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Porky Blue Ride and Roast 2011
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Porky Blue Ride and Roast 2011

Filed in Biking by on June 9, 2011 8 Comments • views: 5497

The 2nd Annual Porky Blue Ride and Roast is being held on Saturday July 30th. Porky Blue is Stage 2 of this years TransRockies however this ride is not a race and you can take the shuttle and avoid the climb to Coal Creek summit. We define “not a race” with no start or finish […]

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Porky Blue on July 24
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Porky Blue on July 24

Filed in Biking by on July 27, 2011 1 Comment • views: 2101

A group of us rode Porky Blue last Sunday. The double-track in from Coal Creek Summit was a bit wet but all good riding. The single-track traverse to Fernie Ridge involved some walking on scattered snow remnants. The ride down was excellent all the way and the Coal Discovery Trail back to Fernie is in […]

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The Guides Hut provides Townies for Porky Blue
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The Guides Hut provides Townies for Porky Blue

Filed in Biking by on July 28, 2011 3 Comments • views: 2827

This years Porky Blue is pleased to announce that Mark Gallop, owner of the Guides Hut, is donating two townies bikes for the raffle at the post-ride party. The bikes are very nice and it will be exciting to have someone leave the event with his and her townies. Pat Gilmar said, “We are very […]

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5th Annual Porky Blue on August 2
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5th Annual Porky Blue on August 2

Filed in Biking by on July 17, 2014 • views: 3039

Registration is open for the 5th Annual Porky Blue ride. The Porky Blue ride is a fun group ride with no timing and a fundraiser for the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring club. The Porky Blue trail is very difficult and requires a high level of fitness and technical riding abilities. Expect the ride to […]

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Porky Blue 2016

Filed in Biking by on January 20, 2016 • views: 2243

The 7th annual Porky Blue is scheduled for Saturday July 30th and is celebrating the 25th year of Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club! This is a classic Fernie social ride, it’s not a race, however is a challenging ride. $40 plus a $4 admin fee signup includes shuttle, water station, safety sweep, FT&STC membership, […]

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Tunnel Creek and Thunder Meadows to Open views: 381

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: 194

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: 229

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: 1075

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 […]