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North Kootenay Pass – Traverse the Southern Canadian Rockies

North Kootenay Pass – Traverse the Southern Canadian Rockies

Filed in Biking by on September 28, 2020 • views: 1382

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 […]

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Tunnel  Creek Active Trapping
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Tunnel Creek Active Trapping

Filed in Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows by on September 22, 2020 • views: 771

Tunnel Creek’s licensed trapper sent us a note advising of active trapping in the Tunnel Creek Area from November 21st to December 31, 2020. Backcountry adventurers share access in Tunnel Creek with a licensed trapper, trapping for fur bearing animals under the BC Wildlife Act. We ask you to please respect the trapper and his […]

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Fernie Ski Touring Club Cabins Close
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Fernie Ski Touring Club Cabins Close

Filed in Montane, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on March 20, 2020 • views: 1615

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 […]

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2020 Annual General Meeting
2020 Annual General Meeting

2020 Annual General Meeting

Filed in About by on February 22, 2020 • views: 1708

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club is holding its Annual General Meeting at 7PM on Wednesday, March 4 2020 at the Fernie Seniors Centre. The Seniors Centre is located at: 562 3 Ave, Downtown Fernie. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. 2019 will be reviewed and direction moving forward with respect to trails, […]

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Tunnel Creek Incident Report
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Tunnel Creek Incident Report

Filed in Tunnel Creek by on January 27, 2020 • views: 3167

Fernie SAR was activated today for a report of an injured skier. The skier, part of a group of six skiers based at Tunnel Creek Cabin, were involved in an avalanche triggered by a cornice in the 1942 Chute area. One skier fell an estimated 200 metres through challenging terrain, sustaining a chest injury. The […]

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Avalanche Bursaries Awarded
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Avalanche Bursaries Awarded

Filed in Bursary by on December 30, 2019 • views: 812

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club has awarded Avalanche Bursaries to Jacob Hayden and Jesse Kilpatrick. 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. Read more […]

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FTSTC  Funds FTA

FTSTC Funds FTA

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Montane, Ski Touring, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek by on December 15, 2019 • views: 950

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club (FTSTC) presented the Fernie Trails Alliance with a cheque for $4000. The cheque represented 50% of 2019’s collected membership funds, the remaining 50% will be used for FTSTC trail maintenance projects. The FTSTC introduced the new Fernie Trails Winter & Summer 2019 membership last year. This years 2020 […]

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Carpal Tunnel – Fernie’s Newest Trail views: 848

Fernie’s Newest Trail addition in Montane is named after a trail builders nemeses, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome! It is caused by excessive trail work over a long period and is characterized by sensations of tingling, numbness, or burning. Everyone in this trail crew can relate! This is first trail constructed by the newly established Coal Creek […]

E-bikes are Motorized Vehicles views: 1023

E-bikes are motorized vehicles under the BC Wildlife Act and there are restricted areas around Fernie. With a potential $575 fine it’s best to be educated on where you can ride. The Restricted Use of Class 1 E-bikes (pedal assist) in the East Kootenays is NOT limited to hunting and there are about 20 Motor […]

Harvey Hut Rebuild Funding needs your comments views: 1002

The FT&STC has a CBT funding application submitted to support the rebuild of the Harvey Pass warming hut. We will be placing a refurbished sea can at the most recent hut site with a wood stove, benches and a compostable toilet. With the growth of backcountry activity and the isolation of Harvey Pass, a warming […]

Elk Rim Trails Not Ready to Ride views: 849

Fernie Trails volunteer Pat Gilmar hiked the Elk Rim Trails on Friday March 5th and confirmed that the Elk Rim Trails are NOT ready to ride. Pat commented that, “Pedal bikes should avoid the Elk Rim trails for now, another couple of week of sunshine is needed”. So, when is it appropriate to ride trails […]