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Teck Cross Country Ski to Surprize Cabin 2010-12-19 009What could be better than free?  Blackjack are keen to show off their groomers and get you out playing in the snow.  If you don't have plans on Sunday I would say - why not go skiing?

LAST FREE SKI DAY March 11 2012

Bring family and friends to experience our beautiful trails.

Hosted by MtnFM bringing you tunes and hot chocolate.

See you there.......

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Interbike Trade Show 2011-09-13 002I made a special effort to shrug off all commitments and get to the Interbike dirt demo this year, I have heard great things and thought it was time I checked it out.  I arrived into Vegas at 11.50 with the goal of making it for the last shuttle at 2.30pm out to the demo.  Vegas was calm and overcast when I got there, however from what I heard it sounds like I arrived at the perfect time, just after the storm passed.  Earlier that day the dirt demo had been more of a mud fest with only the hardcore hitting the trails with some serious rain around them.

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It was my birthday last week and totally contrary to my personality instead of heading out and hitting the trails I just hung out and took a day off.  It was awesome to sit back and relax with the knowledge of a weekend of biking just on the horizon.  This weekend past was the annual Silver Mtn Brewsfest.  Silver mountain is in Kellogg, Idaho and a great place to go downhill.  The Brewsfest is a super cool event; for less than the price of a regular lift ticket you get to ride the mountain bike trails, try out beers from 30 different breweries and listen to cool music. 

It is not the most extensive bike park you'll ever visit but the trails are fun and super long.  From the top of the world's longest single pole gondola back to the base you drop 2,200 ft, its a long way down!  Three runs and I was revved up and loving life but the body was tired and ready to eat some food and drink some beer.  The runs are a little bumpy but have fun flow, a few challenging sections and lots of smiles at the bottom.  The gondola ride gives the legs and arms time to recover then downhill we go.  To make it a full weekend you can stay on mountain and enjoy the water park too where they have the Flowrider so surfing and biking in one day is possible at Silver Mountain.  This is the second year I've attended and it is definitely an annual event; check it out next year we will be there!!  The more friends the more fun to be had!

After the weekend I was a little jaded, slightly stiff and in need of some yoga.  BettyGoHard and Kerry Yoga had our first Hiking and Yoga event on Monday night - what a way to start the week off on the right foot!  We hiked to the top of Raven Rock trail to the lookout overlooking the the town of Trail and the Columbia river - what a view!!  Overlooking the Columbia, Agathe led us through a half hour gentle yoga practice; normally I have trouble stilling my mind and really getting into my practice but with the wind blowing gently and the view of the mountains it was the best yoga I have done for as long as I can remember.  Thank you to the ladies that joined us and the cute guy at the bottom with the amazing quinoa fruit parfait it was the perfect way to end a perfect experience.  Next week we will be doing Elder Trail high above the Columbia on the other side of Trail.  Maybe I will see you there.

Have a great week

Betty

 

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Doukhobour Draw - Temporary Closure

Due to logging and roadbuilding activity on private land, part of the Doukhobor Draw trail & the Patterson Railgrade are now closed until further notice.

Doukhobor Draw is closed between its' intersection with Tamarack trail (also signed as the highest point on the trail) and the Red Mountain Railgrade in Patterson. The Patterson Railgrade is closed from the bottom of Doukhobor Draw south to to the end of Barley Road and King George Park. Signs have been installed on the trail, and your cooperation is appreciated. The trail will be reopened when it is safe to do so. Please stay tuned as additional temporary closures are expected on other sections of these trails.

 

What's New
Remember you can visit our "What's new website" at http://sites.google.com/site/kctswhatsnew/ for all updates and closures information.
Upcoming Events
Sunday September 4th- Seven Summits Poker Ride
Saturday October 8th- Huck en Berries Bike Jam
Sunday October 9th- Dreadhead Super D
2011 Memberships

 

We'd like to encourage all trail users to become members of the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society. Annual memberships are $10 for individuals, $20 for a family, $125 Lifetime. Your support is vital for the continued development and maintenance of the trails. Your membership is a formal statement of support. You can download the form here and mail them in or drop them off at Rossland City Hall.

 

 

Please check our website for news and events at www.kcts.ca
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