Outdoors

Destination of the Month - Montane

The trail itself has a real community feel. On any given day you will see runners, walkers, and bikers of all ages and levels.

Posted by Julie Kelly on May 17, 2016 in Outdoors

It Takes A Community

As another cross-country ski season comes to an end it is time to reflect back on the successful year for the Fernie Nordic Society that was made possible by the amazing cross-country community.

Posted by Jeff Williams on May 14, 2016 in Outdoors

Wigwam Flats

With feet hanging over an embankment that falls 150 metres to the Wigwam River, Jesse spends the afternoon back on my mountain bike. Sunny rays peak through faraway pine trees; the mid-April day is delightful.

Posted by Fix on May 05, 2016 in Outdoors

Great Rides for Every Level in Fernie

Fernie has been known as a mountain biking mecca for some time, but what many do not know is the growth of trails being developed or revised to provide opportunities to the younger cohort of riders, or those new to the sport.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Apr 30, 2016 in Outdoors

Madi Bragg

Bestowed with two green thumbs and a passion for growing her own food, Madi Bragg embraces cold-climate gardening at her home in Fernie. 

Posted by Helen McAlliste... on Apr 29, 2016 in Outdoors

Whitefish, Montana Spring Getaway

Every spring to kickstart the bike season, I head somewhere fun to explore new trails and enjoy a different community.

Posted by Fix on Apr 28, 2016 in Outdoors

How to have an amazing summer in Fernie

We asked a Grade 3 class from Isabella Dicken Elementary School what they would recommend visitors to Fernie do while here this summer, and here is what they had to say.

Posted by Fix on Apr 26, 2016 in Outdoors

Ski Prep and Storage

It is easy to put your skis in the basement and forget about them until we see the snow again but preparing your skis for summer storage at the end of the season will make all the difference in how well they will perform at the start of next year.  

Posted by Jeff Williams on Apr 25, 2016 in Outdoors

Five Tips to Help Your Golf Game

A round of golf at the Fernie Golf & Country Club can be a beautiful and relaxing way to spend part of your day. Having said that, those of us who have dabbled with this sport know that the experience can turn frustrating pretty quickly.

Posted by Michael Van Horne on Apr 20, 2016 in Outdoors

Tips from the Trenches

The last in a beginner triathlon series, with Fernie Triathletes sharing their experiences and tips to new athletes to the sport.

Posted by Brendan Morgan on Apr 19, 2016 in Outdoors

Emily’s

As the winter season comes to a close, Karen shares one more story about a run name at Fernie Alpine Resort, named Emily's. 

Posted by Karen Pepper on Apr 18, 2016 in Outdoors

Trail Stewardship

Spring is a great time of year to get back out on the trails and to review the IMBA “Rules of the Trail” and how we can continue to respect the environment.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Apr 17, 2016 in Outdoors

A fashion-forward, Shangri-la Summer

Summer in Fernie is unlike any other season. Every morning you wake up to sunshine and towering mountaintops, the Elk River meandering beautifully through the valley, bike wheels turning on every street; it is a little shangri-la. And to ensure you maximize every delightful second, there are a few things you might want to carry along with you.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Apr 12, 2016 in Outdoors

In the Studio with And What Apparel

Jesse Druxerman, owner of And What Apparel in Fernie, invites Jesse into his workshop for the day to make some local hand-bleached and hand-made clothing.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Mar 29, 2016 in Outdoors

Fernie Hikes Not to Miss

Sitting in this valley, it’s hard not to envision yourself at the top of one of the magnificent peaks surrounding us. Fortunately there are trails… a lot of trails leading to various points along the mountain side, and to peaks if you wish. 

Posted by Fix on Mar 26, 2016 in Outdoors

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