Outdoors

Fernie Alpine Resort Joins Vail Resorts Epic Pass

On March 5, 2019 the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies and Vail Resorts announced that RCR hills, including Fernie, Kicking Horse, Kimberley, Nakiska, Mont Sainte Anne and Stoneham, are joining the industry-leading Epic Pass as of the 2018/19 season.

Posted by admin on Mar 05, 2018 in Outdoors

Like Riding a Bike

Discover proper riding techniques make sledding easy, like riding a bike.

Posted by Shantelle Weir on Mar 04, 2018 in Outdoors

Best Year Yet

Tom helps you take a look at ways to make this year the best year yet – cliché, we know!

Posted by Tom Gibson on Feb 23, 2018 in Outdoors

Whose Woods These Are I Think I Know

The holidays have passed and we have had the chance to recover. Now go on a short walk, find a place with a nice view where no one will come by, and sit.

Posted by Jeff Colden on Feb 19, 2018 in Outdoors

Running in Montane

Keep it simple this month. This route requires minimal equipment and travel time. Put on your trail running shoes and head to the old barn in Montane either by foot or car. You can park just off Coal Creek Road by the barn. 

Posted by Julie Kelly on Feb 18, 2018 in Outdoors

Routes to Explore this Winter

The mountains are covered in white glorious snow, and endless opportunity awaits you. Now your only problem is trying to fit it all in. Well, we’re to help. Here are our choices of routes not to miss this winter season.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Feb 14, 2018 in Outdoors

Big Bang Bagels

Jesse experiences bagel making where this local shop has made 50,000 bagels this summer. A reflection of success, of support from Fernie and its visitors.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Feb 13, 2018 in Outdoors

Easy to Access Winter Viewpoints

With snow completely changing the landscape, these beautiful and adventurous snowshoe spots are destined to provide a little winter magic.

Posted by Christine Thompson on Feb 07, 2018 in Outdoors

Learn to Adjust Your Machine

Sleds are complex machines, but there are some simple adjustments you can make to really change your ride and step up your game. Bar height, suspension and ski pressure are a good place to start personalizing your ride.

Posted by Shantelle Weir on Feb 01, 2018 in Outdoors

Fernie Duathlon

Julie challenges you to do two activities in one day. Here are two routes, one designed for Nordic skiing and the other for biking or snowshoeing.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Jan 24, 2018 in Outdoors

Winter Picnic

This winter, add some magic and memory with something that few of us choose to do in the winter – picnic!

Posted by Jeff Colden on Jan 23, 2018 in Outdoors

Recovery

During the ski season you may start to ache and get sore in your glutes and instead of stretching, one of the go-to moves is tall kneeling with rotation. 

Posted by Tom Gibson on Jan 18, 2018 in Outdoors

Good Juju

Jesse loves her column. It leads to great things. But this morning, a week past deadline in mid-December, she realizes she has nothing to write about. No neighbourly wine-making, no backcountry exploration – nothing.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Jan 10, 2018 in Outdoors

A Stroke of Inspiration

Although sledding was not always a part of her life pre-stroke it has definitely become a way of life in the chapters that followed. It's inspired her to keep pushing and to help others feel inspired by a sport that can be so intimidating.

Posted by Shantelle Weir on Jan 06, 2018 in Outdoors

Cross-Country Skiing with Kids: Make it Fun!

Cross-country skiing is truly a sport for all-ages, and one that can be fun for parents, kids and even toddlers. Here are a few tips to make it fun while you introduce the sport to your family.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Jan 04, 2018 in Outdoors