How Fit is Your Family

A little quiz to see how your family measures up on the Fernie fitness scale.

Posted by Sarah Ingram on Mar 26, 2016 in Outdoors

The Training Plan

Winter and snow are slowly coming to an end so now is the to begin a 12-week specific training program for your Elkford or Wasa sprint distance.

Posted by Brendan Morgan on Mar 22, 2016 in Outdoors

Elk River Fishing - What You Need to Know

photo by Raven Eye Photography

Summer time means fly fishing time in Fernie. Here are five important pieces of information to help you enjoy your slice of fly fishing heaven.

Posted by admin on Mar 20, 2016 in Outdoors

Stroll Up Matheson Falls

If you've visited Fairy Creek Falls just outside of Fernie, you're in for a treat, as Matheson Falls provides it's own beauty in a lush green environment. A short 20-minute jaunt up the creek, a perfect place to take friends or relatives. Read More...

Posted by Marie Wilfong on Mar 18, 2016 in Outdoors

Shakey’s Acres

Month two of Karen's quest to learn about the people behind the names led me to Dave Aikens, a long-time member of the Fernie Alpine Resort Pro Patrol. 

Posted by Karen Pepper on Mar 17, 2016 in Outdoors

Monster Energy Boarderstyle Nationals

Pitting four snowboarders at a time in a head-to-head boardercross-style race integrated with big slopestyle terrain features. The course culminates with a jump at the bottom of the course. This combination of mandatory spins and flat-out speed is a crowd favorite and led legendary snowboarder (and last year’s runner up) Terje Haakonsen to call it “the sport that boardercross should be“.  

Posted by admin on Mar 13, 2016 in Outdoors


An inspiring story of the Canadian twin sisters that dominated the cross-country ski scene from the late 1960s to mid-1980s.

Posted by Jeff Williams on Mar 13, 2016 in Outdoors

Fairy Creek Falls

Getting out in the fresh air, enjoying our trails and mountain views is a great way to spend time with family. A classic Fernie trail is Fairy Creek Falls, great for a family hike in the spring.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Mar 07, 2016 in Outdoors

Who We Are

Family is who we are. With the promotion of solid ethical trail use etiquette, and general good behavioural values to instil upon our the trail-user family, the Fernie Trails Alliance is an integral part of this community’s fabric.

Posted by Terry Nelson on Mar 05, 2016 in Outdoors

Extreme Griz

For three days of the year, Jesse wishes she had a beard. It is a strange want, yes, but if you’ve ever attended Griz Days, you might understand her plight.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Feb 29, 2016 in Outdoors

The First Leg

Get yourself motivated to stick to your commitment to go swimming, to see if you can actually do this sport called triathlon. 

Posted by Brendan Morgan on Feb 21, 2016 in Outdoors

Positive Working Relationships

Partnerships are an essential component of the FTA's success. Whether we are referring to our society board members or the supportive relationships of our funding bodies. 

Posted by Terry Nelson on Feb 19, 2016 in Outdoors

Helly Hansen Geo Cache “Virtual Scavenger Hunt”

Helly Hansen has hidden all sorts of virtual gear throughout the resort and all you have to do is find their location by skiing/riding around, claim it and it will be sent to you!


Posted by admin on Feb 13, 2016 in Outdoors

Great Partnerships

Ski poles are an integral part in transferring energy from the upper body to the snow to generate forward movement. Finding the best ones for your skiing lifestyle is key.

Posted by Jeff Williams on Feb 12, 2016 in Outdoors

Ski Touring Cabins in Fernie, BC

In recent years ski touring has grown multitudes in popularity, and Fernie and the surrounding area offers many opportunity for the backcountry enthusiast. The area includes five awesome mountain ranges – the Monashees, Rockies, Selkirks, Purells and Valhallas.

Posted by admin on Feb 09, 2016 in Outdoors