Outdoors

Good Juju

Jesse loves her column. It leads to great things. But this morning, a week past deadline in mid-December, she realizes she has nothing to write about. No neighbourly wine-making, no backcountry exploration – nothing.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Jan 10, 2018 in Outdoors

A Stroke of Inspiration

Although sledding was not always a part of her life pre-stroke it has definitely become a way of life in the chapters that followed. It's inspired her to keep pushing and to help others feel inspired by a sport that can be so intimidating.

Posted by Shantelle Weir on Jan 06, 2018 in Outdoors

Cross-Country Skiing with Kids: Make it Fun!

Cross-country skiing is truly a sport for all-ages, and one that can be fun for parents, kids and even toddlers. Here are a few tips to make it fun while you introduce the sport to your family.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Jan 04, 2018 in Outdoors

Core

Tom's new segment explores Fernie’s other, less obvious and maybe lesser-known fitness activities. Those of you looking to try something new, or trying to pass the time through these long dark nights – this is for you.

Posted by Tom Gibson on Dec 26, 2017 in Outdoors

Wine in Little Italy

Jesse's first house was a simple house and one day over the fence her neighbour, Alfonso Elia, handed her some homegrown beans, even one time a bottle of wine. Leading to stories of wine creation and history.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Dec 20, 2017 in 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

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