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North Kootenay Pass – Traverse the Southern Canadian Rockies

North Kootenay Pass – Traverse the Southern Canadian Rockies

Filed in Biking by on September 28, 2020 • views: 228

North Kootenay Pass and the Canadian Southern Rockies Traverse South of Banff National Park to the US Border there are many historical high elevation trails crossing the Great Divide between Alberta and British Columbia. South of Crowsnest Highway 3 there are only several passes that are tough but reasonably traversed on a mountain bike, North […]

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Snow Cat Grooming Montane
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Snow Cat Grooming Montane

Filed in Montane by on March 1, 2019 • views: 1865

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 […]

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2016 Winter Grooming on Montane Trails
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2016 Winter Grooming on Montane Trails

Filed in Biking, Montane by on December 7, 2016 • views: 2457

Montane Blue groomed for biking Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club has groomed 10 kilometers of ski road (Montane Green) and 10 km of multi-use (Montane Blue) for snow shoes and fat bikes. All the trails are signed and please do not walk or bike on the Montane Green roads that are groomed for Nordic Skiing […]

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Lazy Lizard Connector – Bridge Completed

Lazy Lizard Connector – Bridge Completed

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on August 26, 2016 • views: 3064

Lazy Lizard Bridge in Mount Fernie Park About 50 hours of volunteer time to build and install the Lazy Lizard Bridge last week. All of the cedar wood was donated by Alex Hamilton and his partners from the Alpine Trails condo development. Cheers to the Thunder Ridge crew who fundraised for this project last year. […]

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Coal Discovery Trail – logging activity this summer

Coal Discovery Trail – logging activity this summer

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on July 16, 2016 • views: 3556

Jemi Fibre logging along Ridgemont Road and Coal Discovery Trail Jemi Fibre will be logging north of Fernie along the Coal Discovery Trail during the next few months. Some parts of the trail will be temporarily blocked during this activity and falling trees will be a hazard. Stay away from the active logging and turn […]

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Lazy Lizard Connector ready for riding

Lazy Lizard Connector ready for riding

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on July 10, 2016 • views: 3004

Finished the trail link from Stove Trail across Mount Fernie Park to Lazy Lizard Trail on late Saturday, July 9. This 1,800 meter  connector is ready to hike or ride as it gets sun dried, but is a bit soft until it gets compacted by tires and hikers. There is still a 10 meter bridge to build but […]

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Lazy Lizard Connector to Stove Trail is a GO!

Lazy Lizard Connector to Stove Trail is a GO!

Filed in Biking by on June 15, 2016 • views: 4272

Today we started the Lazy Lizard connector to Stove Trail. This is a big FTA project for this year that we had applied for to BC Parks over one year ago. This is Phase 5 of the Lazy Lizard Trail and involves about 2 kilometers of tree falling, brush cutting, excavator digging and numerous Thursday […]

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Tunnel Creek and Thunder Meadows to Open views: 380

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club’s 2020 & 2021 Membership and trail pass is now available. Support Fernie’s trail network and book a cabin! The province has permitted opening backcountry cabins under Phase 3 of the provincial reopening plan. As such the club will reopen the cabins putting in place COVID Operations PLAN. Booking […]

Early Season Backcountry Skier Death views: 193

Konan Wendt, of Invermere, was out skiing for the day with three friends on Monday when tragedy struck on Robertson Glacier, Kananaskis Country. Robertson Glacier is a popular early season destination for backcountry skiers that is comparable in early season traffic to Fernie’s Harvey Pass. Wendt suffered a serious head injury when pitched forward into […]

Fernie Ski Touring Club Cabins Close views: 1075

Unfortunately the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club will be closing all cabins effectively immediately due to the immediate threat of Covid-19. These cabins include Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek and the Montane Hut. We ask you to please respect the closure. Island Lake Lodge has also shutdown operations as of March 18, 2020. Please refer […]

2020 Annual General Meeting views: 1210

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club is holding its Annual General Meeting at 7PM on Wednesday, March 4 2020 at the Fernie Seniors Centre. The Seniors Centre is located at: 562 3 Ave, Downtown Fernie. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. 2019 will be reviewed and direction moving forward with respect to trails, […]