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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: 2348

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: 1806

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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Early Season Snow Hazards
Fernie trails

Early Season Snow Hazards

Filed in Ski Touring by on November 25, 2014 • views: 1749

Don’t be easily tempted into the steeps with this fresh snow. 80 wide 45-50 deep controlled snowcat trigger in Curry Bowl. When this hit the bottom of the bowl, it remote triggered the the area of trees in the middle of the photo.

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Thunder Meadows firewood
Thunder Meadows firewood

Thunder Meadows firewood

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on October 13, 2014 • views: 3349

Another change of season and few loads of firewood are in the air. Thunder Meadows cabin has a great supply of old larch to keep us warm and dry this winter! Here a a few pics from the harvest:

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FT&STC inducted to Fernie’s Ski Wall of Fame

FT&STC inducted to Fernie’s Ski Wall of Fame

Filed in About, Ski Touring by on March 31, 2014 • views: 1976

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club is officially on Fernie’s Ski Wall of Fame! The Fernie Skiing Heritage society awarded the founders at the Class of 2014 Induction. Here is the citation from the gala event: The growth and success of a mountain living community is the many ski experiences that are to be […]

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Ian Stokie presented Fernie Mountain Culture Award
Fernie Mountain Culture Award

Ian Stokie presented Fernie Mountain Culture Award

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 23, 2014 • views: 2004

Ian Stokie, President of the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club, has been awarded the Fernie Mountain Culture Award for 2014. There were four generations of Stokies at the presentation to celebrate with Ian. We can all thank Ian for is years of hard work and dedication to our community, ski racing, ski instructing, building […]

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Got a little scared today…
Fernie avalanche conditions

Got a little scared today…

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 21, 2014 • views: 1739

In this last work shift, it has been difficult for the South Rockies field team to find safe terrain for making snowpack and avalanche observations. We chose itineraries that mostly avoided avalanche terrain, and we still got to see some surprising avalanche events. Our day turned into an enactment of what the SPAW (special public […]

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Avalanche Bursary awarded to Justine Cowitz views: 97

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club has awarded the 1st Avalanche Bursary of the season to Justine Cowitz. Every year $2000 is available to help further avalanche education in the Elk Valley. The program has been in existence for the past decade and bursary applicants need to apply in writing to fernietrails@fernie.com for consideration. […]

Winter Cabins Update views: 316

We have more firewood split and ready to transport than ever before. Why? So we don’t run out like we have the past two winters. Locating and transporting firewood in March is not fun. The skiing was good. Volunteers Welcome This Saturday we need help loading wood at 8:50am on Anderson Road. Look for the […]

Preparing cabins for the winter views: 256

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: 295

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 […]