Subscribe via RSS Feed

Hiking

Recent Articles

Furious 3 on Hyper Ventilation

Furious 3 on Hyper Ventilation

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on July 1, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1541

Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club has spent 5 years building Hyper Ventilation and rebuilding Hyper Extension to a higher standard. In this time we also built Castle Rocks Trail, South Castle and Southern Comfort. This summer besides regular trail maintenance we will be building an easier 10% grade climb to the summit of Castle […]

READ ON

Gorby Creek – Old Goats Bridge

Gorby Creek – Old Goats Bridge

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on June 9, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1397

The FTA boys and gals erected the new Gorby Creek Crossing Bridge to Old Goats Trail today. Thanks to Doug and George for the nicely crafted 32′ bridge and decking. Work party of ten quickly installed the bridge and boardwalks using materials flown in by Ascent Helicopters. SMS Equipment supplied catwalk honeycomb decking and fabricated […]

READ ON

Sheep Mountain

Sheep Mountain

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on April 27, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1557

Sheep Mountain is riding pretty good this April. Best to ride clockwise from just past the Elko Transfer Station (on Elko Mill haul road) and go up the new Sheep Mountain Road (signed). Near the start of the ride make sure to take the left fork in the first 1/2 km of climbing, the right […]

READ ON

Hyper Ventilation

Hyper Ventilation

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on May 22, 2011 1 Comment • views: 2279

Our Trail Crew hiked and cut fallen trees on Roots, Hyper Ventilation, Castle Rocks and South Castle on May 21. Hyper Ventilation can be cycled to the summit with only one hike at the top to avoid snow. Castle Rocks traverse is still snowbound but South Castle and Castle Mountain are nearly free of snow. […]

READ ON

Local Hiking Slideshow November 18 at Freshies 7pm

Local Hiking Slideshow November 18 at Freshies 7pm

Filed in Hiking by on November 9, 2010 0 Comments • views: 978

Janice Strong is giving a slideshow on hiking in the Fernie area. She has written several guidebooks on hiking in the East Kootenay. The slideshow will be at Freshies Coffee House at 7 pm on Thursday, November 18th.

READ ON

Snow Cat Grooming Montane views: 334

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: 257

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 […]

FT&STC Annual General Meeting views: 2856

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club Annual General Meeting is being held on March 7th at 7PM. The meeting is being held at the Fernie Hotel meeting room (691 1st Avenue) in the basement across from the washrooms. The club has had a busy year and we look forward to recapping with everyone, new […]

Hut Etiquette views: 461

The Alpine Club of Canada recently requested pieces of hut etiquette from their cabin users and they tallied up the responses and published the most requested pieces of hut etiquette. Their results are common sense and do apply with exception that our Fernie cabins are rented to groups only. Here is what was suggested, read […]