Outdoors

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Avalanche Canada’s forecasts rely primarily on data from a network of avalanche professionals across western Canada. The early closure of backcountry operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic has cut off much of that data stream, so the warning service is no longer receiving enough information to issue accurate forecasts. 

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.