Outdoors

Avalanche Canada Shutting Down Forecasting for the Season

Avalanche Canada will issue its final forecast for the season on March 28, which is about a month earlier than normal. The final three-day forecast will remain in effect until March 30.

Posted by admin on Mar 24, 2020 in Outdoors

Get It From Their Mama

There is nothing more rewarding than watching your children thrive on the mountain. Seeing their genuine enjoyment of snow, skiing and shredding. To watch them fall in love with exactly what you love: Fernie powder.

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Mar 20, 2020 in Outdoors

Running

Stick on the Prehab theme to see what you can do in March to avoid having a running in jury in May! Here are some tips and exercises to get you started.

Posted by Bob Maudie on Mar 15, 2020 in Outdoors

Fernie Women on Wheels

Have you ever noticed how empowered you feel after getting a good dose of fresh mountain air? It can be as simple as a walk with the dog, a stroll down main street or hitting the trails on your bike, snowshoes or skis. It can also be empowering to enjoy these activities with a group. 

Posted by Julie Kelly on Mar 09, 2020 in Outdoors

Jess Hotter, Freeride World Tour Athlete

Jess having a spot on the tour speaks volume on her skills and ability. Your technique in all snow conditions is dialed down, balance and control in the air is perfected, and you have fluidity and speed in your riding – all things the judges critique your line on.

Posted by Danyal Taylor on Mar 03, 2020 in Outdoors

Cross Country Skiing

If you are interested in making your cross country skiing a little smoother, and possibly a little more enjoyable, give these exercises a try.

Posted by Bob Maudie on Feb 19, 2020 in Outdoors

Elk Valley Nordic Centre and The Elk River Trail

Have a great winter and don’t be afraid to show your love for the Fernie and Sparwood trails.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Feb 12, 2020 in Outdoors

First Love

My son was born just shy of Valentine’s Day. The first article of clothing to adorn his body was a red knitted toque with a white heart on it, donated to the hospital by caring volunteers. His first experience of the world, besides utter shock I assume, was one of love. Warm, soft and cozy love.

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Feb 05, 2020 in Outdoors

The Streak

Every March my clinic is full of people who have been overdoing it on the slopes. Rarely missing a day; skiing in the rain, boarding on ice or living the dream on epic pow days. I always ask them their number. They all know it. Usually somewhere between 80-90 days by March.

Posted by Bob Maudie on Jan 14, 2020 in Outdoors

Tribe Inspirers

A new year and a new opportunity to take part in the #FernieStreak are upon us. Mamas, Papas, babes and everyone in between are encouraged to get active, to connect and to smash new goals. 

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Jan 10, 2020 in Outdoors

The Fernie Streak

Whether you’re looking for a three-hour adventure or cramming a 30-minute walk into your hectic day, streaking is for everyone. The inaugural year was a huge success, full of inspiring stories, amazing photos, epic adventures, rekindled friendships, new sports, and 31 days full to the brim of #FernieStoke. 

Posted by admin on Jan 02, 2020 in Outdoors

Snowshoe Adventures Not to Miss

Known for its deep powder days and great skiing, there's another fun way to explore the snow and all its winter beauty - with snowshoes! The trees covered in snow, glistening as the sun hits their surface with only the sound of your snowshoes crunching above the snow through the seemingly sleeping life of nature surrounding you. Winter brings a beautiful landscape just waiting to be discovered. Try these three snowshoe adventures for something new.

Posted by Christine Thompson on Dec 21, 2019 in Outdoors

Now This is the Way to Spend a Winter’s Day

Whether you’re here for a short or a long time, one thing is for sure - you want to experience the perfect winter’s day. For obvious reasons, there are varying opinions on just what this day would entail… so we got in touch with three avid winter recreationalists, each with their own passion and they gave us a run-down of what this day would look like from their perspective.

Posted by admin on Dec 18, 2019 in Outdoors

Lazy Lizard Snowshoe & Mountain Shadows Loop

Enjoy your holiday season and head out on this family-friendly snowshoe on one of Fernie’s classic trails, or try the Mountain Shadows Loop in Sparwood.

Posted by admin on Dec 15, 2019 in Outdoors

Warming Huts and Hidden Trails

Winter is a trillion snowflakes and whispering trees on the crispest, quietest of nights. It’s steamy coffee against white-walled snowbanks, and January embers glowing against the cast iron of a wood stove in a log cabin deep in the woods.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Dec 11, 2019 in Outdoors