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

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