Outdoors

Fernie Golf Club Opening Notice

The Fernie Golf Club is very excited to be opening the golf course for the 2020 season.

Posted by admin on May 18, 2020 in Outdoors

FTA News and Riding to Morrissey

Looking for a ride close to town this time of year? Cokato Road to Morrissey is a great option. A gravel bike is ideal for this ride but a mountain bike also works well.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Apr 30, 2020 in Outdoors

Making Lemonade

What an unbelievable time to be alive! For the first time in over a hundred years, we are witnessing new and trying times as we step forward into the uncharted territory of a global pandemic. As a community, and in true Fernie fashion, we are coming together to support one another and make the best of an unknown situation.

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Apr 30, 2020 in Outdoors

International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) Conference Rescheduled

After careful deliberation, the ISSW2020 organization committee has made the difficult decision to reschedule the upcoming ISSW conference due to the many uncertainties presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. The ISSW conference is now scheduled for October 3-8, 2021 and will remain in Fernie, BC.

Posted by admin on Apr 23, 2020 in Outdoors

Local Athlete To Provide Youth Biking Program

Fernie local, Carter Nieuwesteeg has returned to the vally after having graduated from University, ready to set down roots and give back to the community. A competitive mountain bike racer and certified NCCP Coach, Carter is offering an Athlete2Athlete Coaching Program (A2A) for youth in the Fernie area this summer.

Posted by admin on Apr 18, 2020 in Outdoors

Wigwam Flats & Spring News

Spring is in the air and you may be keen to hit the trails on foot or bike. April can be a tricky month for weather so please be mindful of trail conditions before heading out. Reviewing the IMBA “Rules of Trail” is a good way to make sure you are respecting the environment and our trail network.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Apr 18, 2020 in Outdoors

Biking

A few Key Points for bike fit and a handful of exercises to keep you “balanced” off the bike. 

Posted by Bob Maudie on Apr 15, 2020 in Outdoors

Take it All In

We learn countless invaluable lessons from our parents. And that learning never ends, even in their passing. Recently, I lost my father. The loss feels big and heavy. So big, that if I give it too much thought, I fear that my sadness may swallow me whole. Yet as we move out of winter and into spring, I too, am slowly coming back to life.

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Apr 10, 2020 in 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