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Fernie Brewing’s Cheers to Charity!
Cheers for Charity

Fernie Brewing’s Cheers to Charity!

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 4, 2016 • views: 2149

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club has been chosen to participate in Fernie Brewing’s  “Cheers for Charity!” donation program. Fernie Brewing  has been operating their “Cheers to Charity!” donation program since December 2013. When it started, they had a simple mandate, which was to raise invaluable funds for local Charities, Clubs and Organizations. Invaluable, […]

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A cabin in one day!
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A cabin in one day!

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on October 25, 2015 • views: 2365

Thank you to those who helped out Saturday, you made a great work party! Lots of people came out to help and the new cabin addition went up in one day. The addition is for day users and has a wood stove and kitchen area. And after a good days work the crew enjoyed the […]

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Tunnel Creek taking shape
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Tunnel Creek taking shape

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on October 15, 2015 • views: 1863

The work party last Sunday finished the foundation cribbing and installed the floor joists. Good effort everyone. The next work weekend is the big one, we will be flying walls and windows door, shingles, plywood Etc. With enough people on hand we will have the addition up and weatherproof in two days. The plan will […]

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Tunnel Creek work update
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Tunnel Creek work update

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on August 31, 2015 • views: 1732

Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club’s industrious leader, Ian Stokie, sustained a broken neck and hand in a mountain biking accident. These injuries will slow Ian down for a while. Ian believes we can still move ahead with the planned work at Tunnel Creek as long as there are enough people interested. He can still […]

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Tunnel Creek addition and news
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Tunnel Creek addition and news

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on August 9, 2015 • views: 2037

The FT&STC will be working on the Tunnel Creek Hut this September. Planning to reclad and put in foundations Sept 5th & 6th. Then prefabbing the Addition at Gord Ohms shop and having it in place by the end of Sept. People interested in helping with this project can reply to Ian Stokie (istokie@yahoo.com). This […]

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Montane 10 kilometers groomed for Nordic Skiing

Montane 10 kilometers groomed for Nordic Skiing

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Montane, Ski Touring by on January 11, 2015 • views: 2329

10 kilometers of the Montane road network was groomed for Nordic Skiing this Sunday afternoon (January 11). Hope to groom about once a week going forward. Snow bikers, snowshoers and dog walkers please stay on the outside of the grooming. We will be grooming the sides for these activities probably starting tomorrow. Best to park […]

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Montane Property Nordic Grooming

Montane Property Nordic Grooming

Filed in Biking, Montane, Ski Touring by on January 8, 2015 • views: 1781

Some of the FTASTC members have been out signing the Montane property in preparation for snowcat grooming for Nordic Skiing. In partnership with Parastone and probably the FTA we will be grooming ten kilometers of the roadways hopefully once per week. There will be a motorized corridor allowed and signed along the old powerline/pipeline road […]

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Preparing cabins for the winter views: 190

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: 237

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: 1083

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: 974

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 […]