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Porky Crew

Porky Crew

Filed in Biking by on July 3, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1193

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: 1263

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: 1404

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: 1416

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: 1445

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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Coal Discovery Trail.jpg

Coal Discovery Trail.jpg

Filed in Biking by on May 21, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1324

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Coal Discovery Trail 20 km ride.jpg

Coal Discovery Trail 20 km ride.jpg

Filed in Biking by on May 21, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1842

This week we cleared the deadfall with hand saws along the Coal Discovery Trail towards Hosmer. We then rode back to Fernie on Ridgemont Road and descended on R Trail and Oh Dear. Very nice 20 kilometer cross country ride. Should take less than 2 hours.

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Preparing cabins for the winter views: 48

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: 156

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: 975

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: 865

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 […]