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Furious 3 on Hyper Ventilation

Furious 3 on Hyper Ventilation

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on July 1, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1733

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 […]

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Gorby Creek – Old Goats Bridge

Gorby Creek – Old Goats Bridge

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on June 9, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1629

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 […]

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Sheep Mountain

Sheep Mountain

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on April 27, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1810

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 […]

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Hyper Ventilation

Hyper Ventilation

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on May 22, 2011 1 Comment • views: 2597

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. […]

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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: 1140

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.

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Preparing cabins for the winter views: 61

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 […]