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

Nordic Adventures with Your Four-Legged Friends

Opportunities abound in Fernie when it comes to getting out and about with your four-legged friends. While the Nordic Centre and Golf Course are STRICTLY for Nordic Skiing ONLY do not despair.

Posted by Tara Higgins on Dec 08, 2019 in Outdoors

’Tis the Ski-son

Winter is here! Fernie-ites and visitors alike are eager to get outside and shred. On top of hitting the slopes, did you know that Fernie also has five unique xc skiing areas with over 50 km of trails to explore? It’s a great activity for the whole family especially as it is so accessible for new moms and soon-to-be moms. 

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Dec 04, 2019 in Outdoors

Top Ten Family Winter Fun 2019/20

Fernie is such an attractive location for families for a variety of reason, but above all else because of the opportunities and amenities available for this younger cohort (and also those young at heart). As the number of families continues to grow, so does the programming, facilities and events.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 21, 2019 in Outdoors

FTA Intentions & STA Update

Find out the Fernie Trails Alliance’s (FTA) intentions are for 2020 and The Sparwood Trails Alliance (STA) have been working diligently with great success this year in bringing new trails to its expanding network.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Nov 15, 2019 in Outdoors

The Spark of Dreams

“Intention is the starting point of every dream,” says Fernie mother of two, Sanne de Groot. “It is the creative power that fulfils all of our wants and our needs, whether for money, relationships, building a dream home, spiritual growth, or love.”

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Nov 07, 2019 in Outdoors

Inherited Spirit

We all have a spirit animal. For Fernie Mountain Mamas it is often the majestic and graceful Gran-Mama. Our saviour. Our calm amidst the storm. Our inspiration.

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Oct 11, 2019 in Outdoors

Volunteerism and Fall Views

It takes a lot of spirit to maintain our trail network. With over 300 kilometres of trails, we could not maintain and build our trails without the dedication of our volunteers.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Oct 02, 2019 in Outdoors