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Racehorse Pass Trail to Remain Open
Cumulative Effects Management Framework

Racehorse Pass Trail to Remain Open

Filed in Biking by on July 28, 2021 • views: 1476

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 […]

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Carpal Tunnel – Fernie’s Newest Trail
Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel – Fernie’s Newest Trail

Filed in Biking by on May 29, 2021 • views: 1974

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 […]

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E-bikes are Motorized Vehicles
BC Wildlife Act

E-bikes are Motorized Vehicles

Filed in Biking by on March 24, 2021 • views: 2635

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 […]

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Elk Rim Trails Not Ready to Ride
Elk Rim Trails

Elk Rim Trails Not Ready to Ride

Filed in Biking by on March 6, 2021 • views: 1633

Fernie Trails volunteer Pat Gilmar hiked the Elk Rim Trails on Friday March 5th and confirmed that the Elk Rim Trails are NOT ready to ride. Pat commented that, “Pedal bikes should avoid the Elk Rim trails for now, another couple of week of sunshine is needed”. So, when is it appropriate to ride trails […]

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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: 3057

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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FTSTC  Funds FTA

FTSTC Funds FTA

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Montane, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on December 15, 2019 • views: 1585

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club (FTSTC) presented the Fernie Trails Alliance with a cheque for $4000. The cheque represented 50% of 2019’s collected membership funds, the remaining 50% will be used for FTSTC trail maintenance projects. The FTSTC introduced the new Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019 membership last year. This years 2020 […]

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Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019
fernie nordic skiing

Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019

Filed in About, Biking, Harvey Pass, Hiking, Montane, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on October 31, 2018 • views: 3650

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club is pleased to announce the new Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019 membership. This membership includes Montane 4-season access, winter grooming, cabin access, summer trails and a FTA trail supporter pass. The “Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019” membership is available here for Winter & Summer 2019 $40/individuals […]

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Fernie Cabin Bookings going Live views: 492

On January 15, 2023 at 6am MST Thunder Meadows and Tunnel Creek bookings go online for the period from February 1st to April 30th. The cabins can only be booked by Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club members. Individual and Family Club Memberships are available online here. All memberships purchased now will be good for […]

2023 Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Bursary Recipients views: 390

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FTSTC) have finalized the 2023 Avalanche Bursary program with awards going to an unprecedented all female group of seven recipients with bursaries totaling $2250. Ian Stokie, FTSTC President, commented, “Were happy that our bursary program is going towards people who are pursuing a career in avalanche safety and […]

Cabins Open with Tunnel Creek Rebuild views: 474

The Thunder Meadows and Tunnel Creek Cabins opened today for overnight stays for the season! Current bookings are up to January 31 and February to April will be available for online booking on January 15 @ 6am. Harvey Pass is a warming hut for day use only and is a popular day ski and snowmobile […]

Grizzly Hibernating in Thunder Meadows Cabin views: 10316

Fortunately this is a ploy to get your attention however it could be a reality. Yesterday during a wood delivery to Thunder Meadows we found the cabin and toilet doors open with snow blowing in. Fortunately we visited before the structures filled with snow and/or had a grizzly move it. Please latch the doors and […]