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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: 1199

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: 2036

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: 2671

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: 2954

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: 2601

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: 3785

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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Fernie Trans Canada Trail 2016

Fernie Trans Canada Trail 2016

Filed in Biking, Montane by on May 31, 2016 • views: 4540

  The FTA has started building new sections of the Trans Canada Trail in the Fernie area. The first 1.6 km are being built on the Montane property from Montane Trail (Ruby’s Way section) to the River Road Extension bridge over Coal Creek. An additional 2.5 km of the existing Montane Trail will be upgraded with water […]

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Avalanche Bursary awarded to Justine Cowitz views: 144

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club has awarded the 1st Avalanche Bursary of the season to Justine Cowitz. Every year $2000 is available to help further avalanche education in the Elk Valley. The program has been in existence for the past decade and bursary applicants need to apply in writing to fernietrails@fernie.com for consideration. […]

Winter Cabins Update views: 373

We have more firewood split and ready to transport than ever before. Why? So we don’t run out like we have the past two winters. Locating and transporting firewood in March is not fun. The skiing was good. Volunteers Welcome This Saturday we need help loading wood at 8:50am on Anderson Road. Look for the […]

Preparing cabins for the winter views: 281

Hello Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club members and friends. Now is the time when we start to think about preparing our cabins for the winter. Up first will be cutting and splitting firewood in preparation for being flown to each Hut. The first date is Wed Sept 18th at 5:30. This takes place at […]

Montane Hut Fire Ban views: 313

The Montane Hut has a fire ban in effect. Despite several permit requests with the City of Fernie, a permit has not been granted to accommodate fires. Both indoor and outdoor fires at the Montane Hut are not allowed at this time however this will change for the winter months. Our intentions to operate a […]