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Fernie 45  Ride

Fernie 45 Ride

Filed in Biking by on July 9, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1376

Rode the Fernie 45 kilometer ride today. Up to Coal Creek Summit and Marten Ridge Road(19km, 700m vertical), along US Steel double-track (8km, 300m vertical), single-track to Fernie Ridge (3km, 200m vertical), down Porky Blue (6km, 1000m descent) and then on the Coal Discovery Trail back to Fernie (9km, 200m vertical). Total ride of 45 km and 1400 meters of climbing took 5 hours at a moderate pace.

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TransRockies 2010 Day 2 Ride

TransRockies 2010 Day 2 Ride

Filed in Biking by on July 3, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1269

Rode the TransRockies 2010 Day 2 from Fernie to Sparwood today. The route involved 1835 meters of climbing and a total of 72 kilometers to Sparwood. Four of us rode the route to Sparwood and another 11 riders doubled back to Fernie on the Coal Discovery Trail after Porky Blue descent. An additional 6 riders followed our tracks to Fernie and were only one hour behind us. 21 riders on the trail for the first day of riding is pretty impressive.

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Porky Crew

Porky Crew

Filed in Biking by on July 3, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1232

The Fernie Trails Crew finished cleaning up Porky Blue on Saturday, June 26th. 8 workers grubbed out the top single-track and cleaned out the brush down to the Coal Discovery Trail. Pleasant single diamond and blue descent of 1000 vertical meters over 6 kilometers. 9 kilometer ride back to Fernie on the Coal Discovery Trail new and improved single-track.

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Porky Blue Crew

Porky Blue Crew

Filed in Biking by on June 21, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1306

The Fernie Trail Crew has been out the past few weeks preparing Porky Blue Trail for the TransRockies Race on August 9th. The trail is brushed out and soon to be ready for cycling. Porky Blue is designed for cross country riders (moderate difficulty) and boasts 10 kilometers of single-track that drops 1000 vertical meters down to the Coal Discovery Trail from Coal Creek Summit.

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Proctor Mountain Trails Climbing Routes

Proctor Mountain Trails Climbing Routes

Filed in Biking by on June 9, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1449

New Climbing Route

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New Coal Discovery Trail Bridges

New Coal Discovery Trail Bridges

Filed in Biking by on May 30, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1452

Three additional bridges along the new section of the Coal Discovery Trail.

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Coal Discovery Trail Upgrade

Coal Discovery Trail Upgrade

Filed in Biking by on May 30, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1488

The Fernie Trails Crew has been busy clearing out the Coal Discovery Trail the past two weeks. This weekend we used Bighorn Helicopters to sling in 5 loads of bridge beams and decking and built two of three bridges going in on 2 kilometers of new single-track. The cross-country single-track now goes northward nine kilometers towards Hosmer. Can return on Ridgemont Road or on the Hosmer Powerline 4 X 4 road.

This section of trail will be used by over 500 cyclists during the TransRockies stage race in August.

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Avalanche Bursary awarded to Justine Cowitz views: 146

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: 373

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: 281

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: 314

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 […]