Outdoors

Leaving Your Comfort Zone

Training for the Elkford triathlon this runner found her biggest boost was the support from family and friends on race day.

Posted by Fix on Feb 25, 2017 in Outdoors

Admiring the Tracks on the Trail

When out in the winter forest, observing the many tracks that leave an impressions in the snow. A reminder that we must all share the trail and be respectful.

Posted by Terry Nelson on Feb 14, 2017 in Outdoors

Nordic Skiing

There is no shortage of sports, activities, events, and athletes in the Elk Valley. It is not uncommon to see athletes of every age participating and competing in multiple races and competitions throughout all of our four seasons. This winter we thought we would highlight some of our local sports teams and organizations.

Posted by Erin Summers on Feb 06, 2017 in Outdoors

Winter Wheezer

Competing in the equivalent of the Fernie Tears and Gears, Jesse takes on a fun winter event.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Feb 02, 2017 in Outdoors

Secret Stash

It’s just as sweet as its namesake brownie at Freshies - the Secret Stash. Everyone has one, and to some, it’s a true secret. It’s that go-to place on the mountain on a powder day that never disappoints.

Posted by Karen Pepper on Jan 24, 2017 in Outdoors

Snowmobiling in Fernie

With a core trail network of 160kms, the Fernie Snowmobile Association has been the voice for organized snowmobiling in the Elk Valley since 1990. Before you head out on the trails, Nicole shares some key information, suggested rides and what you need to know for enjoying the backcountry and our legendary powder.

Posted by Nicole Matei on Jan 09, 2017 in Outdoors

Gimme Shelter

The member clubs of the Fernie Trails Alliance have ceaselessly worked to provide warm places to hunker down. Could there actually be any better purpose in life than to provide shelter for someone in need?

Posted by Terry Nelson on Jan 08, 2017 in Outdoors

Leave it All On the Course

With all the preparation towards a challenge, this racer crosses the finishes line with energy to spare. 

Posted by admin on Dec 28, 2016 in Outdoors

Celebrating Nordic Skiing

Winter trails have blossomed out of the imaginative, energetic efforts of a dedicated volunteer collective. Nordic skiing opportunities have grown from a scrubby track set loop on the Fernie dyke, into many well-maintained, groomed trails. The Nordic scene is taking Fernie by storm!

Posted by Terry Nelson on Dec 15, 2016 in Outdoors

Wine O’Clock

Attending a wine festival in the Okanagon with local Northern Bar & Stage manager, Jesse learns there is an art to wine, but it isn't just for the connoisseurs.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Dec 13, 2016 in Outdoors

Factors of Maintaining Trails

Our trail network is constantly growing and evolving. Just like us, the trails have personality and just like us, the trails mature, but again like us, our trails need a little help along the way. 

Posted by Tom Gibson on Nov 22, 2016 in Outdoors

Top Ten Family Winter Fun

With the growth of the younger population, Fernie has seen an influx of programming and events for kids and families over the last few years.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 21, 2016 in Outdoors

Fix Favourites: Routes to Explore this Winter

With so many activities and copious amounts of trails options for each, it can be difficult to make a decision when it comes to exploring the extensive wilderness that branches out on all sides of the valley. We know the feeling, so each year we provide some of our favourites to help you out. Here is this year's list.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 15, 2016 in Outdoors

30-Day Yoga Challenge

Jesse takes on Essential Yoga Studio's 30 Day Yoga Challenge and, for the first time ever, feeling like yoga and her belong together.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Nov 10, 2016 in Outdoors

Adaptations

The Fernie Trails Alliance continually works to adapt to the changes that the trail users we represent desire and here are some of the examples, of the changes they have made of late.

Posted by Terry Nelson on Oct 17, 2016 in Outdoors

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