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Muck Truckin’ Our Way Up Gorby Trail

Muck Truckin’ Our Way Up Gorby Trail

Filed in Biking by on June 17, 2014 • views: 2392

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 […]

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Wigwam Flats and Silver Springs Rim Biking

Wigwam Flats and Silver Springs Rim Biking

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on April 18, 2014 • views: 2895

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 […]

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Cedar Valley – Cabin Bowl Avalanche

Cedar Valley – Cabin Bowl Avalanche

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 20, 2014 • views: 2422

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/

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2014 AGM

2014 AGM

Filed in About by on February 13, 2014 • views: 1303

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FTASTC 2014 AGM

FTASTC 2014 AGM

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Ski Touring by on February 4, 2014 • views: 6245

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 […]

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Avalanche involvement near Coal Mountain on January 5.

Filed in Ski Touring by on January 7, 2014 • views: 1117

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 […]

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The Bridges of Lazy Lizard

The Bridges of Lazy Lizard

Filed in Ski Touring by on October 28, 2013 • views: 1612

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 […]

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Snow Cat Grooming Montane views: 334

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: 257

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: 2856

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: 461

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 […]