Outdoors

Top Ten Family Winter Fun

Fernie’s contingent of families has been on the rise in recent years, and with it has come an amazing array of programming and events specific to kids and families. This provides a great resource not just for those residing here, but those visiting.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Dec 19, 2017 in Outdoors

Snowmobiling in Fernie

Fernie, BC is rapidly becoming one of British Columbia’s ultimate sledding destinations. Legendary snowfall, five distinct riding zones, staging areas just minutes from your door with local amenities and attractions for every type of rider – wide open adventure awaits!

Posted by Nicole Matei on Dec 19, 2017 in Outdoors

Nordic Skiing at the Fernie Golf and Country Club

This is a great time of year to celebrate how lucky we are in Fernie to have so many winter activities to choose from. A great place to start early season is the Fernie Golf and Country Club.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Dec 18, 2017 in Outdoors

Christmas Tree Hunting

Most of us live in Fernie for the access to the great outdoors, yet in the shoulder season, once mountain biking has wrapped up and before skiing starts, many of us hole up inside, waiting for the snow. One of the many blessings of living here is that it could not be easier to get your own tree.

Posted by Fix on Dec 14, 2017 in Outdoors

Fall in Love with Snowmobiling

Some call it snowmobiling, but Shantelle calls it sledding. Imagine hanging onto someone’s back, ripping along at high speeds, occasionally in the dark. What on earth was the appeal and what helped change her mind about it.

Posted by Shantelle Weir on Dec 05, 2017 in Outdoors

Ski Touring 101

Skiing the backcountry in Fernie is a lot of fun and takes you to some beautiful locations, but before you take that first step out off bounds off the hill or decide to go and climb to the top of a mountain to ski a line, there should be a lot of forethought and info gathering before you go.

Posted by Steve Kloepzig on Nov 09, 2017 in Outdoors

Ridgemont on Foot

November is a good time to reflect on the season and recharge your batteries. You never know what you are going to get for weather this month or what activities will be available. Skiing, hiking or biking, maybe all three?

Posted by Julie Kelly on Nov 05, 2017 in Outdoors

Autumn Fever

Getting a little, well, stir-crazy in the fall as the looming winter leaves you craving for a change in scenery. Jesse can't shake it. She must go somewhere.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Nov 02, 2017 in Outdoors

A Cozy-Kept, Shangri-la Winter

Winter can be cold. The snowbanks are high enough to bury stop signs, and with the right storm, deep enough to bury your car. With that in mind, here is a list of things that might make your winter in Fernie a little brighter; comforting, delicious, practical things that will take the sting out of any frost you might acquire.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Nov 01, 2017 in Outdoors

Troy Nixon

Troy Nixon may be a newer resident to Fernie, but he has swiftly become well-known through his extensive involvement in the community.

Posted by admin on Oct 31, 2017 in Community

The Elk Valley Trail

We have so much to be grateful for in Fernie. With all the recent Wildfires in BC and surrounding area, we are truly fortunate to have been minimally impacted. One trail that we have so many people to give our gratitude to is the Elk Valley Trail (part of The Great Trail/Trans Canada Trail).

Posted by Julie Kelly on Oct 16, 2017 in Outdoors

Great Mountain Gratitude

The most glorious glow from the sun, with hues of blood-reds blending with the faded blue of the day.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Oct 06, 2017 in Outdoors

Mountain Biking with Guillaume Boutet Lesperance

September has always been a favourite month for mountain biking in Fernie. Cooler temperatures, the start of the autumn colours and a few less folks on the trails – just perfect. Long-time staff member Gui shares the excitement about the September Bonus Weekend.

Posted by Karen Pepper on Sep 15, 2017 in Outdoors

Learning to Paddle

If you’ve been thinking about learning how to canoe or kayak on the lake or river, but think it’s too expensive, a hassle or scary then September is the perfect time to jump in a boat, enjoy the mountains from the water, get some exercise and explore.

Posted by Gord Bunston on Sep 14, 2017 in Outdoors

Trail to Ale

As the summer comes to a close why not try something new to challenge yourself?

Posted by Fix on Sep 12, 2017 in Outdoors