Outdoors

Cat Skiing

Jesse and her crew at Fernie Wilderness Adventures

Posted by Jesse Bell on Mar 16, 2012 in Outdoors

The World of Ski Cross

This month I asked Fernie resident Cathy Morris of the Massage Place to enlighten us on the world of ski cross.

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Early in November, 2011 I was chatting with a friend about spending the winter in Whistler and mentioned that I was considering talking to Dave Ellis (Director of Sport, Canada Ski Cross) about massage opportunities with the Canadian Ski Cross team. I left her office, and literally bumped into Dave. Our conversation went something like this:
“I was just talking about you. Would you by any chance need any help with the Ski Cross team this winter?”

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mar 16, 2012 in Outdoors

On the Mountain with the Fernie Ski Patrol- The Krazy Karpet and Sunny Days

Photo by Ben Jackman

The start of February marks the halfway point of another ski season at Fernie Alpine Resort. The 50th season has experienced many milestones so far, and even more highlights. We have skied some of the deepest powder of our lives, and marvelled at vistas that others only dream of. With the best yet to come, our Golden Jubilee continues to be pure gold.

The Krazy Karpet

Posted by Fernie Ski Patrol on Mar 07, 2012 in Outdoors

The Power of Powder witn Ann Amundsen

On January 17 at 4:30pm, during one of the biggest snow storms Fernie has seen in recent years, I sat with Ann Amundsen (formally Bowman) to remember the good ol’ days.

Posted by Fix on Feb 27, 2012 in Outdoors

The Downside of Sport

Wear your helmet, photo by V.Croome

Sports bring joy to people in so many ways, through personal accomplishment, winning euphoria, the adrenaline of participation and even just the entertainment of being a spectator. Unfortunately as with anything in life there are lows amongst these highs. As such an avid sports fan it is tough to discuss such a downer topic but the reality is if you play a sport competitively or recreationally injuries can and will happen.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Feb 10, 2012 in Outdoors

On the Mountain with the Fernie Ski Patrol - February 2012

With legendary powder restored and Polar Lift complete, it is time for back to basic mountain fun at Fernie Alpine Resort. Skiing and boarding continues to get better and better each and every day. Most of your favourite lines are filled in and ready to shred!

Winds of Change

Posted by Fernie Ski Patrol on Jan 31, 2012 in Outdoors

Fernie Museum - The Power of Powder with Dave O'Haire

As we delve deeper into Fernie’s 50th season of lift access skiing, and the Fernie Museum continues its work on a new exhibit (The Power of Powder) to celebrate this accomplishment, we decided to collaborate and highlight some of the characters, friendships and stories that have arisen through an inherent addiction to deep pow.

Posted by Fix on Jan 23, 2012 in Outdoors

On The Mountain by Steve Ruskay

There is nothing quite like ringing in the New Year ski patrol style- with explosives and powder skiing! Happy 2012 Fernie! Now that the distractions of the holiday season are behind us, it’s time to get back to our main focus- legendary winters. So far, the 50th season at Fernie Alpine Resort has been fantastic. Great snow conditions, and of course Polar Peak. With the best of the ski season yet to come, make a New Year’s resolution to get up on the mountain, and soak in as much of this winter as possible.

The Ski Patrol Jolly Jumper

Posted by Fernie Ski Patrol on Jan 10, 2012 in Outdoors

Cross Country Skiing: The Return of Skinny Skis

It is not often you see a pair of skinny skis on the hill anymore. Everyone is ripping around on fat, reverse camber skis and the long thin boards are a thing of the past. But if you take a look just off the hill you may see an influx of longer, skinny skis. Cross country skiing appears to be gaining in popularity in our town, perhaps thanks to an influx of new born babies (alpine skiing with a baby back-pack is apparently a no-no these days) and also to the excellent grooming and maintenance of our cross country ski trails.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Jan 02, 2012 in Outdoors

Chicks Rule

Fernie is obviously well known for sport and its high-class calibre of athletes that recreate here. We often just associate these athletes as rippin’ skiers, boarders and bikers. I am recently realizing that many of these ‘on hill talents’ translate to awesome athleticism on the courts and rinks. I have also come to notice that it is many of Fernie’s female athletes that are dedicating themselves to more than just the well-known Fernie sports.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Dec 20, 2011 in Outdoors

December 2011 - On the Mountain with Steve Ruskay

photo by Steve Ruskay

Polar History

Posted by Fernie Ski Patrol on Dec 02, 2011 in Outdoors

What's in a Name?

~ the Scottsdale Fighting Artichokes

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Nov 22, 2011 in Outdoors

A New Ski Season, a New Snow Pack!

Photo by Steve Ruskay - Road to The Peak!

Here’s to a new ski season!

Posted by Fernie Ski Patrol on Nov 08, 2011 in Outdoors

A Year in Review

Photo by V. Croome

Being the first year anniversary of EA Sports I thought I would update the sports covered over the 2010-11 season. It has been an action packed year with many highs; Aaron Rodgers dominant Super Bowl performance in Green Bay’s victory, Erik Guay’s DH World Championship win, and unfortunately a few lows; Canucks just missing hoisting the cup and the terrible tragic crash of the Russian charter flight carrying the KHL team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Oct 02, 2011 in Outdoors

Making Risk Work for You

Hurtling yourself down trails at speed on a two-wheeled self-propelled mechanical device with very little between you and the surrounding environment does seem a little risky at times. However, mountain biking isn’t as dangerous as many people believe. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to manage what risk there is.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sep 27, 2011 in Outdoors