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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: 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 […]

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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: 1081

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: 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 […]

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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: 976

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: 1592

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: 1017

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
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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: 2968

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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Harvey Hut Work Party views: 633

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, […]

Harvey Hut Rebuild Funding needs your comments views: 1260

The FT&STC has a CBT funding application submitted to support the rebuild of the Harvey Pass warming hut. We will be placing a refurbished sea can at the most recent hut site with a wood stove, benches and a compostable toilet. With the growth of backcountry activity and the isolation of Harvey Pass, a warming […]

2021 Virtual AGM – RESCHEDULED views: 979

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club will be holding it’s 2021 Annual General Meeting on Zoom. The AGM will be held on Thursday March 18th @ 7pm. All members and public are welcome to attend. Topic: Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club 2021 Annual General Meeting Time: Mar 25, 2021 07:00 PM Edmonton Join […]

Megan Bell receives Avalanche Bursary views: 936

Megan Bell was awarded a $500 Bursary from the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club to pursue a professional career in the avalanche industry. We are pleased to support Megan with her CAA AvSAR course and wish her the best. Every year $2000 is available to help further avalanche education in the Elk Valley. The […]