around erosion ruts on the middle section. The entire route is nicely chain sawed and all the logs and overhanging brush is […]

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Swine Flu Cattle Gate

Swine Flu Cattle Gate

Filed in Biking by on July 21, 2014 • views: 1622

On the weekend Mitch and George installed a cattle gate near the old gate on the fence, going up to Swine Flu. This was done to address the concerns of the cattle owner, who ranges his cattle in the Swine Flu area. A reminder for everybody, there are NO DOGS allowed in the Swine Flu […]

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Snow Cat Grooming Montane views: 637

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: 551

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: 3129

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: 757

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 […]