Outdoors

For anyone on the competitive wakesurfing circuit, Caroline Villeneuve’s status as a pioneer and legend in the sport are well known, but it is now official as Villeneuve has been presented with the Competitive Wakesurfing Association’s most prestigious award, the Legend Award, for her contributions to the sport.

October is here and I’m panicking to make my child a costume. Alright, alright, I mean panicking to find one to buy or bor-row. I often leave tasks like this to the last minute and end up being a witch or ghost, again. I want more for my son. Or do I?

The Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA) has been working hard all season to keep the trails in tip-top shape. Here are some of the projects the crew will continue to work on this fall. 

Al Matador
Our volunteers and contractors will continue their hard work on Al Matador. Brushing, benching and rock armouring will continue as the weather permits. Improvements to this trail were able to happen from the funds we received from the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) Trail Enhancement grant received last year.

It was a stellar weekend for East Kootenay riders at the 2020 Wake Canada Wakesurf Nationals, presented by Yanmar Marine.

If Einstein was right (and I think he often was) in stating that imagination is more valuable than knowledge, then schools that focus on creating space for imaginative play are exactly what we need. Enter: Forest School. Enter: Little Einsteins.

It’s September, how did that happen? It’s also the last of the Donation Box Scavenger Hunt, with the most challenging location to date - Swine Flu! When this article was written, the Pig Donation Box was located lower down on this wonderful trail on Mount Proctor, but has recently been moved to the top of the trail, offering stunning views of the mountains and town of Fernie. 

Hopefully over the summer, you have gained strength, endurance and curiosity and you and your family will make it to the best location yet! 

September’s Education Issue is a great time to review and bring awareness to trail etiquette. 

2020 has brought us all a lot of unforeseen surprises, challenges, and difficulties. Yet for new parents Janice Doucette and Joey Kosolofski, their glass has always remained half full. Expecting your first child will do that to you.

A newborn’s sweet presence, perfection, and grace, reminds us all that every little thing is going to be alright. Babies urge us to slow down and enjoy the peace and quiet, together, as a new family. Throw in a pandemic and you have a recipe for extreme serenity, as no one is even allowed to visit! Sadly, Grandmas included.

If you’ve been following along since June, and finding all of the donation boxes for our summer Scavenger Hunt, you have reached two beautiful locations so far - The Fairy Creek Falls and the Cedar Forest off of Gorby Trail. 

Summer at Fernie Alpine Resort is in full swing, with record summer passes purchased and many visitors and residents enjoying all that the lift-access offers including a variety of hikes and an extensive network of trails for all levels of riders and preferred styles of riding.