The directors of the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club are meeting Thursday May 23 8:00 P.M. @ Freshies.
All members or interested people are invited to attend.
Discussion will be about Island Lake, Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek and summer activities.
With the ski hill closing and Fernie trails still under the snow, what could be better than loading up the bikes and going on a road trip to Moab Utah. That is exactly what we did last week, as a matter of fact it seems like half of the mt. bike crowd in Fernie did. [...]
We’ve been doing lots of ski touring this season, but just haven’t taken the time to take many pictures and write any posts. By Sunday the 60cms of fresh that we received on Thursday and Friday was thoroughly shredded on the resort. So Trina, Stephan and myself decided a little tour from [...]
Local Fernie resident Gary Walker has been editing short video clips from his memorable recreation experiences. Here is a short clip from ski touring this wonderful winter:
The Fernie Trails Alliance is looking for a manager. The position is part time and the new manager will be reporting to the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
The Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA) is a registered charity that works with government agencies, private landowners, local businesses, and local outdoor recreation groups to [...]
To call this a “bridge” in light of the the new standard set by George would be a stretch…so I’m going to suggest this structure is a crossing.
When Mitch, Ian and I arrived to install the timbers, three helpers arrived seconds later!
Ian thouroughly tested the structure.[...]
Fernie has enjoyed a historic December for ski touring with a healthy snowpack and great temperatures. The snowpack has been stable with Moderate and Low avalanche hazard ratings by the CAC. The 166 cm snowfall in 7 days was light snow and the temperature has remained cold. Excellent powder, stable conditions and good coverage summarizes [...]
First you start with a 31 foot steel span and several boardwalks of various lengths.Then you send the mule train up the mountain:Then the work starts, grubbing out the earth and building the foundations for the bridge to rest upon: When the cribbing is all built for the bridge:Then you call Greg the helicopter guy [...]
There is a work party at tunnel creek hut on Sat Oct. 6th. The work includes: brush clearing, staining, painting, and finishing building the composting toilet.
Access is a 40 minute hike from the upper parking lot (truck access only).
If you need need more info call Ian @ 250 423-0726[...]
Good mountain bike ride by Fisher Mountain, just west of the Wardner-Fort Steele Road ending Horseshoe Lake. Can do a 23 kilometer shuttle on the Mause Creek Road and gain 800 vertical meters. At the end of the road cycle another 3 kilometers and 400 meters vertical to summit at 2100 meters elevation. Nice [...]
On Saturday, August 4th starting at 11 pm sharp from Fernie Aquatic Center. This race loop involves 3 climbs over 28 kilometers and totals just over 1300 meters elevation gain. HyperVentilation will be climbed twice, the first descent down Southern Comfort and the second descent down HyperExtention. There will be a 3 pm cutoff [...]
Fernie Trails is running our third annual bike event on Saturday, August 4. We will have both a 16 kilometer ride and a 32 kilometer loop race that starts at 11 am at the Fernie Aquatic Center. Both events will use the Castle Mountain trail system that we built and the routes will be [...]
Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club has spent 5 years building Hyper Ventilation and rebuilding Hyper Extension to a higher standard. In this time we also built Castle Rocks Trail, South Castle and Southern Comfort. This summer besides regular trail maintenance we will be building an easier 10% grade climb to the summit of [...]
The crew have been spending a lot of time cutting bush and moving dirt on Hyper Extention. Between last summer and this rainy spring we have upgraded and bermed most of the trail to a faster flow. Should complete the process in the next several weeks.[...]
The crew did a couple days of upgrading to the bottom of Oh Dear and Coal Discovery Trail. Added boardwalks over the bad mud areas and did a 100 meter reroute to get ride of the rest of the muddy section.[...]
Earlier this week the Mt Proctor trails, (Swine Flu, Mad Cow, and Far Side) were under scrutiny with respect to existing Grazing Rights and the impact from riding, in particular dogs and high traffic events.
Concessions were made to allow riding and these are:
1. No dogs on the trails 2. No events on the [...]
The crew continued working on Old Goats and MegaHurtz throughout the weekend, 3 days of hard work in the rain. Replaced the old boardwalk on MegaHurtz that we constructed 15 years ago when we built the trail network between Mt Fernie Park and the Ski Resort.[...]
The FTA boys and gals erected the new Gorby Creek Crossing Bridge to Old Goats Trail today. Thanks to Doug and George for the nicely crafted 32′ bridge and decking. Work party of ten quickly installed the bridge and boardwalks using materials flown in by Ascent Helicopters. SMS Equipment supplied catwalk honeycomb decking and fabricated [...]
Cycled up River Road, Roots and Hyper Ventilation on May 2. Only had to walk several short sections on the way up to the top. There is some snow on the north facing slopes near the summit of Hyper Ventilation. Hyper Extension is still snowed in for another week or two. Descended back down Hyper [...]