Nordic Along Montane Trail

Jesse experiences The Montane Trail, a three-by-one kilometre area maintained for cross country skiing, that leads to a brand new warming hut.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Feb 01, 2016 in Outdoors

Linda’s Run

Ski hills are so rich in their histories. That history can be seen around Fernie Alpine Resort every day. The names of the runs that appear on the trail maps and mountain signs. 

Posted by Karen Pepper on Jan 27, 2016 in Outdoors

How Far to the Top

We strive to provide inclusive access to the entire trail network, but at times may need to adjust perspectives to suit everyone. 

Posted by Terry Nelson on Jan 20, 2016 in Outdoors

Let’s Get Our Feet Wet

Luckily for us, competing in a triathlon doesn't have to be Hawaii Ironman extreme. Anyone can enjoy a similar experience with these options.

Posted by Brendan Morgan on Jan 19, 2016 in Outdoors

Destination of the Month - Castle Rocks

There's nothing like reaching the summit on your own steam to feel a sense of accomplishment. Snowshoeing up Castle Rocks definitely fits the bill!

Posted by Julie Kelly on Jan 18, 2016 in Outdoors

Little Triumphs and Adventures

After another year of mad adventures as we continue to push ourselves and overcome fears.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Jan 15, 2016 in Outdoors

Adversity to Triumph

Mastering downhills with turns will decrease your stress levels when skiing on Fernie trails and increase your enjoyment.

Posted by Jeff Williams on Jan 10, 2016 in Outdoors

Fernie Winter Wild Nature Tours

Fernie Nature Tours is back this winter season to offer their Winter Wild Nature Snowshoe Tours. Access powder meadows glistening or spend a day in the spectacular Cedar Valley Old Growth Reserve.

Posted by admin on Jan 07, 2016 in Outdoors

Destination of the Month - Pete's Bench

Biking is an activity that carries on in Fernie even during the winter months; including the popular trail Mushroom Head.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Dec 22, 2015 in Outdoors

Feelin’ Gratitude

An important part of the Fernie community, the Fernie Trails Alliance has depended on selfless volunteers, who graciously share their time, expertise and passion building and maintaining a trail system that provides recreational access to our magnificent surroundings.

Posted by Terry Nelson on Dec 22, 2015 in Outdoors

Island Lake Lodge's New Snowcats

As part of Island Lake Lodge's continual effort to up the quality of the guest experience at Island Lake Catskiing, they're proud to introduce their new deluxe passenger snowcats!

Posted by admin on Dec 20, 2015 in Outdoors

Grateful for the Birkebieners

The first skiers only used one pole or spear in addition to the skis but today we use two poles so you should take advantage of them and add more double poling to your skiing. Double poling uses the upper-body to apply power onto the poles to move the skier down the trail. 

Posted by Jeff Williams on Dec 12, 2015 in Outdoors

Firefighter For a Day

The Fernie Fire Hall receives roughly 430 emergency calls each year, half of which are medically related. Jesse spends the day learning what it takes to be a firefighter.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Dec 04, 2015 in Outdoors

Harvest Feast and Fest

Joining chefs Barrie Elliot and Logan Gaede as they prepare for this event, which is meant to raise money for Wildsight – an organization that prides itself on sustainability and biodiversity protection – features an outdoor feast with locally sourced foods and live auction, followed by a day-long festival the next day.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Nov 16, 2015 in Outdoors

Dryland Training

Skiing is described as a power-endurance activity where the power is exerted from quick, forceful contractions and the endurance is the ability to continue skiing for a long period of time which is influenced by cardiovascular stamina, muscular strength, and mental toughness. Now is the time to improve your skiing fundamentals of power, endurance, speed and balance through ski specific training.

Posted by Jeff Williams on Nov 10, 2015 in Outdoors