Subscribe via RSS Feed

DougKoran

rss feed

DougKoran's Latest Posts

Recent Articles

Muck Truckin’ Our Way Up Gorby Trail

Muck Truckin’ Our Way Up Gorby Trail

Filed in Biking by on June 17, 2014 • views: 3576

Last fall we decided it was time to give old Gorby Trail a makeover. We hired Terry Polacik (TER Contracting) with his trusty Case back hoe to start at the ski hill and work his way down, to do some much needed ditching and water-barring to get the water off of the trail.  Also last […]

READ ON

Wigwam Flats and Silver Springs Rim Biking

Wigwam Flats and Silver Springs Rim Biking

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on April 18, 2014 • views: 5323

This spring our biking activities outward from Elko and along the Rocky Road (motorized closure) to the Wigwam Flats is causing a big issue with wildlife concerns. Bighorn Sheep are lambing along the Wigwam River Rim and the Silver Springs Lake Rim when we have our maximum visitations by mountain bikers. This activity has increased […]

READ ON

Cedar Valley – Cabin Bowl Avalanche

Cedar Valley – Cabin Bowl Avalanche

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 20, 2014 • views: 3748

A very large avalanche storm released this week down the south side of Cabin Bowl from the Orca Rock starting zone. It carried on across Lizard Creek, up through the Old Growth Forest and onto the Cedar Valley road access to Island Lake Lodge. No people involvement reported. Cedar Valley Avalanche http://blogs.avalanche.ca/category/southrockies/

READ ON

2014 AGM

2014 AGM

Filed in About by on February 13, 2014 • views: 2396

READ ON

FTASTC 2014 AGM

FTASTC 2014 AGM

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Ski Touring by on February 4, 2014 • views: 8085

The FTASTC 2014 AGM will be held Wednesday, February 19 at Freshies Coffee at 7 PM. Agenda Items will include Ski Hills boundary expansion Plans ( entire Lizard Range north to Island Lake Property) Hut Bookings and Online Waivers. (Seasonal Memberships) Sponsorship of Ski Mountaineering Event Addition to Tunnel Creek Hut Financial Report Summer Trail […]

READ ON

Avalanche involvement near Coal Mountain on January 5.

Filed in Ski Touring by on January 7, 2014 • views: 1969

by Tamara Hynd – The Free Press posted Jan 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM Sparwood Search and Rescue (SAR) was activated at 3:30 pm by the Elk Valley RCMP on Sunday, January 5 to rescue a backcountry skier who sustained minor injuries after being caught in an avalanche in the Corbin Road area approximately 25 […]

READ ON

The Bridges of Lazy Lizard

The Bridges of Lazy Lizard

Filed in Ski Touring by on October 28, 2013 • views: 2625

It’s been a busy year for trail building and upgrading. One of the most significant projects this year has been the new Lazy Lizard trail. This trial when completed will be a 100% single track route from Mt. Fernie Park to Island Lake Lodge and will all be a 10% grade or less. The trail […]

READ ON

Cabin Bookings Details-Updated views: 2103

On January 15, 2022 at 6am MST Thunder Meadows and Tunnel Creek bookings go online for the period from February 1st to April 15, 2022. The cabins can only be booked by Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club members. Individual and Family Club Memberships are available online here. Only Covid-19 Fully Vaccinated people can stay […]

TUNNEL CREEK PARKING ADVISORY views: 539

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: 2785

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: 3744

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: 887

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 […]