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Ridgemont Trails riding well.

Ridgemont Trails riding well.

Filed in Biking by on May 11, 2010 0 Comments • views: 2901

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: 2986

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: 2820

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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Cycling Trails around Koocanusa

Cycling Trails around Koocanusa

Filed in Biking by on March 28, 2010 0 Comments • views: 4969

Cycled Elk Rim and Dorr Road single-track on Saturday, March 27. The trails are all in very good condition with only a few muddy sections.

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North Tunnel Creek Slidepaths

North Tunnel Creek Slidepaths

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on February 7, 2010 0 Comments • views: 2778

Ian, Jack, Dave and Pat toured up North Tunnel Creek to the Tunnel Creek and Morrissey slidepaths today. Stability was good and we made two runs off of Tunnel Ridge in excellent powder conditions. At the top of the ridge there was 2.25 meters of snowpack. It appeared that no one had ventured into this basin this season. A very impressive avalanche had bulldozed it’s way several weeks ago down North Tunnel Creek and left vertical walls 3 meters high on both sides of the drainage. This route made for easy climbing and all the alder was nicely buried.

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Big Sand Creek – First Peak

Filed in Ski Touring by on February 4, 2010 0 Comments • views: 3120

Skiing has been quite good up in the Grizzly Basin below First Peak and above Big Sand Creek in the Sand Creek Range. Several of us skiied there on Friday, January 29 and found good powder on the short 150m to 200m descents. Access is through the Galloway Mill and just past the Bull River mining camp. A sled ride of 10 kilometers and 850 vertical meters gets you to the powder zone. The road rides good now but will probably be filled in when the next big storm comes along.

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Tunnel Creek. Jan 03. 10

Tunnel Creek. Jan 03. 10

Filed in Ski Touring, Tunnel Creek by on January 7, 2010 0 Comments • views: 2449

Three of us toured up Tunnel Creek on Sunday, met up with two other groups. Had a lot of settling on the way up and were triggering large slabs (50-80 cm ) down the back side of Sunnyside. Wind loading on top of suface hoar. We stuck to sunnyside for three runs.
P.S. Some of us from the Ski Touring Club usually go out on Sundays, Anyone interested in joining us we meet at Freshies before 9:00 A.M. or call Ian @ (250)423-0726

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How and when to Book the Cabins views: 3862

How and when to book the Cabins are frequent questions and this post is intended as an overview to assist you. Thunder Meadows and Tunnel Creek cabins are bookable online for overnight stays by members only. This is not exclusive usage as the cabins are also available for day use. Day users are encouraged to […]

2024 Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Bursary Recipients views: 103

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FTSTC) have finalized the 2024 Avalanche Bursary program with awards going to seven recipients with bursaries totaling $3425. Magnus Leckenby, FTSTC President, commented, “Were happy that our bursary program is going towards people who will contribute to a safer backcountry”. Every year $2000 is available to help further […]

FT&STC Annual General Meeting views: 1448

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club is holding its Annual General Meeting at 7PM on Thursday, March 14 2024 at the Fernie Seniors Centre (562 3 Ave, Fernie). Members and non-members are welcome to attend. 2023 will be reviewed and direction moving forward with respect to the cabins, new projects, summer plans, work parties, […]

Club Hut Booking Policy 2024 views: 261

Recognizing the valuable volunteer efforts required to operate and maintain the backcountry hut system, the Club offer early access to hut bookings for volunteers. Here’s an overview of our booking policy: Volunteer Access: • Active Volunteers who contribute their time and skills to the club have early booking privileges. • Volunteers must maintain a current […]

2023 Cabin Improvements views: 1158

Every summer the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club directors, members and friends volunteer their time to improve our backcountry cabins. The dedication of the volunteers and the support the club receives from various organizations is commendable. The organizations include the Columbia Basin Trust, RDEK Area A, the City of Fernie, Home Hardware, Fernie Alpine […]