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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: 2510

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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Columbia Basin Trails Meeting
Columbia Basin Trails Meeting

Columbia Basin Trails Meeting

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Montane by on June 25, 2016 • views: 1657

See the attached meeting summary for the Columbia Basin Trails Meeting held June 10-11 in Fernie. Included in this summary are links to a number of websites that were referenced at this meeting and a link to an FTP site that hosts all of the resources we accessed at the event. Download here: TrailsMeetingSummary2016june20 As […]

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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: 3030

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: 4455

  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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Kushiest Cleanup May 19
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Kushiest Cleanup May 19

Filed in Biking by on May 19, 2016 • views: 2004

The final chapter of the Kush-Kusier-Kushiest trilogy was repaired tonight by the FTA trail crew of 15 men and a boy. All sections available for riding now with new improved bermations by noted author Casey Berms. Rumor has it next book will be a rewrite of Purple Monkey Dishwasher on Thursday night, May 26.      

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FTA Kush Trail cleanup May 5

FTA Kush Trail cleanup May 5

Filed in Biking by on May 6, 2016 • views: 2121

Our FTA trail crew had our first official work party on Kush Trail last night (May 5). About 15 of us got the majority of the logging debris from this winter’s logging operations sawed up and cleaned off the trail. The trail tread was nicely preserved in almost all the operations area, many thanks to […]

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Fernie Brewing Donates
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Fernie Brewing Donates

Filed in About, Biking, Hiking, Montane, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on April 4, 2016 • views: 2565

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is very pleased to announce that Fernie Brewing Co. (FBC) donated $3671.64 to our club. Lets give a big thanks to FBC! This February 16th to March 31st, FBC featured the FT&STC in their “Cheers to Charity” fundraising program. The funds will help with ongoing trail and […]

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Preparing cabins for the winter views: 62

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: 161

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 […]

Snow Cat Grooming Montane views: 979

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 […]

Final Avalanche Bursary Awarded views: 868

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club have finalized the Avalanche Bursary program with awards to Megan Bell and Matthew Szczepanski, pictured below with Ian Stokie, FT&STC President. Stokie commented, “Were happy that our bursary program is going towards people who are interested in avalanche safety and working locally”. Every year $2000 is available to […]