Who is a Fernie Mountain Mama? She is the woman next to you in line at the grocery store. She is your next-door neighbour. She is the girl who hitchhiked west or drove north or cycled east and found her forever-home in the Kootenays.
This June, we will hopefully continue to get a bit of wet weather. Trails on Castle Mountain are known to dry out nicely. Here’s a great route to explore this month!
Want in on the act this summer? Here’re a few key tips to help you start off on the right foot, and get yourself to both the start, and more importantly, the finish...
Frustration, fear and lack of focus are three things we try to avoid on the golf course but they seem to creep in when we least need them. In what other sport do we get thinking about the smallest things? I know that when I'm playing golf I try not to think about what happens if the ball goes out of bounds, I think about where I'm trying to get the ball to land. Here are some tips to stay in the game even when things aren’t going your way.
Summer in Fernie is sweet. It can also feel rather short, after the lengthy months filled with all things pow. This is why it is very important to take advantage of being outdoors in the sun with friends and family for every occasion possible.
On May 27, 2019 the Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA) announced that a re-route is in the works for one of Fernie's popular trails, Swine Flu.
Back by popular demand, the Second Annual Fernie Junior Ripper Trail Passport is a series of skill/age appropriate mountain bike challenges. The goal is to ride the trail, find the checkpoint sign, and record the animal found on the sign on this worksheet.
Summer carries with it moods as varied as the heat of the sun. Barbecues and busy gatherings with friends, baseball games and afternoon dips, a pitched tent on a sandy shoreline, the need for complete solitude beneath cliffs of a summit. Summers in Fernie are fraught with opportunity—sometimes the hardest part is choosing where to begin.
A variety of local trail notices and updates have caused the need to clarify the current situation for this summer season. Trails in Fernie are extensive, cherished and a critical part of what Fernie is well known for. Though 2019 will experience a few interruptions most trails are accessible to mountain bike, walk and hike! Continue below for current details and updates.
Com·mu·ni·ty - A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.
Starting a fitness journey can be hard. Going at it completely solo can be even harder. When you have a tribe around you supporting you, encouraging you, and believing in you even when the going gets tough, not only do your goals seem that much more achievable, but the process itself becomes way more enjoyable.
Have you been riding Swine Flu? Have you been troubled by mud just past the cattleguard and to the right?
Every year, I come up with different trails and loops to recommend to locals and visitors. You would think coming up with something new might be difficult, but it’s actually quite the opposite! We are so blessed in this Valley.