The New Green

Green can make you feel good and in the Fernie Trails Alliance circles, green symbolizes “Beginner Trails”. The Trail Construction and Maintenance Committee of the FTA have been busy over the last couple of years to create an environment to experience opportunity.

Posted by Terry Nelson on Apr 09, 2017 in Outdoors

Elk River Apiaries

Jesse visits the Elk River Apiaries with apiarist Deborah Davidson to learn that the weeds we so often despise of are the ones little bees need. 

Posted by Jesse Bell on Apr 05, 2017 in Outdoors

Conquering Your Fears

A working mother with three children, knew she'd always felt that triathlon was a sport she'd like to try, except one thing kept getting in the way. She was a horrible swimmer.

Posted by Eden MacGregor on Mar 25, 2017 in Outdoors

The Fernie Academy Fury, No Gym? No Problem!

The Fernie Academy and it's athletic opportunities for it's students.

Posted by Erin Summers on Mar 14, 2017 in Outdoors


Marking five years and 60 different adventure stories later, including completing a three-day hike, Jesse continues to adventure. Looking forward to even the smallest of trips, as they sometimes leave the biggest of impact.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Mar 03, 2017 in Outdoors

Fernie Women on Wheels

Fernie is a competitive town; the women here are inspiring and potentially intimidating on first encounter. They will challenge, accept and encourage you with empathy, most of them remember where they started, even if it was 20 years ago. It was with all these different women in mind that Fernie Women on Wheels (FWOW) was born.

Posted by Heather Lavers on Mar 01, 2017 in 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