The Powder Diaries

Fernie Alpine Resort and the community of Fernie has a unique and powerful charm that draws people from all over the world to visit, and perhaps even relocate here permanently. It starts with the lure of the deep legendary powder and builds into a profound love of the mountains, trails, waterways and culture of this vibrant community.

Posted by Karen Pepper on Oct 14, 2015 in Outdoors

Meghann O’Brien

The idea of transitioning out of one area – especially one that has brought success – and into another can be a scary thing, but it is clear Meghann O’Brien has been graceful in doing so.

Posted by Hannah Griffin on Oct 13, 2015 in Outdoors

Air Show High

Jesse experiences four Gs in the sky as she rides in a 1958 Nanchang CJ-6A Chinese warbird plane.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Oct 08, 2015 in Outdoors

Melissa Lotholz

Growing up on a family farm in Alberta to being a part of an exciting and unusual Winter Olympic sport.

Posted by Hannah Griffin on Sep 24, 2015 in Outdoors

Old Dogs, New Tricks

The Fernie Trails Alliance has been working over the last couple of years to construct trails that provide opportunities for all levels of skill, interest, and comfort. With these new offerings, making our trails accessible to a broader user group creates challenges for all skill levels to cohabitate on the same ribbon of dirt.

Posted by Terry Nelson on Sep 08, 2015 in Outdoors

Lazy Lizard Trail Opens

After 4 years of planning and construction, the Lazy Lizard has now been completed up to Island Lake Lodge. The trail is designed for various ability levels including novice and young riders.

Posted by admin on Sep 02, 2015 in Outdoors

West Coast Trail

There are moments in life when you realize you are exactly where you need to be; when you sit on a beach along the sea sipping tea, watching the sunrise and the whales play.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Sep 02, 2015 in Outdoors

Sharon Wood

Sharon Wood reached the peak of Mount Everest on May 6, 1986, as part of a team of dedicated mountaineers. As she reached the peak she became the first North American woman to do so, and the team she was part of was also the first one to travel successfully up the west ridge and north face of Everest.

Posted by Hannah Griffin on Aug 23, 2015 in Outdoors

Roberta Milne and Tyler Carson

Culture is so intrinsically linked to food, that it is said we cannot have one without the other. What we choose to grow, how we tend our gardens, and the way in which we prepare our food, all say a lot about a person’s culture. Roberta Milne and Tyler Carson have created a unique food culture in their Annex garden.

Posted by Helen McAllister on Aug 15, 2015 in Outdoors

Sasquatch! Music Festival

Held at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington, this festival features 100 different shows on five different stages.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Aug 11, 2015 in Outdoors

Bike Culture

The obsession with cycling: not just the act of riding a bicycle but everything that goes with cycling; the lifestyle, the fashion (shaved legs included), the food, aesthetics of a beautiful bike, the epic routes, the legends and, of course, coffee, good coffee.

Posted by Tom Gibson on Aug 04, 2015 in Outdoors

Alex Duckworth

Hailing from a small fishing village in Nova Scotia, having spent years travelling the world hitting massive half pipes, Alex decided earlier this year to resign from the National Team and is deciding what life will bring next.

Posted by Hannah Griffin on Jul 21, 2015 in Outdoors

The Fernie Connections Foundation

This summer the Fernie Connection Foundation is offering a 5-day whitewater focused leadership camp for youth in the Elk Valley.

Posted by admin on Jul 16, 2015 in Outdoors

Kootenay Rockies Enduro Series Comes to Fernie

The KR Enduro Series is about providing the opportunity for people to travel and explore new trails with friends and family. Its a relaxed vibe, while still incorporating the competitive edge of beating buddies with always food and beer at the finish line.

Posted by admin on Jul 10, 2015 in Outdoors

Angelique Ouimet

Her passion for growing her own food puts her on par with any adrenaline junkie.

Posted by Helen McAllister on Jul 09, 2015 in Outdoors