A Guide to Novice Downhilling

What comes to mind when you hear “downhlll mountain biking?” Images of armoured-up riders, with full face helmets and goggles, covered in mud or dust going at mock speeds down steep and technical trails? It isn't just for the expert, gnarly rider.

Posted by Karen Pepper on Jun 17, 2016 in Outdoors

Planting Trees

Back aches in subsequent days and Jesse is reminded of her feeble tree-planting attempt. Then she remember that there are 350 new trees in the ground because of her and the ache subsides. 

Posted by Jesse Bell on Jun 04, 2016 in Outdoors

A Guide to Intermediate Trails at FAR

A great progression and are absolutely manageable (and fun!) for the numerous cross-country riders who want to delve into the downhill experience.

Posted by Karen Pepper on Jun 03, 2016 in Outdoors

The Bugaboos

Often feeling like you're in the most amazing place in the world with mile-high cliffs, emerald-green forests, lakes so quiet you can hear ripples from the wind on their surface.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Jun 03, 2016 in Outdoors

Summer Sports Injury Prevention

Regardless of how much you get out or your activity choice, Bob Maudie of Fernie Physiotherapy shares exercises to keep your body balanced and injury free.

Posted by Bob Maudie on Jun 01, 2016 in Outdoors

Lawn Care

Owner of Mow and Snow, Duncan shares how you can acheive a thick green lawn, including eliminating the use of poisons. 

Posted by Duncan Maisels on May 31, 2016 in Outdoors

Fairy Creek Falls

Over the next few months, the Elk River Alliance (ERA), our community-based watershed group wants to encourage folks to get out and explore its sources, the ecosystems adjacent to creeks and rivers, as well as the plants and animals that thrive there. This month it's Fairy Creek and it's significance to Fernie.

Posted by Lee-Anne Walker on May 24, 2016 in Outdoors

Our Community Trails

The trail user community in Fernie is leaving tracks in the dirt around every corner. The Fernie Trails Alliance has become the guiding force in creating amazing recreational opportunities for trail enthusiasts.

Posted by Terry Nelson on May 22, 2016 in Outdoors

A Guide to Trail Running in Fernie

Regardless how high your winter stoke gets, no one can disagree that summer’s arrival is a welcome one. Long days and clear skies. Cold beers and sundrenched decks. Single track and trail running. Matches made in heaven. And summer in Fernie offers it all. 

Posted by Abi Moore on May 18, 2016 in 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