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Coal Discovery Trail Upgrade

Coal Discovery Trail Upgrade

Filed in Biking by on May 30, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1737

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: 1700

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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: 2217

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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Hyper Extension Open for Riding

Hyper Extension Open for Riding

Filed in Biking by on May 16, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1558

A couple of us chain sawed the deadfall and bush on Hyper Extension on Friday. The descent is riding exceptional well now after cutting out several of the handle bar grabbers and smoothing out some of the dips. Only a couple spots have small patches of snow on the trail. This trail is accessed by riding up Roots and Hyper Ventilation.

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Ridgemont Trails riding well.

Ridgemont Trails riding well.

Filed in Biking by on May 11, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1990

The mountain bike trails in the Ridgemont area are mostly dried up and riding well. On the weekend the Fernie Trails crew cleaned up deadfall on Splitting Bears and Hessian. We will be cleaning up the Mount Fernie Park trails in the next several weeks.

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Proctor Mountain Trails

Proctor Mountain Trails

Filed in Biking by on April 25, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1869

The trails on the south slope of Proctor Mountain are free of snow and in great shape for cycling. Mad Cow and Swine Flu are the recommended rides right now. Best to climb the double-track on the northeast side of Fairy Creek and then turn right along the fence line after walking through the barb wire fence gate. This will tie you into the Mad Cow single-track climb.

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Hyper Ventilation – South Castle trails open for cycling

Hyper Ventilation – South Castle trails open for cycling

Filed in Biking by on April 25, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1588

Hyper Ventilation, Castle Mountain and South Castle are open for cycling now. The Fernie Trails Club cleared out the deadfall on these trails on Wednesday. There is a five minute snow walk on the Castle Rocks traverse but Castle Mountain and South Castle Trail are clear from the summit down to Cokato Road.

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Tunnel Creek and Thunder Meadows to Open views: 332

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club’s 2020 & 2021 Membership and trail pass is now available. Support Fernie’s trail network and book a cabin! The province has permitted opening backcountry cabins under Phase 3 of the provincial reopening plan. As such the club will reopen the cabins putting in place COVID Operations PLAN. Booking […]

Early Season Backcountry Skier Death views: 160

Konan Wendt, of Invermere, was out skiing for the day with three friends on Monday when tragedy struck on Robertson Glacier, Kananaskis Country. Robertson Glacier is a popular early season destination for backcountry skiers that is comparable in early season traffic to Fernie’s Harvey Pass. Wendt suffered a serious head injury when pitched forward into […]

North Kootenay Pass – Traverse the Southern Canadian Rockies views: 217

North Kootenay Pass and the Canadian Southern Rockies Traverse South of Banff National Park to the US Border there are many historical high elevation trails crossing the Great Divide between Alberta and British Columbia. South of Crowsnest Highway 3 there are only several passes that are tough but reasonably traversed on a mountain bike, North […]

Fernie Ski Touring Club Cabins Close views: 1062

Unfortunately the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club will be closing all cabins effectively immediately due to the immediate threat of Covid-19. These cabins include Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek and the Montane Hut. We ask you to please respect the closure. Island Lake Lodge has also shutdown operations as of March 18, 2020. Please refer […]