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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: 1591

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: 2377

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: 2854

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: 3539

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: 4028

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: 3415

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: 4693

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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Harvey Hut Work Party views: 632

We are looking for volunteers to help complete the Harvey Pass warming hut for the coming snow season! Harvey Pass has lost three previous cabins to fire, the last cabin burnt prior to being completed. This build is using a sea can to ensure its survival! The Harvey Hut is an official BC Recreation site, […]

Racehorse Pass Trail to Remain Open views: 510

Following the stakeholder consultation process, it looks like the Racehorse Pass trail has been removed from the government’s list of candidate roads to be decommissioned under the Cumulative Effects Management Framework project this summer. The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club participated in the process by asking that Racehorse Pass remain open for recreational use […]

Carpal Tunnel – Fernie’s Newest Trail views: 1080

Fernie’s Newest Trail addition in Montane is named after a trail builders nemeses, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome! It is caused by excessive trail work over a long period and is characterized by sensations of tingling, numbness, or burning. Everyone in this trail crew can relate! This is first trail constructed by the newly established Coal Creek […]

E-bikes are Motorized Vehicles views: 1253

E-bikes are motorized vehicles under the BC Wildlife Act and there are restricted areas around Fernie. With a potential $575 fine it’s best to be educated on where you can ride. The Restricted Use of Class 1 E-bikes (pedal assist) in the East Kootenays is NOT limited to hunting and there are about 20 Motor […]